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Momentum Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following probably has the largest momentum?
    • A. 

      SUV speeding down the highway

    • B. 

      Santa sliding slowly down the chimney

    • C. 

      Centennial gym

    • D. 

      Mack truck parked on the side of the road

  • 2. 
    It is correct ot say that impulse is equal to
    • A. 

      Momentum

    • B. 

      The force multiplied by the distance the force acts

    • C. 

      The change in momentum

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 3. 
    A cannon fires a 40.5kg shell toward a target and the shell moves with a velocity of 120m/s.  Calculate the shell's momentum.
    • A. 

      4,860 kg x m/s

    • B. 

      4.86 kg x m/s

    • C. 

      2.45 kg x m/s

    • D. 

      10 kg x m/s

    • E. 

      2,500 kg x m/s

  • 4. 
    Calculate the momentum of a 700g ball that is rolling down a ramp at 4.6m/s.
    • A. 

      3.22 kg x m/s

    • B. 

      3,220 kg x m/s

    • C. 

      152.17 kg x m/s

    • D. 

      6.57 kg x m/s

  • 5. 
    Which has greater momentum, a 2.0kg hockey puck moving east at 2.5m/s or a 1.3kg hockey puck moving south at 3.0m/s?
    • A. 

      Hockey puck moving east

    • B. 

      Hockey puck moving south

    • C. 

      They have the same momentum

  • 6. 
    When an object speeds up, it increases it's momentum
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Objects with different masses can't have the same momentum.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A bowling ball has 9 kg m/s of momentum when it is rolled 6 m/s.  What is the mass of the bowling ball?
    • A. 

      54 kg

    • B. 

      15 kg

    • C. 

      3 kg

    • D. 

      1.5 kg

  • 9. 
    Momentum has
    • A. 

      Magnitude only

    • B. 

      Direction only

    • C. 

      Magnitude and direction

    • D. 

      Force and Velocity

  • 10. 
    A bumper car (mass=100 kg) is moving forward with a velocity of 6 m/s. It rebounds off the wall with a velocity (going backward) of 5 m/s. What is the impulse on the car?
    • A. 

      -100 kg m/s

    • B. 

      100 kg m/s

    • C. 

      -1100 kg m/s

    • D. 

      -3000 kg m/s

  • 11. 
    What is momentum?
    • A. 

      Any situation where direction matters

    • B. 

      Energy

    • C. 

      Mass in motion

    • D. 

      A variable measured in Joules

  • 12. 
    How does an airbag protect you?
    • A. 

      It decreases the impulse you experiance

    • B. 

      It decreases the change in momentum you experiance

    • C. 

      It increases the time of impact, hence decreasing the force

    • D. 

      It decrease the time of impact, hence decreasing the force

  • 13. 
    A cheetah (mass=80 kg) is running across the vast Savannah. She starts out with a velocity of 5 m/s and speeds up to 10m/s. What was the impulse acting on the cheetah? 
    • A. 

      80 kg m/s

    • B. 

      200 kg m/s

    • C. 

      400 kg m/s

    • D. 

      124 kg m/s

  • 14. 
    A bumper car (mass=100 kg) is moving forward with a velocity of 6 m/s. It rebounds off the wall with a velocity (going backward) of 5 m/s. What is the change in velocity?
    • A. 

      -1 m/s

    • B. 

      1 m/s

    • C. 

      -11 m/s

    • D. 

      -30 m/s

  • 15. 
    A bumper car (mass=100 kg) is moving forward with a velocity of 6 m/s. It rebounds off the wall with a velocity (going backward) of 5 m/s. What is the impulse on the car?
    • A. 

      -100 kg m/s

    • B. 

      100 kg m/s

    • C. 

      -1100 kg m/s

    • D. 

      -3000 kg m/s

  • 16. 
    A bumper car (mass=100 kg) is moving forward with a velocity of 6 m/s. It rebounds off the wall with a velocity (going backward) of 5 m/s. The car is touching the wall for 0.5 seconds. What is the impulse on the car?
    • A. 

      -2200 N

    • B. 

      -200 N

    • C. 

      -6000 N

    • D. 

      200 N

  • 17. 
    You have a mass of 65 kg. You are sitting (at rest) at a stoplight in your car when another car rear ends you. You experience a force of 200 N for 0.5 seconds. What is your final velocity?
    • A. 

      6 m/s

    • B. 

      1.5 m/s

    • C. 

      10 m/s

    • D. 

      8.7 m/s

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