# Quiz: Trivia Questions On Types Of Force!

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Questions: 15 | Attempts: 1,133  Settings  Quiz: Trivia Questions On Types Of Force! In physics class, you are introduced to the concept of force, and this means that it is the push or pull that is exerted on an object. There are different types of force, and the quiz below is perfect for seeing just how well you know them. Do give it a shot and see how well you will do.

• 1.

### A combination of all the forces acting on an object is referred to as the

• A.

Net force

• B.

Absolute friction

• C.

Negative force

• D.

Speed

A. Net force
Explanation
The combination of all the forces acting on an object is referred to as the net force. This term represents the overall effect of all the individual forces on an object's motion. It takes into account both the magnitude and direction of each force, resulting in a single resultant force that determines the object's acceleration or deceleration. The net force can be calculated by summing up all the individual forces acting on an object.

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• 2.

### The SI unit of measure for the strength fo a force is the _____

• A.

Newton

• B.

Einstein

• C.

Brown

• D.

Daltonian

A. Newton
Explanation
The SI unit of measure for the strength of a force is the Newton. This unit is named after Sir Isaac Newton, who made significant contributions to the field of physics and formulated the laws of motion. The Newton is defined as the force required to accelerate a one-kilogram mass by one meter per second squared. It is widely used in various scientific and engineering disciplines to quantify and describe forces.

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• 3.

### When we measured force in our labs we used a piece of lab equipment called a ___________

• A.

Spring scale

• B.

Triple beam balance

• C.

Doctor's scale

• D.

Rubber band

A. Spring scale
Explanation
A spring scale is a piece of lab equipment commonly used to measure force. It consists of a spring attached to a hook, and as force is applied to the hook, the spring stretches or compresses. The amount of stretch or compression is directly proportional to the force being applied. By measuring the displacement of the spring, we can determine the force being exerted. Therefore, a spring scale is the appropriate equipment for measuring force in a lab setting.

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• 4.

### What happens when two forces act in the same direction?

• A.

• B.

They cancel each other out

• C.

The stronger one prevails

• D.

Their sum divided by two is the net force

Explanation
When two forces act in the same direction, they add together. This means that their magnitudes are combined, resulting in a larger overall force. The direction of the resultant force is the same as the original forces.

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• 5.

### Weight is the force of ____________ on an object at the surface of a planet (like Earth).

• A.

Gravity

• B.

Friction

• C.

Air resistance

• D.

Magnetism

A. Gravity
Explanation
Weight is the force of gravity on an object at the surface of a planet (like Earth). Gravity is the natural force that attracts objects towards each other. On Earth, the gravitational force pulls objects towards the center of the planet, giving them weight. Weight is a measure of the force exerted on an object due to gravity. Therefore, gravity is the correct answer to this question.

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• 6.

### When the only force acting on a falling object is gravity, the object is said to be in _____

• A.

Free fall

• B.

Stationary

• C.

Deceleration

• D.

Good shape

A. Free fall
Explanation
When the only force acting on a falling object is gravity, the object is said to be in free fall. This means that the object is not experiencing any other forces, such as air resistance, which could slow it down or change its motion. In free fall, the object is only influenced by the force of gravity, causing it to accelerate downwards at a constant rate. This term is commonly used to describe the motion of objects falling near the surface of the Earth.

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• 7.

### A push or a pull in science is referred to as a ___

• A.

Force

• B.

Inertia

• C.

Motion

• D.

Mass

A. Force
Explanation
In science, a push or a pull is referred to as a force. Force is a fundamental concept in physics that describes the interaction between objects and can cause them to accelerate, decelerate, or change direction. It is measured in units called Newtons and can be exerted through direct contact or at a distance. Force is responsible for the motion and behavior of objects, and understanding it is crucial in understanding the laws of motion and other principles in physics.

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• 8.

### The force that results from two surfaces rubbing together is referred to as ________

• A.

Friction

• B.

Magnetism

• C.

Gravity

• D.

Elastic

A. Friction
Explanation
Friction refers to the force that occurs when two surfaces rub against each other. It is the resistance encountered when attempting to move one object over another. Friction is caused by the irregularities in the surfaces, which interlock and create resistance. This force is present in various daily activities, such as walking, driving, or even writing with a pen. Magnetism, gravity, and elasticity are unrelated to the force that arises from two surfaces rubbing together.

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• 9.

### Two things determine the strength of friction, how hard the surfaces are pushed together and,,,

• A.

The types of surfaces involved

• B.

The spring scale you use

• C.

The temperature

• D.

The time of day

A. The types of surfaces involved
Explanation
The strength of friction is determined by the types of surfaces involved. Different surfaces have different levels of roughness and texture, which can affect the amount of friction between them. Surfaces with more roughness and texture will generally have a stronger frictional force compared to smoother surfaces. Therefore, the types of surfaces involved play a crucial role in determining the strength of friction.

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• 10.

### Gravity is a force that ______ objects toward __________

• A.

Pulls; each other

• B.

Repels; the sun

• C.

Pushes; the poles

• D.

Separates; their partners

A. Pulls; each other
Explanation
Gravity is a force that pulls objects towards each other. This is because every object with mass exerts a gravitational pull on other objects. The strength of this pull depends on the mass of the objects and the distance between them. Therefore, gravity is responsible for keeping objects, such as planets and moons, in orbit around each other and for keeping us grounded on Earth.

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• 11.

### Magnets stick to materials made out of...

• A.

• B.

Iron

• C.

Nickel

• D.

Cobalt

Explanation
Magnets stick to materials made out of iron, nickel, and cobalt. Additionally, magnets can also stick to materials made out of other metals such as steel. Therefore, the correct answer is "all other answers" because it encompasses all the materials mentioned in the options.

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• 12.

### Magnetic force surrounds a magnet and is caused by ...

• A.

Electric charges in the atoms that make up the magnet lining up in the same way

• B.

Magic

• C.

Tiny living cells that only live to put off a magnetic field

• D.

Pieces of a rock originally from outer space that crashed here many years ago

A. Electric charges in the atoms that make up the magnet lining up in the same way
Explanation
The correct answer is electric charges in the atoms that make up the magnet lining up in the same way. When a magnet is formed, the electrons in its atoms align in a specific manner, creating a magnetic field. This alignment of charges generates a force that attracts or repels other magnetic materials. It is this arrangement of charges in the atoms that gives rise to the magnetic force surrounding a magnet.

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• 13.

### If something returns to its original shape after it is squeezed or stretched it has .....

• A.

Elastic force

• B.

Magnetic force

• C.

Gravitational force

• D.

Friction force

A. Elastic force
Explanation
When something returns to its original shape after being squeezed or stretched, it indicates the presence of elastic force. Elastic force is the force that causes an object to return to its original shape or size when the external force is removed. This force is commonly observed in materials like rubber bands or springs, which can be stretched or compressed and then return to their original form.

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• 14.

### We know that the Earth acts as a large bar magnet because...

• A.

We see tiny magnetic minerals lined up to with the Earth's magnetic field in rocks of all ages

• B.

We asked it and there are people who can hear it answer

• C.

Scientists did a test in which they tried to repel a large bar magnet from the space station.

• D.

The north pole sticks up out of the ground near Norway and we can see it

A. We see tiny magnetic minerals lined up to with the Earth's magnetic field in rocks of all ages
• 15.

### Compasses work because...

• A.

Its needle is a small magnet and it is pulled by Earth's magnetic field to point to the North Pole

• B.

It spins until you reach your destination at which time it will stop...so you know you are there

• C.

It knows where you want to go and it points you in that direction

• D.

If you know which way is north the compass will help you to walk that way Back to top