Phy Exam Rev

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 40

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  • 1. 
    The safest way for you to view the sun is with:
    • A. 

      Binoculars

    • B. 

      Pinhole images

    • C. 

      A telescope

    • D. 

      Colored sunglasses

  • 2. 
    Science is a body of knowledge that:
    • A. 

      Is an ongoing activity of humans

    • B. 

      Describes order in nature

    • C. 

      Condenses knowledge into testable laws

    • D. 

      All of the above choices are correct

    • E. 

      None of the above choices are correct

  • 3. 
    The easiest way for you to measure the distance between the earth and the moon is to place in your line of sight to the moon a:
    • A. 

      Coin

    • B. 

      Meter stick

    • C. 

      Magnifying glass

    • D. 

      Telescope

  • 4. 
    Nicolaus Copernicus is credited with:
    • A. 

      Stating that the sun revolves around the earth

    • B. 

      Stating that the earth revolves around the sun

    • C. 

      Stating that the earth revolves around the moon

    • D. 

      Both choices A and C are correct

  • 5. 
    The earth, like everything else illuminated by the sun, casts a shadow.
    • A. 

      The shadow tapers because of the small size of the moon.

    • B. 

      The shadow tapers because of the huge size of the earth.

    • C. 

      The shadow tapers because of the tiny size of the earth.

    • D. 

      The shadow tapers because of the huge size of the sun.

  • 6. 
    Science and technology are:
    • A. 

      Synonymous with each other, meaning they are the same thing

    • B. 

      Are the exact opposite of each other

    • C. 

      Are related to each other in that technology applies principles of science

    • D. 

      None of the above choices are correct

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a scientific hypothesis?
    • A. 

      Atoms are the smallest particles of matter.

    • B. 

      Space is permeated with an essence that is undetectable.

    • C. 

      Movies are far better than television.

    • D. 

      Albert Einstein was the greatest physicist of the twentieth century.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a step in the scientific method?
    • A. 

      Recognize questions

    • B. 

      Form a hypothesis

    • C. 

      Predict consequences of the hypothesis

    • D. 

      All of the above are steps of the scientific method

  • 9. 
    When using a balance in the lab, the first thing that you should do is:
    • A. 

      Zero the balance

    • B. 

      Wash the balance

    • C. 

      Put a penny under the balance

    • D. 

      Swing the trays of the balance around

  • 10. 
    Weight depends on location, but mass does not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A spring scale measures _____.
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      The force of gravity acting on an object

    • D. 

      Both choices B and C are correct

  • 12. 
    Graphing the results of a laboratory experiment can:
    • A. 

      Help reveal differences among measurements made in the lab

    • B. 

      Help reveal patterns as to the precision of measurements made in the lab

    • C. 

      Help communicate results of the lab to others

    • D. 

      All of the above choices are correct

  • 13. 
    You can calculate the diameter of the sun by:
    • A. 

      Measuring the ratio of the diameter of a sunball/distance of a pinhole

    • B. 

      Measuring the ratio of the distance of a sunball/diameter of a pinhole

    • C. 

      Measuring the ratio of the distance of a sunball/distance of a pinhole

    • D. 

      Measuring the ratio of the diameter of a sunball/diameter of a pinhole

  • 14. 
    Physics:
    • A. 

      Is described as the basic science

    • B. 

      Is the science that underlies biology and chemistry

    • C. 

      Is concerned with the nature of basic things; forces, motion, and energy

    • D. 

      All of the above choices are describe physics

  • 15. 
    A _____ can later be proven incorrect, but a _____ is not contradicted.
    • A. 

      Theory; law

    • B. 

      Law; theory

    • C. 

      Hypothesis; theory

    • D. 

      Law; hypothesis

  • 16. 
    Another term for technology is:
    • A. 

      Applied science

    • B. 

      Energy

    • C. 

      Matter

    • D. 

      Pure science

  • 17. 
    The process of gathering information through the senses is called _____.
    • A. 

      Analysis

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Inference

  • 18. 
    If you were to poke a square shaped pinhole into an index card, what shape would be cast onto the sidewalk?
    • A. 

      Ellipse

    • B. 

      Triangle

    • C. 

      Square

    • D. 

      Circle

  • 19. 
    Today we know that the sun is an average of _____ away from the earth.
    • A. 

      150,000,000 km

    • B. 

      150,000 km

    • C. 

      150,000 m

    • D. 

      150,000,000 m