Physical Science Module 11

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Physical Science Module 11

The forces in creation are being placed directly under the microscope in this quiz, as we turn our attention to the physical topics of fundamental forces, Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion, planets and much more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the weakest of the fundamental forces?
    • A. 

      Gravitational Force

    • B. 

      Electromagnetic Force

    • C. 

      Weak Force

    • D. 

      Strong Force

  • 2. 
    A student drops a ball, and it begins to fall due to the force of gravity that the earth exerts on it.  According to Newton's 3rd Law of Motion, the ball exerts an equal and opposite force on the earth.  True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The gravitational force between two objects (mass1 = 5kg, mass2 = 2kg) is measured when the objects are 10 centimeters apart.  If the 5-kg mass is replaced with a 20-kg mass and the 2-kg mass is replaced with a 12-kg mass, how does the new gravitational attraction compare to the first one that was measured?
    • A. 

      The new gravitational force is 12 times larger than the old one

    • B. 

      The new gravitational force is 24 times larger than the old one

    • C. 

      The new gravitational force is 12 times smaller than the old one

    • D. 

      The new gravitational force is 24 times smaller than the old one

  • 4. 
    The gravitational force between two objects (mass1 = 10kg, mass2 = 6kg) is measured when the objects are 12 centimeters apart.  If the distance between them is increased to 36 centimeters, how does the new gravitational attraction compare to the first one that was measured?
    • A. 

      The new gravitational force is 3 times larger than the old one

    • B. 

      The new gravitational force is 9 times larger than the old one

    • C. 

      The new gravitational force is 3 times smaller than the old one

    • D. 

      The new gravitational force is 9 times smaller than the old one

  • 5. 
    Two moons orbit two different planets, but they orbit their planets at the same distance.  If the first one takes 3 months to make an orbit and the second takes 1 year, which is being subjected to the greatest gravitational attraction?
    • A. 

      The first moon experiences the greatest gravitational force

    • B. 

      The second moon experiences the greatest gravitational force

  • 6. 
    Which planets are the outer planets?
    • A. 

      Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

    • B. 

      Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

    • C. 

      Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter

    • D. 

      Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

  • 7. 
    Which planet in the solar system receives the least amount of insolation?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Saturn

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 8. 
    Which of the following orbits is more likely that of a comet that is relatively easy to see in the night sky?
    • A. 

      Orbit a.

    • B. 

      Orbit b.

    • C. 

      Orbit c.

  • 9. 
    What part or parts of a comet come and go during a comet's orbit?
    • A. 

      Nucleus & Coma

    • B. 

      Coma & Tail

    • C. 

      Tail & Nucleus

    • D. 

      Tail

  • 10. 
    What is the Kuiper belt considered to be a source of?
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Short-period Comets

    • C. 

      Long-period Comets

    • D. 

      Very Long-period Comets

  • 11. 
    What theory says that gravity is caused by the exchange of particles between objects with mass?
    • A. 

      The Bent Space & Time Theory of Gravity

    • B. 

      The Graviton Theory of Gravity

    • C. 

      Einstein's General Theory of Relativity

  • 12. 
    Suppose a scientist determines that there are only two fundamental forces in nature:  the electroweak force and the strong force.  Which of the two current theories of gravity does this mean is true?
    • A. 

      Graviton Theory of Gravity

    • B. 

      General Theory of Relativity

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