What Do You Know About Physical Science?

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Physical Science Quizzes & Trivia

Physical science is a branch of natural science which describes and anticipate the nature's phenomena based on scientific research and theory. There are different branches and sub-branches of physical science which encompass astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics, atmospheric science and oceanography. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about physics and chemistry. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    Thermal energy is the __________ of the particles in a material.
    • A. 

      Potential energy

    • B. 

      Total energy

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Average kinetic energy

  • 2. 
    Refrigerators use the process of __________ to remove heat from the interiors.
    • A. 

      Combustion

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Sublimation

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 3. 
    The moving particles in an object have __________ energy.
    • A. 

      Decreasing

    • B. 

      Increasing

    • C. 

      Kinetic

    • D. 

      Potential

  • 4. 
    If the particles in an object begin to move more quickly, their average kinetic energy __________ and the object's temperature __________.
    • A. 

      Decreases, rises

    • B. 

      Increases, falls

    • C. 

      Increases, rises

    • D. 

      Decreases, falls

  • 5. 
    The opposite of evaporation is __________.
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 6. 
    __________ is the thermal energy that flows from a material with a higher temperature to one with a lower temperature.
    • A. 

      Kinetic energy

    • B. 

      Work

    • C. 

      Heat

    • D. 

      Potential energy

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Increases; increases

    • B. 

      Decreases; decreases

    • C. 

      Increases; decreases

    • D. 

      Decreases; increases

  • 8. 
    What causes a balloon to remain inflated?
    • A. 

      The temperature of the air inside the balloon gradually decreases.

    • B. 

      Air particles collide with the walls of the balloon.

    • C. 

      The walls of the balloon gradually compress the gas inside.

    • D. 

      Air particles continue to enter through the balloon's walls.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes particles in a solid?
    • A. 

      Molecules slide past each other; sample takes shape of container

    • B. 

      No attractive forces between particles

    • C. 

      Fills whatever container it is in

    • D. 

      Particles tightly packed together

  • 10. 
    The supporting force exerted by a fluid on an object immersed in it is called __________.
    • A. 

      Lift

    • B. 

      Denisty

    • C. 

      Buoyant force

    • D. 

      Viscosity

  • 11. 
    According to the kinetic theory, all matter is composed of __________.
    • A. 

      Solid material

    • B. 

      Waves

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      Particles

  • 12. 
    According to Pascal, pressure applied to a fluid __________ .
    • A. 

      Increases as it moves through the fluid

    • B. 

      Fluctuates as it is transmitted throughout the fluid

    • C. 

      Is transmitted unchanged throughout the fluid

    • D. 

      Decreases as it moves through the fluid

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Increased; increase

    • B. 

      Increased; decrease

    • C. 

      Decreased; decrease

    • D. 

      Decreased; increase

  • 14. 
    When the temperature of a substance is lowered, its particles __________ .
    • A. 

      Vibrate more slowly

    • B. 

      Escape the attractive forces of the other particles

    • C. 

      Stop vibrating completely

    • D. 

      Vibrate more quickly

  • 15. 
    __________ is the ability of a fluid to exert an upward force on an object immersed in it.
    • A. 

      Viscosity

    • B. 

      Thermal expansion

    • C. 

      Buoyancy

    • D. 

      Vaporization