Physics Motion & Forces Quiz

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Motion And Forces Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test you on motion and forces. There will be 33 questions and every question is worth 3. 030303030303%.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a frame of reference?
    • A. 

      An ability to change the size of motion

    • B. 

      Object or background from which movement is compared

    • C. 

      A thing that rotates with the sun

    • D. 

      Object or background which is compared with another object

  • 2. 
    Looking at the Pacific Ocean, when the sun drops below the horizon of California is the sun falling or are you moving?
    • A. 

      The sun is falling

    • B. 

      You are moving

  • 3. 
    The most common frame of reference is the __________.
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Outer Space

    • D. 

      Gravity

  • 4. 
    Change in position in a certain amount of time is called __________.
  • 5. 
    When you describe motion, you are comparing it with some frame of reference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The rate at which an object moves is __________.
  • 7. 
    What is distance?
    • A. 

      The length between two places

    • B. 

      The length between two points

    • C. 

      The length between two areas

    • D. 

      How far I am from somewhere

  • 8. 
    How do you calculate the speed?
    • A. 

      Divide time by distance

    • B. 

      Divide distance by time

    • C. 

      Multiply speed by time

    • D. 

      Multiply time by distance

  • 9. 
    A car travels 440 miles in 11 hours. The speed of the car is __________ miles per hour. (Answer in number(s) only)
  • 10. 
    If the speed of something is given and the time is also given, how can you calculate the distance traveled?
    • A. 

      Multiply time by distance

    • B. 

      Divide distance by speed

    • C. 

      Divide speed by time

    • D. 

      Multiply speed by time

  • 11. 
    If the distance of something is given and the speed is also given, how can you calculate the time?
    • A. 

      Multiply distance by speed

    • B. 

      Divide distance by speed

    • C. 

      Divide speed by time

    • D. 

      Multiply time by speed

  • 12. 
    Constant speed is the type of speed that changes in a given amount of time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Average speed is the type of speed that does not change in a given amount of time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Velocity is speed in a given direction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Velocity measures speed and acceleration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The rate of change in velocity is acceleration
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Acceleration is speeding up, slowing down, or changing direction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Why is velocity in circular motion continuously changing?
    • A. 

      Acceleration is continuously changing

    • B. 

      Direction is continuously changing, not velocity

    • C. 

      Speed is continuously changing

    • D. 

      Velocity is continuously changing, as well as direction

  • 19. 
    The more __________ an object has, the harder it is to stop.
  • 20. 
    The formula for momentum is mass times velocity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    How is momentum conserved?
    • A. 

      When both objects collide. Momentum is lost.

    • B. 

      The objects getting inertia.

    • C. 

      When both objects collide. None of the momentum is lost.

    • D. 

      Only the fast and heavy objects have momentum.

  • 22. 
    A force is a __________.
    • A. 

      Push

    • B. 

      Pull

    • C. 

      The ability to change directions

    • D. 

      All of the other answers

  • 23. 
    A(n) __________ force is when two forces act in the same direction
  • 24. 
    A(n) __________ force is when forces are moving in different directions.
  • 25. 
    An unbalanced force is calculated by using addition/subtraction.
    • A. 

      Addition

    • B. 

      Subtraction