# Physics Motion & Forces Quiz

33 Questions | Total Attempts: 615  Settings  This quiz will test you on motion and forces. There will be 33 questions and every question is worth 3. 030303030303%.

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• 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.

• 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.