AP Physics: Trivia Quiz On Circular Motion And Gravitation!

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  • 1. 
    When calculating the gravitational force between two extended bodies, you should measure the distance
    • A. 

      From the closest points on each body.

    • B. 

      From the most distant points on each body.

    • C. 

      From the center of each body.

    • D. 

      From the center of one body to the closest point on the other body.

  • 2. 
    What is the centripetal force that holds planets in orbit?
    • A. 

      Inertia

    • B. 

      Gravitational force

    • C. 

      Planetary force

    • D. 

      Kepler’s force

  • 3. 
    The force that Earth exerts on the moon
    • A. 

      Is greater than the force the moon exerts on Earth.

    • B. 

      Is less than the force the moon exerts on Earth.

    • C. 

      Is equal in magnitude to the force the moon exerts on Earth.

    • D. 

      Causes tides.

  • 4. 
    How does the gravitational force between two objects change if the distance between the objects doubles?
    • A. 

      The force decreases by a factor of 4.

    • B. 

      The force decreases by a factor of 2.

    • C. 

      The force increases by a factor of 2.

    • D. 

      The force increases by a factor of 4.

  • 5. 
    The law of universal gravitation states that 
    • A. 

      Two objects always exert gravitational forces on each other.

    • B. 

      The force of gravity depends on the mass and the distance between the two objects.

    • C. 

      All objects fall at different rates on earth.

    • D. 

      Both a and b.

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