# Types Of Forces Quiz: Trivia Test!

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Share  Settings  A-Force is that external agent that either produces or stops the motion and changes the direction or shape and size of the object on which it acts. There are several types of forces like gravitational, magnetic, frictional, etc. This quiz will test your knowledge about the different types of forces and their nature.

• 1.
A force is a:
• A.

State of matter

• B.

Energy

• C.

Direction

• D.

Push or pull

• E.

Equal to zero

• 2.
The three types of force are:
• A.

Gravity, friction, balanced

• B.

Balanced, unbalanced, gravity

• C.

Contact, gravity, balanced

• D.

Unbalanced, balanced, friction

• E.

Contact, gravity, friction

• 3.
Which one of the following represents the force of gravity?
• A.

The attraction between a person and a planet

• B.

Force of a table pushing up on a book

• C.

Steve slapping the table

• D.

Victoria ice skating

• E.

A basketball rolling across the ground

• 4.
Which one represents a contact force?
• A.

The attraction of the moon to the earth

• B.

• C.

Steam from a hot beverage

• D.

Sean pushing against a wall

• E.

Ice melting

• 5.
A box sitting on a table represents.
• A.

Only an upward force

• B.

A vector

• C.

Friction

• D.

Motion

• E.

A balanced force

• 6.
A car travelling at constant speed represents.
• A.

Steam

• B.

Static

• C.

Contact force

• D.

Unbalanced force

• E.

Balanced force

• 7.
The overall force acting on an object when all the forces are combined is called the _____ force.
• 8.
Does an object always move when a force acts upon it?
• A.

Yes

• B.

No

• 9.
A chair at rest is pulled by a student out from under a desk.  This pull results in ...
• A.

A balanced force.

• B.

An unbalanced force.

• C.

Extra gravity.

• 10.
An object at rest remains at _____, an object in motion remains in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.
• 11.
Balanced forces cannot change an object's speed or _____.
• 12.
The resistance of an object to change in speed or direction.
• A.

Newton's first law

• B.

Newton's second law

• C.

Newton's third law

• D.

Inertia

• E.

Acceleration

• 13.
The force of an object is proportional to the mass and acceleration of that object.
• A.

Newton's first law

• B.

Newton's second law

• C.

Newton's third law

• D.

Centripetal force

• E.

Inertia

• 14.
The force that keeps an object traveling in a circular motion.
• A.

Newton's first law

• B.

Newton's second law

• C.

Newton's third law

• D.

Inertia

• E.

Centripetal

• 15.
Two shopping carts are pushed with the same force.  One has a lower acceleration than the other. Which is an example that could explain this reaction?
• A.

One shopping cart is full the other is empty.

• B.

The person pushing one cart is larger than the other.

• C.

One is pink.

• D.

One is at a higher elevation

• 16.
Using the Formula F=MA (Force + Mass x Acceleration) solve the following problem.  What is the force applied to the football when the football has a mass of 6kg and it travels at an acceleration of 3m/s2
• A.

2 N

• B.

0.5 N

• C.

2 kg /s2

• D.

18 kg

• E.

18 N

• 17.
An Elephant is pulled by a group of clowns across a circus.  The elephant has a mass of 1000kg and the clowns are pulling with a force of  200N.  What is the acceleration of the elephant?
• A.

0.2 N

• B.

0.2 m/s

• C.

0.2 m/s2

• D.

0.2 kg

• E.

0.2 Nm/s

• 18.
A race car has an acceleration of 4 m/s2 and the force of the engine is 8 N.  Assuming the race car is on the earth, what is the weight of the car?
• A.

0.5 N m/s2

• B.

0.5 kg

• C.

2 N m/s2

• D.

2 kg

• E.

32 kg

• 19.
A baseball is knocked for a home run once it leaves the hand of the pitcher.  The baseball's change in motion was the direct result of...
• A.

The batter

• B.

The force of friction

• C.

The force of gravity

• D.

The force of inertia

• E.

The contact force

• 20.
A force that keeps an object moving in a circle is:
• A.

The force of friction

• B.

A contact force

• C.

An unbalanced force

• D.

A balanced force

• E.

A centripetal force

• 21.
Finish this statement.  For every action, there is an _____ and opposite reaction.
• A.

Obstical

• B.

• C.

Equal

• D.

Opposite

• E.

Acceleration

• 22.
What pushes a bird through the air. (use newton's third law)
• A.

It's wings

• B.

The air

• C.

Sound

• D.

Light

• E.

Fire

• 23.
If a 50kg person runs into the wall at an acceleration of 5 m/s2 with 250 N of force.  Assuming the wall does not break.  How hard does the wall hit them?
• A.

0 N

• B.

5 N

• C.

10 N

• D.

50 N

• E.

250 N

• 24.
Two teams are playing tug o war and neither side is winning.  This is an example of (pick the best one)
• A.

Balanced force

• B.

Unbalanced force

• C.

Newton's first law

• D.

Newton's second law

• E.

Newton's third law

• 25.
A guy pushes on a car causing himself to slide backward away from the car.  This is an example of:
• A.

Balanced force

• B.

Unbalanced force

• C.

Newton's first law

• D.

Newton's second law

• E.

Newton's third law

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