What Do You Know About Energy?

37 Questions | Total Attempts: 67

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Energy Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Potential energy is stored energy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Kinetic energy is stored energy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Energy efficiency
    • A. 

      The total amount of useful energy

    • B. 

      Useful energy/ total energy

    • C. 

      Is the same as the Law of Conservation of Energy

    • D. 

      Total energy/useful energy

  • 4. 
    All are examples of potential energy except
    • A. 

      Gasoline

    • B. 

      A moving bicycle

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      A battery

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a conductor
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Copper

    • C. 

      Plastic

    • D. 

      Styrofoam

  • 6. 
    Why use styrofoam to hold a cold soda?
    • A. 

      It's a good conductor, therefore the soda will stay cold

    • B. 

      It's a good insulator, therefore heat moves into the soda slowly

    • C. 

      It's a good insulator, therefore cold moves out of the soda slowly

    • D. 

      It's a bad insulator

  • 7. 
    Movement of electricity from Mr. Burns power plant to our house is an example of energy transformation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Electricity is potential energy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The total amount of energy in the universe is _______
  • 10. 
    Temperature is a measure of the average amount of _______ energy in a substance
  • 11. 
    Gravitational potential energy is greater in Iowa City than in Denver
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Heat moves from colder areas to warmer areas
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A pot of boiling water will make a room warmer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Ted's hand touches a can of cold soda.  What happens?
    • A. 

      Heat moves in both directions

    • B. 

      No movement of heat occurs

    • C. 

      Heat moves from Ted's hand to the can

    • D. 

      Heat moves from the can to Ted's hand

  • 15. 
    Atoms in a cold soda move _______ than the atoms in a warm soda.
  • 16. 
    Nuclear energy in the sun is  ____________ into chemical energy in plants
  • 17. 
    Chemical energy in plants is _______ into chemical energy in our body.
  • 18. 
    Chemical energy in our body is _________ into mechanical energy when we shot a 3 pt shot.
  • 19. 
    When Stephen Goskowski kicks a field goal, what happens?
    • A. 

      Mechanical energy is transformed into chemical energy

    • B. 

      Chemical energy is transformed into mechanical energy

    • C. 

      Chemical energy is transferred into mechanical energy

    • D. 

      Nuclear energy is transformed into mechanical energy

  • 20. 
    What is the difference between heat and thermal energy
    • A. 

      Thermal energy is in an object, heat is the movement of thermal energy

    • B. 

      No difference, they are the same

    • C. 

      Thermal energy in the movement of heat

    • D. 

      There is more heat energy in the universe

  • 21. 
    The amount of thermal energy in the universe remains constant
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    How efficient is a car that uses 100 units of gasoline to produce 10 units of motion energy?
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 23. 
    Frying pans are made from metal but have plastic handle? Why?
    • A. 

      Plastic is a good conductor

    • B. 

      The weights less

    • C. 

      Plastic is a good insulator

    • D. 

      Plastic is a good conductor, making it easier to cook food

  • 24. 
    Sound is a type of potential energy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    All of the chemical energy from gasoline is converted to mechanical energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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