Physics Test: Practice Questions On Velocity!

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Physics Test: Practice Questions On Velocity!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The difference between speed and velocity is that
    • A. 

      Speed calculations are based on distance and time.

    • B. 

      Velocity must have a direction.

    • C. 

      Speed can be measured in meters per second.

    • D. 

      Velocity can be measured in meters per second.

  • 2. 
    A person riding a bike travels 214 meters in 58 seconds. Calculate the person's velocity.
  • 3. 
    A train maintains a constant velocity of 16.0 meters per second. Calculate the distance the train has traveled after 26.0 seconds.
  • 4. 
    A speedboat maintains a constant velocity of 12.00 meters per second. Calculate the time it will take for the boat to travel 400.00 meters.
  • 5. 
    A car maintains an constant velocity of 18.0 meters per second. Calculate the distance the car has traveled after 1.50 minutes. (Be careful to watch the units!)
  • 6. 
    A taxi maintains a constant velocity of 19.0 meters per second. Calculate the time it takes to travel 2.0 kilometers. (Be careful to watch the units!)
  • 7. 
    An airplane maintaining a constant velocity of 30.0 meters per second encounters a tailwind (from behind) of 15 meters per second. Assuming the pilot takes no action to speed up or slow down the plane, calculate the plane's new resultant velocity.
  • 8. 
    A golf ball has a constant velocity of 21 meters per second traveling North. It encounters a strong 12 m/s wind from the west. Calculate the ball's new resultant velocity. (You will need graph paper or the Pythagorean Theorem!)