Friction Quizzes & Trivia

It's a cold day. You walk down the road and you can see your breath in front of your face, making little clouds. You forgot to pack your gloves, so what can you do to warm your hands up? It's simple, you rub them together. You just used friction! Friction is everywhere, it's the bane of scientists that want to create perpetual motion...but why? If you know, then it's time to rub your hands together in preparation for this buzzing quiz!

With questions about surviving on a desert island, to why race cars are so smooth and close to the ground, you're bound to get some questions that will rub you the wrong way...but don't react, or else you might just burst into flames! See if you know your friction from your fiction and factions! It's time to get all fired up! Take the quiz and you'll feel a lot warmer inside!
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Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 1628   |  Last updated: Apr 10, 2020
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    Which direction does Friction act?



Questions: 6  |  Attempts: 2502   |  Last updated: Feb 27, 2018
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    What type of friction is keeping this box from moving down the sloped incline?

We generate friction almost every day when you think about it because judging by its definition, friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, or any other types of surfaces like fluid layers, or when...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 248   |  Last updated: Aug 20, 2019
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    How many types of friction are there in total?

Complete each question below.  Each question is worth (4pts).  Once completed check your score and review the test.  If there is a question on the score please print out the test, mark the question of issue and...

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 163   |  Last updated: May 4, 2018
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     ___________ is the process of using a tap or die to produce spiral mating surfaces for the purpose of providing mechanical tension between two mating parts.

Dry Friction occurs on dry or rough surfaces and with the help of solid objects. It sometimes necessitates the action of humans to generate any type of motion. It is done when we move things around in our new apartment, it is...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 115   |  Last updated: Oct 4, 2019
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    How can one define dry friction?

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