Kinetic Energy Quizzes & Trivia

Kinetic energy is the energy of things in motion – from roller coasters shrieking around sharp corners at top speed, to an exhausted cyclist pedaling his bicycle up the steepest hill in town, to a baseball sailing over the back fence for a home run, and even toward chemical reactions and the movement of the planets in their orbits.

This part of physics helps to describe why objects in motion behave the way they do and how energy can be transferred from one body to another (think of the bat that sent that home-run ball flying out of sight, for example). Take our quiz to learn more about kinetic energy (if you can sit still long enough) and make sure to knock your next physics exam out of the park!
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    When playing billiards, the collisions between the balls are best described as __________________.

This quiz covers content that was presented in the Kinetic & Potential Energy section of Unit 1: Matter & Energy.  You will have 30 minutes to complete this quiz.  Take your time.   

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    The ability to do work or cause change is...

Quick quiz on reaction rates and enthalpys.

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    The difference between the potential energy of the products and the potential energy of the reactants is the

Test your knowledge on this basic quiz about potential and kinetic energy!

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    All forms of energy can be classified as...

Choose the correct answer from theose given

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    The energy of an object resulting from motion is __________ energy.


Kinetic Energy Questions & Answers

What is the power requirement of the escalator in order to move this number of passengers in this amount of time? An escalator is used to move 20 passengers every minute from the first floor...
Since I am not a scientist, I can neither confirm nor deny the previous answer. However, I would plug the numbers into the equation myself to double check the work and see if that equation comes up when searching for this kind of problem. I wouldn&r
How many joules of heat are needed to melt 7.50 grams of this substance at its melting point? The heat of fusion for a substance is 122 joules per gram. 
A joule is a measurement usually used in chemistry or another form of science. It usually measures some energy. Energy is defined as work done on something when force is executed on the item. Different effects can be applied to an object. One is to p
How to calculate kinetic energy?
Kinetic energy is the type of energy that occurs when there is movement. It is normal for various items that make use of energy to go from potential energy to kinetic energy in a short amount of time. • The formula for kinetic energy is (KE) i