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General Physics Practice Questions

  • Question of

    For constant acceleration, describe the relationship among displacement, initial and final velocities, and acceleration when the the time variable is algebraically eliminated.

    • For constant acceleration, the difference in the squares of the final and initial x components of velocity is equal to twice the product of the displacement and the acceleration
    • For constant acceleration, the difference in the squares of the final and initial x components of velocity is equal to thrice the product of the displacement and the acceleration
  • Question of

    What is the acceleration of the object during the first 2 seconds?

    • 0.5
    • 1.5
    • 1.0
  • Question of

    Acceleration is the rate of change of an object’s

    • Speed
    • Force
    • Velocity
    • Momentum
    • Mass
  • Question of

    What is the standard unit of measurement for acceleration?

    • Metres
    • Metres per second
    • Seconds per metre
    • Metres per second squared
    • metres per second cubed
  • Question of

    Acceleration is a vector measurement because it has both a magnitude and a ________.

    • Time
    • Distance
    • Speed
    • Temperature
    • Direction
  • Question of

    According to Newton’s Second Law, mass times acceleration equals _______.

    • Weight
    • Force
    • Distance
    • Time
    • Velocity
  • Question of

    Which of the following formulas is used to find acceleration?

    • a = F/m
    • a = m/F
    • a = Fm
    • a = mv
    • a = F/v
  • Question of

    An object with constant acceleration will have an increasing _______.

    • Mass
    • Weight
    • Direction
    • Velocity
    • Atomic weight
  • Question of

    True or False: Assuming no air friction, an object in freefall would have constant acceleration.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    If the velocity of an object changed from 30 m/s to 60 m/s over a period of 10 seconds, what would the average acceleration be?

    • 1 meters per second squared
    • 3 meters per second squared
    • 6 meters per second squared
    • 30 meters per second squared
    • 33 meters per second squared
  • Question of

    If the velocity of an object changed from 100 m/s to 700 m/s over a period of 1 minute, what would the average acceleration be?

    • 1 meters per second squared
    • 6 meters per second squared
    • 10 meters per second squared
    • 60 meters per second squared
    • 600 meters per second squared
  • Question of

    What is another term used for negative acceleration?

    • Speed
    • Direction
    • Velocity
    • Force
    • Deceleration
  • Question of

    What is the definition of electric charge?

    • a property that leads to electromagnetic interactions between the particles that make up matter
    • a property that does not lead to electromagnetic interactions between the particles that make up matter
  • Question of

    Which of the following is the correct force between two negative charges?

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    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
  • Question of

    The property of material due to which it attracts or repels other objects is

    • friction
    • velocity
    • current
    • charge
  • Question of

    Plastic rod rubbed with fur and glass rod rubbed with silk

    • repel each other
    • mix up with each other
    • attract each other
    • none of above
  • Question of

    A negative charge

    • repels neutral charge
    • attracts neutral charge
    • repels negative charge
  • Question of

    The electric charge between two bodies can be produced by

    • sticking
    • rubbing
    • oiling
    • passing AC current
  • Question of

    If mica and woolen cloth are rubbed together, then mica gets

    • positively charged
    • negatively charged
    • remains neutral
    • dual charged
  • Question of

    A physical quantity which has direction as well as magnitude is known as a:

    • force
    • vector
    • scalar
    • weight
  • Question of

    Which of the following is not a scalar quantity?

    • velocity
    • potential energy
    • work
    • kinetic energy
  • Question of

    Which of the following statements is false?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Which of the following statements is false?

    • The centre of gravity of a lamina is at its point of balance
    • The centre of gravity of a circular lamina is at its centre
    • The centre of gravity of a rectangular lamina is at the point of intersection of its two sides
    • The centre of gravity of a thin uniform rod is halfway along the rod
  • Question of

    The magnitude of the resultant of the vectors is:

    • 2N
    • 12N
    • 35N
    • -2N
  • Question of

    The resultant of two forces of 3 N and 4 N can never be equal to:

    • 2.5 N
    • 4.5N
    • 6.5N
    • 7.5N
  • Question of

    The magnitude of the resultant of the vectors is:

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    • 5N
    • 13N
    • 1N
    • 63N
  • Question of

    The magnitude of the resultant of the vectors is:

    • 7N
    • 5N
    • 1N
    • 12N
  • Question of

    Force is a vector quantity. Which is a correct statement about a vector quantity?

    • Has direction only
    • Has direction and magnitude
    • Has magnitude only
    • Has neither magnitude nor direction
  • Question of

    What is the unit of momentum?

    • J/s
    • kgm/s
    • Nm
  • Question of

    The figure below shows the horizontal forces acting on a car. Forces acting on a car, 5000N pulling it forwards with thrust and 5000N pulling it back with drag. Which one of the statements describes the motion of the car?

    • It will be slowing down.
    • It will be stationary.
    • It will have a constant speed.
    • It will be speeding up.
  • Question of

    A car makes an emergency stop. The figure below shows the thinking distance and braking distance of the car. What is the stopping distance?

    larger
    • 74m
    • 75m
    • 73m
    • 72m
  • Question of

    An actor has a mass of 70 kg. Gravitational field strength = 9.8 N/kg Use the following equation to calculate the weight of the actor: Weight = mass × gravitational field strength Give your answer to two significant figures.

    • 690N
    • 700N
    • 790N
    • 600N
  • Question of

    A swimmer dives off a boat. What factor determines the momentum of the swimmer?

    • mass
    • height
    • colour
    • intensity

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