Bill Nye: Friction

QuizÂ by Linsey McEntee

Science
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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5 questions
• Q1

What do you need to do to a triangular weight to get it to slide down a ramp?

Making the ramp wider reduces the friction.

Making the ramp heavier reduces the friction.

Making the ramp flatter reduces the friction.

Making the ramp steeper reduces the friction.

300s
• Q2

Friction is created:

whenever things rub on each other.

whenever things fall.

whenever things break.

whenever things blow up.

300s
• Q3

Which of the following statements regarding friction is correct?

There is less friction between the floor and a rolling bowling ball than there is between the floor and a sliding bowling ball.

There is less friction between the floor and a square bowling ball than there is between the floor and a round bowling ball.

A square bowling ball will travel the same distance as a round bowling ball if the force exerted on each is the same.

There is no friction between the smooth bowling ball and the smooth floor.

300s
• Q4

Which of the following statements correctly describes the role that friction plays in the motion of a train?

Friction is necessary to make a train stop.

Friction is necessary for traction as the train starts moving.

Friction is necessary to keep the train on the tract as it is moving.

All of the above.

300s
• Q5

Crickets make sounds by:

talking.

clapping.

rubbing their wings together.

jumping around

300s

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