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FIFA World Cup Physics

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  • Q1

    The World Cup final has gone to extra time and it’s getting dark. Which of these symbols represents the switch for the pitch flood lights?

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  • Q2

    If the forces acting on a football are not balanced, what kind of force is acting on it?

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    Jumble
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  • Q3

    Shortly after a football is dropped, the air resistance is 5 N and the weight of the football is 9 N. What is the resultant force and which direction it is acting?

    14 N, downwards

    4 N, downwards

    14 N, upwards

    4 N, upwards

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  • Q4

    The football pitch is 100m long. Footballer Son Heung-min dribbles the whole length of the pitch in 16 seconds. What is his speed?

    16 m/s

    62.5 m/s

    6.25 m/s

    160 m/s

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  • Q5

    Defender Leah Williamson is chasing down Sam Kerr, who has the ball. Kerr is dribbling at 4 m/s. Williamson is running at 8 m/s and catching up. What is their relative speed?

    2 m/s

    32 m/s

    4 m/s

    12 m/s

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  • Q6

    The gravitational field strength on Earth is 10 N/kg. If a football has a mass of 500g, what is its weight?

    50 kg

    5 N

    50 N

    5 kg

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  • Q7

    A FIFA football must not weigh less than 410 grams or more than 450 grams at the beginning of a game. What could the referee use to measure the weight of the football?

    An ammeter

    A micrometer

    A voltmeter

    A newton meter

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  • Q8

    The 2022 World Cup will be the first-ever World Cup held during the Northern Hemisphere winter months. What causes the Earth’s seasons?

    The speed of the Earth’s rotation

    The sun’s position in the solar system

    The tilt in the Earth’s axis

    The moon’s orbit around Earth

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  • Q9

    When the football fans cheer louder, their sound has a greater…

    Resistance

    Frequency

    Amplitude

    Wavelength

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  • Q10

    The football fans in the stadium start chanting songs. The sound travels in what type of wave?

    A tidal wave

    A longitudinal wave

    A Mexican wave

    A transverse wave

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  • Q11

    Alisson Becker and Emi Martinez want to know which of them is a better goalkeeper. Before they do an experiment, they predict Becker can save more penalties than Martinez. This is called…

    Analysis

    A control variable

    An observation

    A hypothesis

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  • Q12

    Neymar takes 10 practice shots and aims for the top left corner of the goal, but all his shots go in the top right corner. This means he has…

    High precision but low accuracy

    High accuracy and high precision

    High accuracy but low precision

    Low accuracy and low precision

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  • Q13

    The referee sees Alex Morgan offside, but she was far away so the call goes to VAR. The VAR checks a different angle and she was actually onside! What kind of error is this?

    A systematic error

    A procedural error

    An instrumental error

    A parallax error

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  • Q14

    The FIFA World Cup Trophy is made of 18 karat gold and reflects lots of light. What is the incident ray?

    The angle that is perpendicular to the trophy’s surface

    The angle at which light hits the trophy

    The ray travelling away from the trophy

    The ray travelling towards the trophy

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  • Q15

    Smooth, shiny surfaces like the FIFA World Cup Trophy produce…

    Specular reflections

    Refracted reflections

    Infrared reflections

    Diffuse reflections

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