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Gravity Practice Quiz

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  • Q1
    What is gravity an example of?
    motion
    a force
    matter
    energy
    30s
  • Q2
    Does gravity push, pull or both?
    pull
    push
    both
    30s
  • Q3
    What word describes gravity as a force that acts anywhere?
    universal
    applicable
    unlimited
    infinite
    30s
  • Q4
    If planet Xarnon and planet Aether are moved closer toward each other, what will be the result?
    the force of gravity between them decreases
    Not enough information; need the masses to determine the result
    the force of gravity between them increases
    there is no change in the force of gravity between them
    30s
  • Q5
    Which pair of these four items(a bowling ball, beach ball, toaster, and paperclip) would have the greatest gravitational attraction between them, assuming distance remains constant?
    bowling ball and beach ball
    paperclip and beach ball
    bowling ball and toaster
    toaster and paperclip
    30s
  • Q6
    Which would hit the ground with the greatest force if all are dropped from the same height?
    feather
    school desk
    penny
    piano
    30s
  • Q7
    Which of the following is NOT a factor needed to determine an object's weight?
    acceleration due to gravity
    which planet it's on
    mass
    velocity
    30s
  • Q8
    Identify which number represents the acceleration due to gravity on Earth.
    8.8 m/s/s
    24.79 m/s
    9.8 m/s/s
    9.8 m/s
    30s
  • Q9
    What would you do to find the speed of a falling object after 7 seconds?
    subtract 7 from 9.8
    square 9.8
    add 9.8 seven times
    divide 9.8 by 7
    30s
  • Q10
    Which item would hit the ground fastest after being dropped from the same height: a bowling ball or golf ball?
    bowling ball
    both hit at the same time
    golf ball
    Can't tell without knowing their weight!
    30s
  • Q11
    What will happen if this skydiver spreads out his arms and legs?
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    his terminal velocity will increase
    he will fall faster
    air resistance will increase
    air resistance will decrease
    30s
  • Q12
    Which picture shows the skydivers with a higher terminal velocity?
    Question Image
    both pics show divers with the same terminal velocity
    Top picture
    bottom picture
    You can't tell just from the picture!
    30s
  • Q13
    Weightlessness in space is best described by which term?
    free fall
    terminal velocity
    acceleration due to gravity
    air resistance
    30s
  • Q14
    Which is an example of projectile motion?
    a dog drops a bone onto the ground
    a car backs down a hill
    a bowling bowl rolls down the lane
    the star quarterback throws the ball toward his receiver but has to aim above him
    30s
  • Q15
    Orbits are another example of:
    projectile motion
    air resistance
    free fall
    terminal velocity
    30s

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