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Newton's Laws of Motion

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  • Q1
    Which statement illustrates Newton’s first law?
    A ball rolling across the floor eventually slows down.
    All of these
    A stone will not move unless something pushes or pulls it.
    As a car comes to a stop, the passengers continue to move forward.
  • Q2
    Which object has the greatest inertia?
    a beach ball
    a volleyball
    a tennis ball
    a bowling ball
  • Q3
    What force causes a skater sliding on the ice to gradually slow down?
    a balanced force
  • Q4
    A seat belt helps you when your car stops suddenly by providing a(n)
    balanced forward force.
    unbalanced forward force.
    balanced backward force.
    unbalanced backward force.
  • Q5
    One newton is the force that can give a mass of 1 kg an acceleration of
    1 m/s
    1 m/s/s.
    9.8 m/s/s
    9.8 m/s
  • Q6
    Which of the following will result in the greatest acceleration?
    23 N acting on a 2-kg box
    56 N acting on a 2-kg box
    23 N acting on a 5-kg box
    56 N acting on a 1-kg box
  • Q7
    Whenever a force is exerted, another force occurs that is in size, and in direction.
    equal, same
    smaller, same
    smaller, opposite
    equal, opposite
  • Q8
    An object’s momentum is determined by the object’s
    mass and acceleration.
    weight and acceleration.
    mass and velocity.
    weight and velocity.
  • Q9
    Which of the following has a momentum of zero?
    a plane flying through the air
    a leaf falling to the ground
    All of the above
    a newspaper lying on a table
  • Q10
    How does the total momentum of two objects before a collision compare with the total momentum after the collision?
    It is equal to zero.
    It is less.
    It is the same.
    It is greater.
  • Q11
    The force exerted on the racket by a hit tennis ball is the
    action force.
    reaction force.
    gravitational force.
  • Q12
    Which statement about action-reaction force pairs is incorrect?
    They always occur in pairs.
    They occur at the same time.
    They act on the same object.
    They are equal and opposite.
  • Q13
    Two identical cars are traveling at equal speeds. One is going north and the other south. If they collide head-on and stick together, what will happen to the motion of the cars?
    Both cars will move north.
    Both cars will move south.
    Both cars will move east.
    Both cars will stop.
  • Q14
    What is the momentum of a 0.255 g apple falling at 16.0 m/s?
    4.08 kg • m/s downward
    15.9 m/s/s downward
    15.9 kg • m/s downward
    4.08 m/s/s downward
  • Q15
    When a moving bowling ball hits a pin, the ball’s momentum
    is transferred to the pin.
    doubles in force.
    increases the pin’s mass.
    decreases the pin's velocity

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