Physics: Scalars and Vectors

Test Quiz

Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Physics: Scalars and Vectors.

1. What is a scalar?
a. A quantity described by direction only
b. A quantity described by magnitude only
c. A quantity described by both a magnitude and a direction
d. A quantity with a magnitude of one
e. An empty quantity

2. What is a vector?
a. A quantity described by direction only
b. A quantity described by magnitude only
c. A quantity described by both a magnitude and a direction
d. A quantity with a magnitude of one
e. An empty quantity

3. What symbol is typically used to draw a vector?
a. Plus sign
b. The letter X
c. Box
d. Arrow
e. Hash tag

4. Which of the following measurements is a scalar measurement?
a. Speed
b. Velocity
c. Force
d. Acceleration
e. Momentum

5. Which of the following measurements is a vector measurement?
a. Volume
b. Mass
c. Speed
d. Temperature
e. Velocity

6. Scalar or Vector: The airplane was flying 500 miles per hour due west from New York to California.
a. Scalar
b. Vector
c.
d.
e.

7. Scalar or Vector: The 5000 pound car was sitting in the last parking space on the block.
a. Scalar
b. Vector
c.
d.
e.

8. Scalar or Vector: The sprinter accelerated towards the finish line at a rate of 5 meters per second squared.
a. Scalar
b. Vector
c.
d.
e.

9. Scalar or Vector: The object was pulled down to the Earth with the force of 5 Newtons.
a. Scalar
b. Vector
c.
d.
e.

10. Scalar or Vector: The temperature in Hawaii was a pleasant 75 degrees F.
a. Scalar
b. Vector
c.
d.
e.

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Physics: Scalars and Vectors page at www.ducksters.com/science/physics/scalars_and_vectors.php.