Physics: Scalars and Vectors

Test Quiz

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.

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