Physics: Kinetic Energy

Test Quiz

1. Kinetic energy is the energy an object has due to its ________.

a. Position

b. Weight

c. Mass

d. Gravity

e. Motion

2. Kinetic energy can be calculated from what two measurements?

a. Mass and power

b. Velocity and mass

c. Acceleration and weight

d. Speed and momentum

e. Acceleration and velocity

3. What is the standard unit of measurement for kinetic energy?

a. Ampere

b. Volt

c. Newton

d. Joule

e. Watt

4. Potential energy is the energy an object has due to its ________.

a. Position

b. Weight

c. Mass

d. Gravity

e. Motion

5. True or False: Kinetic energy is a vector measurement because it has both a magnitude and direction.

a. TRUE

b. FALSE

c.

d.

e.

6. Where would a car traveling on a roller coaster have the most potential energy?

a. At the bottom

b. Halfway to the top

c. At the top

d. Halfway to the bottom

e. It is always the same

7. What would happen to the kinetic energy of an object if you doubled the mass?

a. The kinetic energy would be cut in half

b. The kinetic energy would double

c. The kinetic energy would triple

d. It would stay the same

e.

8. If a plane was traveling at the same velocity as a bird, which would have the most kinetic energy (assuming the plane has more mass)?

a. Plane

b. Bird

c. They have the same amount of kinetic energy

d.

e.

9. If a 2 kg ball is traveling at 4 meters per second, what is its kinetic energy?

a. 1 J

b. 2 J

c. 4 J

d. 8 J

e. 16 J

10. If a 1000 kg car is traveling at 3 meters per second, what is its kinetic energy?

a. 1500 J

b. 3000 J

c. 4500 J

d. 9000 J

e. 18000 J

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