Physics: Work

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Physics: Work.

1. In physics, work occurs when a _____ acts on an object to move it some distance from the start point.
a. Voltage
b. Power
c. Force
d. Velocity
e. Energy

2. What two measurements are needed to calculate work?
a. Velocity and distance
b. Time and distance
c. Mass and Force
d. Force and distance
e. Distance and mass

3. What is the standard unit of measurement for work?
a. Ampere
b. Volt
c. Newton
d. Joule
e. Watt

4. What do we call the distance between the start point and the end point?
a. Displacement
b. Line of force
c. Motion
d. Replacement
e. Movement

5. If you spend 1 hour pushing as hard as you can on a wall, but the wall doesn't move. How much work have you done?
a. 0 J
b. 1 J
c. 6 J
d. 60 J
e. 100 J

6. Which of the following is the correct formula to calculate work?
a. W = F * t
b. W = m * g * h
c. W = 1/2 * F * d
d. W = 1/2 (F * d * t)
e. W = F * d

7. A player kicks a ball with a force of 5 N. The ball travels 10 meters. What is the total work?
a. 0 J
b. 5 J
c. 50 J
d. 500 J
e. 1000 J

8. A box is pushed with the a force of 15N. The box travels 2 meters. What is the total work?
a. 0 J
b. 30 J
c. 100 J
d. 150 J
e. 300 J

9. A woman did 100 push-ups in 2 minutes. How much work did she do?
a. 0 J
b. 2 J
c. 20 J
d. 100 J
e. 200 J

10. True or False: Because work is a vector measurement, it has both a magnitude and direction.

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