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TEST – Newton’s Laws & velocity-time graphs

Underline the correct answer using a ruler and a pencil.
1. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction refers to newton's
a. first law
b. second law
c. third law
d. fourth law
2. Newton's law of motions were stated by the scientist named as
a. Isaac newton
b. john newton
c. newton ken
d. Eric newton
3. If the forces on an object are balanced, the object will
a.
b.
c.

d.

remain at rest if initially at rest
continue moving in a straight line if initially moving in a straight line
both A and B
neither A nor B

4. The tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion is known as
a. balance.
b. force.
c. inertia.

d. mass

5. The force that pulls falling objects toward Earth is called
a. gravity.
b. air resistance.
c. acceleration

d. free fall

6. Acceleration is defined as the change in velocity divided by
a. speed.
b. time.
c. distance.

d. final velocity

7. The amount of matter in an object is called its
a. weight.
b. force.

c. mass.

d. balance

8. The greater the mass of an object,
a. the easier the object starts moving
c. the greater its inertia.

b. the more space it takes up.
d. the more balanced it is.

9. Two cars collide head-on. At every moment during the collision, the magnitude of
the force the first car exerts on the second is exactly equal to the magnitude of the
force the second car exerts on the first. This is an example of
A) Newton's first law.

B) Newton's second law.

C) Newton's third law.

D) Newton's law of gravitation.

9. An object of mass m sits on a flat table. The Earth pulls on this object with force
mg, which we will call the action force. What is the reaction force?
A) The table pushing up on the object with force mg.
B) The object pushing down on the table with force mg.
C) The table pushing down on the floor with force mg.
D) The object pulling upward on the Earth with force mg.
10. A golf club hits a golf ball with a force of 2400 N. The golf ball hits the club with a force
A) slightly less than 2400 N.

B) exactly 2400 N.

C) slightly more than 2400 N.

D) close to 0 N

11. A net force F accelerates a mass m with an acceleration a. If the same net force
is applied to mass 2m, then the acceleration will be
A) 4a.
B) 2a.
C) a/2.
D) a/4.
Section B. (Show all formula & working where necessary for full marks)
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