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The movement of a body launched in space without its motive power, and travels freely under the action of gravity and air resistance alone is called _____________. A B C D rectilinear motion projectile motion uniform circular motion horizontal motion

2. A vector is a quantity with both magnitude and direction. Which of the following is not a vector? A B C D displacement force speed acceleration

3. Refraction is the bending of light. Like for example, a fish might look much nearer to the surface than it really is. Why is this so? A B C D Because light bounces off the ocean floor. Because light travels at a different speed on water. This phenomenon is not true. Because the fish moves too fast.

4. Newton (N) is the metric standard unit of force. This is defined to be _______. A B C D kgm/s^2 kgm^2 kg/L kgm/s

5. What property/characteristic of sound do we perceive as volume? A B C D Frequency Amplitude Wave length Pitch

6. What is the difference between the speed of sound and the speed of light? A B C D Light is 17860 mph faster than sound. Sound is equal the speed of light. Sound is 740 mph faster than light. Light is 740 mph faster than sound.

7. In the color spectrum, the colors are enumerated in increasing__________. A B C D Energy Frequency penetrability Wavelength

8. What horizontal force is necessary to press a 15 kg block against a vertical wall to prevent it from slipping? Assume that the coefficient of static friction between the block and the wall is 0.25. A B C D 500 N 300 N 400 N 600 N

9. When Ryota looked at himself in the mirror, he looks taller than he expected. Why is this so? A B C D The mirror was taller. The mirror was convex. The mirror was concave. The mirror has nothing to do with it.

10. The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of the system is constant. What relation does the kinetic and potential energy in one system possess? A B C D KE = -PE KE < PE KE > PE KE = PE

2. A moving object possesses acceleration if a change in a velocity is observed. Which of the following does not illustrate acceleration? A B C D A book on the table A car running along a curve A cart moving downhill on a mountain slope A ball thrown upwards

3. What is the study under dynamics which deals with the space-time relationship in bodies that are in motion? A B C D Kinetics Mechanics Static Kinematics

4. According to the law of conservation of momentum, the total momentum of a system is conserved. What happens when two bodies of equal masses and equal speeds collide? A B C D Could not be determined. They bounce back with the same speed and distance. They stick together. They bounce sideways.

5. Acceleration is defined as the change in velocity of an object over change in time. Based from this statement, what is the equation for the final velocity of an object? A B C D Vf = Vi + at Vf = Vi at Vf = 2Vi + at Vf = Vi2 + 2at

A B C D

D A C B

7. What is the kinetic energy of a 500-kg car moving at 3.0 m/s? A B C D 2.25 kJ 1.50 kJ 1.75 kJ 2.00 kJ

8. What is the centripetal force acting on a 100 kg car negotiating a circular curve of radius 60 meters at a speed of 30 m/s? A B C D 4.5 KN 2.5 KN 3.0 KN 1.5 KN

9. Newtons First Law of motion is called the Law of Inertia. Which of the following does not illustrate Inertia? A B C D A tanker in full speed turning its engine in reverse an hour before reaching the port. A man on a bus being pushed backward when the bus starts moving. A train slowing down before reaching the station. A ball falling from an airplane.

A B C D

D A C B --Difficult--

1. What type of fundamental interaction that keeps electron from moving away from the nucleus in an atom? A. Weak nuclear B. Strong nuclear C. Gravitational D. Electromagnetic

2. What type of rocks that are form from deposition of minerals and organic compounds in a rivers basin? A. Igneous B. Sedimentary C. Metamorphic D. Silica

3. What type of reaction that produces heat and light from the sun? A. Nuclear fission B Nuclear fusion C. Chemical reaction D. Spontaneous combustion reaction

4. When light bends as it enters a different medium the process is known as what? A. Reflection B. Diffraction C. Refraction D. Contraction

5. What is Newtons first law of motion? A. Law of acceleration B. Law of conservation of momentum C. Law of equivalent reaction D. Law of inertia

6. Pressure waves of frequencies above the audible frequencies are called ___________. A B C D Supersonic Infrasonic Ultrasonic mega sonic

7. A block weighing 200 N lies on a plane inclined 20o with the horizontal. What force tends to pull the block down the plane? A B C D F = (200)(cos 20o) F = (200)(sin 20o) F=200/sin 20o F=200/cos 20o

8. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about electromagnetic waves? A B C D They are produced by moving charges. They travel with the same speed in the absence of vacuum. They are transverse waves. They require a medium for transmission

9. A rally driver has 5 seconds to stop his car which traveling at a speed of 20 m/s. What is his average acceleration? A B C D 4 m/s2 3 m/s2 1 m/s2 0.25 m/s2

10. Which of the following statement/s is/are TRUE? I. Statics involves the study of the forces acting on a body that is at rest or is moving in a straight line with constant speed. II. Dynamics is the study of forces acting on a body that are in equilibrium. III. Statics is the branch of mechanics that studies the forces that affect the motion of an object. A B C D I only II only III only I and II only

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