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Describing Motion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In a position vs. time graph, ________ goes on the vertical axis, and ________goes on the horizontal axis.

Question 2 2. If you start at the origin, run around for a total distance of 50 meters, and then finish 5 meters from the origin, what is your distance traveled? And what is your change in position?

Question 3 3. A car travels 3 meters in 5 seconds, and then 5 meters in the same direction during the next 5 seconds, before stopping for 10 more seconds. Which of the following position-time graphs represents this motion?

Question 4 4. What is speed?

Question 5 5. What is position?

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Question 6 6.

You measure the mass of a block five times and get the following values: 0.45 g, 0.55 g, 0.40 g, 0.60 g, 0.50 g

The true mass is known to be 0.50 g. How would you characterize your measurements?

Question 7 7. A measure of how close your measurements are to a true or accepted value of the measured quantity is called:

Question 8 8.

You measure the mass of a block five times and get the following values: 0.48 g, 0.51 g, 0.50 g, 0.49 g, 0.50 g

The true mass is known to be 0.60 g. What is the percent error?

Question 9 9.

You measure the mass of a block five times and get the following values: 0.48 g, 0.51 g, 0.50 g, 0.49 g, 0.50 g

The true mass is known to be 0.60 g. How would you characterize your measurements?

Question 10 10. A measure of how closely repeated measurements agree with each other is:

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Question 11 11. In the SI units, what makes the base units special?

Question 12 12. What is SI units shorthand for?

Question 13 13. What is the point of having units in the sciences?

Question 14 14. What do we call an SI unit that is created by combining base units using algebra?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of a unit?

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Question 16 16. Consider a man walking around a house in a rectangle pattern. He walks 70 feet across the front, 30 feet along the side, 70 feet along the back, and 30 feet along the other side to bring him back to where he began. How much distance did this man cover?

Question 17 17. Consider a man walking around a house in a rectangle pattern. He walks 70 feet across the front, 30 feet along the side, 70 feet along the back, and 30 feet along the other side to bring him back to where he began. If it took the man 2 minutes to complete the walk, what was his speed?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is the best definition of velocity?

Question 19 19. Consider a man walking around a house in a rectangle pattern. He walks 70 feet across the front, 30 feet along the side, 70 feet along the back, and 30 feet along the other side to bring him back to where he began. What is the displacement of the man walking around the house?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a vector quantity?

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Question 21 21. Consider a car traveling west at 60 MPH. The passenger throws a ball in the same direction the car is traveling. If the passenger clocks the speed of the ball at 40 MPH, what is the speed of the ball relative to the road?

Question 22 22. Consider driving in a car at 65 MPH while drinking a cup of coffee. Which of the following would be traveling at the greatest speed?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is accurate?

Question 24 24. Consider a plane flying due West at 200 MPH. The co-pilot is firing a gun in the opposite direction the plane is flying - due East. If the co-pilot clocks the bullets at 500 MPH, how fast would the bullets be clocked from the ground?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an exception to classical relativity of motion?

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Question 26 26. What is distance?

Question 27 27. A boy is riding a bicycle. He first travels 4 miles in 15 minutes, then he travels 6 miles in 45 minutes. What is the boy's average speed?

Question 28 28. If you were measuring the distance between two objects on a desk that is 2 feet in width, which of these distance units would make the most sense to use?

Question 29 29. How do you calculate the average speed?

Question 30 30. If you run around the house randomly, and then end up back where you started, moving a total of 44 meters, what is your distance? And what is your change in position?

Describing Motion Chapter Exam Instructions

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