Physical Science

Chapter 3: Forces

Standardized Test Practice

 1 If you swing a large washer on a string in a circle, the net force is _______. A) toward your hand B) away from your hand C) in the direction of motion of the weight D) toward the ground 2 Each of the following is a force, except _______. A) air resistance B) friction C) acceleration D) gravity 3 The forces on the car are balanced at segment labeled _______. (5.0K) A) d B) a C) c D) e 4 The motion of the ball on the right is called _______. (5.0K) A) centripetal motion B) projectile motion C) free fall D) momentum 5 Compared to the ball on the left, the ball on the right will hit the ground _______. (5.0K) A) at the same time B) first C) harder D) second 6 The amount of gravitational force exerted on an object is its _______. A) acceleration B) mass C) velocity D) weight 7 The force of gravity is exerted between Earth and an object _______. A) on its surface B) too close to be in free fall C) at any distance D) when it is falling 8 The rate at which an object falls depends on _______. A) the density of the object B) the mass of the object C) the volume of the object D) the force of gravity 9 During which segment or segments on this graph is the car moving fastest? (18.0K) A) a B) c C) d D) e 10 Which segment represents negative acceleration? (18.0K) A) a and c B) b and d C) e D) b, d, and e