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Physics Quiz
Question 1 
A  1.50 kJ 
B  1.75 kJ 
C  2.00 kJ 
D  2.25 kJ 
m = 500 kg v = 3.0 m/s
KE = 1/2 (500kg) (9m^2/s^2) = 2.25 KJ
Question 2 
A  This phenomenon is not true. 
B  Because the fish moves too fast. 
C  Because light travels at a different speed on water. 
D  Because light bounces off the ocean floor. 
Question 3 
A  2000 N 
B  20000 N 
C  2000 N 
D  20000 N 
Question 4 
A  Reflection 
B  Theta 
C  Periods 
D  Cycles 
Question 5 
A  onethird 
B  twice 
C  half 
D  the same 
Question 6 
A  Quartered 
B  Tripled 
C  Halved 
D  Doubled 
Question 7 
A  reduced 
B  abstract 
C  increased 
D  the same 
Question 8 
A  A ball thrown upwards 
B  A cart moving downhill on a mountain slope 
C  A book on the table 
D  A car running along a curve 
Question 9 
A  The sum of the voltage rating divided by the resistance of the load. 
B  The sum of their voltage ratings. 
C  The voltage rating of each battery. 
D  The voltage rating divided by the resistance of the load. 
Question 10 
A  Acceleration 
B  Speed 
C  Wavelength 
D  Frequency 
Question 11 
A  virtual 
B  the same

C  reduced 
D  enlarged 
Question 12 
A  4 N 
B  3 N 
C  1 N 
D  2 N 
Given : m = 2 kg a = 0.5 m/s^{2}
F = mass x acceleration
F = 2 kg x 0.5 m/s^{2} = 1 kg m/s^{2} = 1 N
Question 13 
A  55 N 
B  34 kph 
C  None of the above 
D  12 meters 
Question 14 
A  Mass 
B  Momentum 
C  Force 
D  Inertia 
Question 15 
A  t = 4 secs to t = 6 secs. 
B  t = 6 secs to t = 8 secs. 
C  t = 2 secs to t = 4 secs. 
D  t = 0 secs to t = 2 secs. 
Question 16 
A  Sound is 740 mph faster than light. 
B  Sound is equal the speed of light. 
C  Light is 17860 mph faster than sound. 
D  Light is 740 mph faster than sound. 
Question 17 
A  Inertia is directly proportional to speed. 
B  The bigger the object the more inertia it has. 
C  Inertia is the force that stops motion. 
D  Inertia is a force that keeps objects at rest or relative motion. 
Question 18 
A  acceleration 
B  displacement 
C  force 
D  speed 
Question 19 
A  It is quartered. 
B  It is quadrupled. 
C  It is halved. 
D  It is doubled. 
Question 20 
A  Kilograms, Newton 
B  Pounds, Newton 
C  Kmh, Kilograms 
D  Liters, Kilograms 
Question 21 
A  wave, sinusoidal 
B  pulsar, repeating 
C  period, sinusoidal 
D  wave, single 
Question 22 
A  100 m 
B  11 m 
C  110 m 
D  10 m 
Question 23 
A  Can’t be determined 
B  Lifting the 30kg box 
C  Power needed for both task are equal 
D  Lifting the 60kg box 
Question 24 
A  optical illusion 
B  refraction 
C  Polarization 
D  reflection 
Question 25 
A  instantaneous speed 
B  uniform speed 
C  ordinary speed 
D  average speed 
Question 26 
A  Not moving 
B  Has potential energy 
C  Not changing speed 
D  Not changing direction 
Question 27 
A  A scalar has direction while a vector doesn’t. 
B  A scalar is a typed of vector. 
C  A vector has direction while a scalar doesn’t. 
D  A vector is larger than a scalar. 
Question 28 
A  infrasonic 
B  ultrasonic 
C  supersonic 
D  mega sonic 
Question 29 
A  100 Joules 
B  1 Joule 
C  10 Joules 
D  1000 Joules 
Question 30 
A  The mirror was taller. 
B  The mirror has nothing to do with it. 
C  The mirror was convex. 
D  The mirror was concave. 
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Number 13
Mali yung computation,
Vf=Vi+at
120=0+a(5)
a=120/5
a=24m/s
so kung force hinahanap F=ma
F=(800kg)(24m/s)
F=19200 N
wala yung sagot sa choices
22/30 🙁 practice pa moreeeee!bring it on!
Correction: L1 = 80cm not L2. L2 = 80cm x 500N / 1500N, L2 = 26.67cm (means that 1500N is 26.67cm from the fulcrum).
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At least you still have time to practice. Incoming 4th year HS student? 🙂
@Arvi, Is that how it is? But I thought the heavier person should be much closed to the center so that the seesaw would balance. Since the distance of the lighter person is 20cm from the center, shouldn’t the distance of the heavier person be smaller?
Pls reread. It’s 20cm from the left side. So it’s 80cm from the center given the length of seesaw is 2m (200cm), half of it being 1m (100cm). I agree with Arvi.
Hope I helped! 🙂
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Hi!
I’m Arvi from UP Diliman, Eng’g Batch ’03.
I’d like to correct the solution to question no. 25. Following your line of explanation, L1/ F1 = L2/ F2, we can’t simply express the moment arms (L1 & L2) proportional to the forces (F1 & F2) in this manner. In Physics, this is governed by statics, wherein the summation of forces and moments must equal to zero at equilibrium (to prevent the seesaw from moving or changing its horizontal position.) Hence, the correct proportion should have been L1/F2 = L2/F1 or L1xF1 (moment of F1) = L2 x F2 (moment of F2) using the fulcrum (center of seesaw) as our reference for the moments. Wherein L1 & L2 are the moment arms, F1 & F2 are the forces or weights of the bodies. Once you get L2, subtract it from 1m or 100cm to get the answer.
Moreover, using the center of the seesaw as our point to get the summation of moments, L1 would be 80cm from the fulcrum. F1 is 500N. The moment of force would be F1 x L1 (500N x 80cm = 40000 N.cm, counterclockwise) This moment must be equal to the moment of force, F2 = 1500N in order to maintain equilibrium (F2 will cause a moment in the clockwise direction). The position, x, from the fulcrum multiplied by F2 must be equal to 40,000 N.cm. Solving for x; 40000 = 1500x, x = 26.67cm. Hence, the answer must be 100 – x = 100 – 26.67 = 73.33 from the right side of the seesaw.
Therefore, the answer in not in the given choices. Just my two cents.
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i agree on your equation ARVI, which is L1/F2 = L2/F1, but with respect to the given length of the seesaw which is 2meters (200cm), the distance from the fulcrum on the left side is 180cm (L1=180cm). F1 and F2 are the weight of the boy and the man (F1=500N, F2=1,500N). Thus. L2= (L1*F1)/F2,
L2=(180cm*500N) / 1,500N
L2=90,000cmN / 1,500N
L2=60cm
Hence, the answer remains to be 60cm (which is included on the choices) however the explanation should be edited.
Fulcrum is in the middle of the seesaw, therefore L2=80cm not 180cm.