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Chapter 2 Quiz 1. How fast you are moving is a property of motion known as A. speed. B. velocity. C. acceleration. 2.

How fast you are moving in which direction is a property of motion known as A. speed. B. velocity. C. acceleration.

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3. How fast you are changing your speed or direction of travel is a property of motion known as A. speed. B. velocity. C. acceleration. D. None of the above. 4. Ignoring air resistance, an object falling toward the surface of the earth has a velocity that is A. constant. B. increasing. C. decreasing. D. acquired instantaneously. 5. Ignoring air resistance, an object falling toward the surface of the earth has an acceleration that is A. constant. B. increasing. C. decreasing. D. dependent on the weight of the object. 6. A ball rolling across the floor slows to a stop because A. there are unbalanced forces acting on it. B. the force that started it moving wears out. C. all the forces are balanced. D. the net force equals zero. 7. Ignoring air resistance, a bullet fired horizontally has how many forces acting on it after leaving the rifle? A. One, from the gunpowder explosion. B. One, from the pull of gravity. C. Two, one from the gunpowder explosion and one from gravity. D. Three, one from the gunpowder explosion, one from gravity, and one from the motion of the bullet. 8. The tendency of a moving object to remain in unchanging motion in the absence of an unbalanced force is called A. inertia. B. free fall. C. acceleration.

Chapter 2 Quiz D. impulse.

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9. A heavy object and a light object are dropped from rest at the same time in a vacuum. The heavier object will reach the ground A. before the lighter object. B. at the same time as the lighter object. C. after the lighter object. D. It depends on the shape of the object. 10. A cannonball is fired straight up at 50 m/s. Neglecting air resistance, when it returns to its starting point its speed A. is 50 m/s. B. is more than 50 m/s. C. is less than 50 m/s. D. depends on how long it is in the air. 11. What property of matter determines the resistance to a change in the state of motion for a given object? A. weight B. density C. mass D. any of these 12. Doubling the distance between an orbiting satellite and the earth will result in what change in the gravitational attraction between the two? A. one-half as much B. one-fourth as much C. twice as much D. four times as much 13. Matter has inertia, which means it has unchanging motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. A. True B. False 14. A car traveling at a constant 10 km/hr on a curved exit ramp has a constant velocity. A. True B. False 15. For a constant mass the acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the applied force. A. True B. False