PS.6 Energy Quiz
  • 1. Kinetic energy depends on two things. What are they?
A) weight & height
B) elasticity & speed
C) mass & velocity
D) force & shape
  • 2. Which of the following would cause an increase in kinetic energy?
A) decrease mass
B) decrease elasticity
C) increase velocity
D) increase friction
  • 3. Potential energy is –
A) stopped energy
B) thermal energy
C) moving energy
D) stored energy
  • 4. The potential energy associated with objects that can be stretched or compressed is –
A) kinetic
B) electromagnetic
C) elastic
D) gravitational
  • 5. Potential energy that depends on height is –
A) gravitational
B) electromagnetic
C) kinetic
D) elastic
  • 6. Increasing which two things would increase gravitational potential energy?
A) weight & height
B) mass & velocity
C) force & shape
D) elasticity & speed
  • 7. Which of the following is the energy associated with the motion or position of an object?
A) thermal energy
B) electromagnetic energy
C) mechanical energy
D) chemical energy
  • 8. Which of the following is the total energy of the particles in a substance or material?
A) chemical energy
B) nuclear energy
C) electromagnetic energy
D) thermal energy
  • 9. Suzie drops her ice cream cone on the ground in August. Soon, the ice cream will gain –
A) electromagnetic energy
B) thermal energy
C) chemical energy
D) nuclear energy
  • 10. The food you eat and fossils fuels are both examples of this form of energy –
A) chemical energy
B) thermal energy
C) electromagnetic energy
D) nuclear energy
  • 11. Which of the following forms of energy can be dangerous for your skin in the summertime as you lay out on the beach?
A) thermal energy
B) chemical energy
C) nuclear energy
D) electromagnetic energy
  • 12. Which of the following is the potential energy that is stored in the nucleus of the atom?
A) electromagnetic energy
B) thermal energy
C) chemical energy
D) nuclear energy
  • 13. The sun, lightning, and a sparkler (small firework) have two forms of energy in common. What are they?
A) thermal & electromagnetic
B) nuclear & thermal
C) chemical & electromagnetic
D) electrical & nuclear
  • 14. In any energy conversion, some of the energy is lost to the environment as –
A) nuclear energy
B) matter energy
C) heat energy
D) reactant energy
  • 15. Most forms of energy cannot be converted into other forms of energy.
A) False
B) True
  • 16. Chemical energy can be considered a form of potential energy because it’s the energy stored in the bonds that hold atoms together.
A) False
B) True
  • 17. In a pendulum, the greatest potential energy is when the ball it at its lowest point.
A) True
B) False
  • 18. A hot plate changes electrical energy to nuclear energy.
A) False
B) True
  • 19. Solar panels change electromagnetic energy to electrical energy.
A) True
B) False
  • 20. A fan changes thermal energy into mechanical energy.
A) False
B) True
  • 21. Your body changes chemical energy into mechanical and thermal energy.
A) True
B) False
  • 22. Stars in our universe change nuclear energy into electromagnetic energy.
A) False
B) True
  • 23. According to the law of conservation of energy, energy is destroyed during transformations.
A) False
B) True
  • 24. A light bulb changes electrical energy into electromagnetic energy.
A) True
B) False
  • 25. A pole vaulter experiences two types of potential energy – elastic & gravitational.
A) False
B) True
  • 26. A distubance that travels through a medium as a longitudinal wave is called -
A) sound energy
B) mechanical energy
C) light energy
D) potential energy
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Answer Key

1.C   2.C   3.D   4.C   5.A   6.A   7.C   8.D   9.B   10.A   11.D   12.D   13.A   14.C   15.A   16.B   17.B   18.A   19.A   20.A   21.A   22.B   23.A   24.A   25.B   26.A  

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