PhysSci5: Force and Motion Reading Questions
  • 1. When you throw a football, you are -
A) changing the type of matter that the football is made of
B) applying heat to the football
C) applying force to the football
D) changing the form of the football
  • 2. A push or pull is a -
A) football
B) force
C) object
D) organism
  • 3. What must be applied to an object in order to move it?
A) a beam of light
B) a force
C) many different sounds
D) a throw
  • 4. A force can do all of the following EXCEPT -
A) make an object move
B) cause an object to slow down
C) cause an object to change form
D) change the direction of a moving object
  • 5. According to the concept of inertia, an object will continue to move until -
A) it changes shape
B) it changes form
C) it produces energy
D) a force acts upon it
  • 6. Forces act upon you -
A) only when you are moving
B) only when you are awake
C) all the time
D) only a few times a year
  • 7. Which of the following is NOT a type of force?
A) friction
B) gravity
C) sunlight
D) magnetism
  • 8. The force that causes objects to be pulled toward the EArth is known as -
A) friction
B) gravity
C) wind
D) magnetism
  • 9. The force that works against motion is called -
A) speed
B) gravity
C) friction
D) magnetism
  • 10. The force that attracts iron is -
A) magnetic force
B) solar wind
C) gravitational pull
D) friction
  • 11. The word "force" in paragraph 1 means -
A) the pull of objects toward one another
B) the tendency of an object to resist a change in motion
C) a push or pull
D) movement
  • 12. The word "motion" in paragraph 2 means -
A) a push or pull
B) the tendency of an object to resist a change in motion
C) movement
D) the pull of jects toward one another
  • 13. What does the word "friction" mean in paragraph 3?
A) movement
B) the pull of objects toward one another
C) the tendency of an object to resist a change in motion
D) a force that works against motion
  • 14. What does the word "gravity" mean in paragraph 3?
A) the tendency of an object to resist motion
B) a push or pull
C) movement
D) a force that pulls objects toward one another
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