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General Physics

written by: DieZel
 
Here is a quiz which will put your knowledge of this wonderful subject to the test! No rocket science here...

Question 1:


These particles form light, as you see it.
Leptons
Photons
Quarks
Electrons

Question 2:


What kind of energy does a car, travelling at 60mph (100km/h) at sea level have?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


What is the speed of light in free space?
155,342 miles per second (~250,000 km/s)
186,282 miles per second (~300,000 km/s)
93,205 miles per second (~100,000 km/s)
124,274 miles per second (~200,000 km/s)

Question 4:


What kind of energy does a helicopter, hovering over a tree have?


Question 5:


What is the main purpose of pulleys?
They are useless
They halve the needed force
They double the needed force
They decrease the force needed to lift something.

Question 6:


Astronauts age faster.
True
False

Question 7:


Who came up with the laws of gravity?
Pythagoras
Einstein
Newton
Archimedes

Question 8:


Referred to as the "father of integral calculus", he initiated the sciences of hydrostatics, static mechanics and pycnometry (the measurement of the volume or density of an object). He was killed by a Roman soldier who did not know who he was.
Pythagoras
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Archimedes
Isaac Newton

Question 9:


This device is used for dispersing light, reflecting it or refracting it.
prism
sphere
lens
monocle

Question 10:


He first developed the principle of relativity.
Galileo
H.A. Lorentz
Einstein
Michelson-Morley

 


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