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1. You make a sharp left turn in your car and your cellphone slips off the dashboard and out the right passenger window. The cellphone leaves the car because
- the car did not exert enough leftward force on the cellphone to make the cellphone accelerate with the car.
- the dashboard of the turning car tilted sharply to become a ramp and the downhill ramp force pushed the cellphone out the window.
- the car exerted a rightward centrifugal force on the cellphone that pushed the cellphone out the window.
- the cellphone’s weight pulled the cellphone out the window.
2. You are pulling your niece uphill on a sled and the sled experiences a small downhill frictional force as it slides uphill on the snow. Your niece is traveling in a straight line at a constant speed. The net force your niece is experiencing is
- in the uphill direction.
- in the downhill direction.
- in the upward direction.
3. You are rearranging your room and are now sliding your desk across the floor at constant velocity. Which of the following statements about the forces acting on the desk is correct? [Consider only horizontal forces.]
- The amount of force that you’re exerting on the desk must be more than the amount of its weight.
- The force that you’re exerting on the desk must be equal in amount but opposite in direction to the force that the floor is exerting on it.
- The amount of force that you’re exerting on the desk must be more than the amount of force that friction is exerting on it.
- The amount of force that you’re exerting on the desk must be equal to the amount of its weight.
4. In the game of shuffleboard, you push plastic disks forward and then release them so that they slide across a level playing surface. Once you release a disk, you are no longer pushing and it gradually skids to a stop. Its final position determines your score. As each disk skids to a stop, what becomes of the kinetic energy it had when you released it? That energy is
- still present in the disk, as it must be because kinetic energy is conserved and can’t be created or destroyed.
- now gravitational potential energy in the disk.
- now elastic potential energy in the disk.
- now thermal energy in the disk and playing surface.
5. You are carrying a child on your back as you walk down a hill. The child is traveling straight at a steady speed. In which direction is the force you are exerting on the child?
- Downhill (in the direction of your velocity).
- Upward (vertical).
- Upward and forward (between vertical and horizontal).
- Forward (horizontal)
6. You take off your shoes to sneak quietly into your home late at night. Unfortunately, it’s too dark to see the concrete block your friend left on the floor and your big toe collides with it. The block doesn’t move and your foot comes to a complete stop due to the impact. Luckily, you are wearing soft woolen socks because when your foot stops during the impact, your toe transfers
- the same momentum, whether or not you are wearing socks, but that transfer takes more time when you are wearing socks.
- less momentum to the block than it would have if you had not been wearing socks.
- less energy to the block than it would have if you had not been wearing socks.
- less velocity to the block than it would have if you had not been wearing socks.
7. A rigid two-blade wind turbine that is experiencing zero net torque
- has a constant angular velocity, which may be zero.
- is motionless and may be horizontal or tilted.
- is motionless and horizontal.
- has an angular velocity that is gradually decreasing toward zero.
8. A dog and a cat jump horizontally off a wall at the same moment and soon land on the level horizontal field that extends outward from the base of the wall. The dog weighs twice as much as the cat, but the cat was moving forward horizontally twice as fast as the dog when the two animals left the wall. In this situation,
- both animals land at approximately the same time and at approximately the same distance from the wall.
- both animals land at approximately the same time, but the cat lands considerably farther from the wall than the dog does.
- the dog lands first, but the cat lands considerably farther from the wall than the dog does.
- the dog lands first, but both animals land at approximately the same distance from the wall.
9. A skateboarder rides swiftly up the edge of a bowl-shaped surface and leaps into the air. While in the air, the skateboarder flips upside and tosses the skateboard from hand to hand. The skateboarder then rides safely back down the bowl. During the time that the skateboarder and skateboard are not touching anything, one aspect of their motion that is constant is their total (or combined) [note: neglect any effects due to the air]
- angular velocity.
- angular momentum.
10. You are tossing popcorn straight up and catching it in your mouth. At the moment each piece of popcorn reaches its peak height, its velocity is
- downward and its acceleration is downward.
- zero and its acceleration is downward.
- zero and its acceleration is zero.
- downward and its acceleration is zero.
11. Running on soft dry sand is exhausting, so you switch to running on hard wet sand. The hard wet sand removes less energy from you because
- it barely moves downward as you push downward on it, so you do almost zero work on it.
- it pushes up on your foot just as hard as your foot pushes on it, unlike the soft dry sand.
- it stops the downward motion of your foot faster and thus absorbs less of your momentum.
- it stops the downward motion of your foot faster and thus absorbs more of your momentum.
12. You’re at the lake and watch two children jump off a dock. They jump at the same time and at the same speed, but the boy jumps mostly upward while the girl jumps mostly forward. After they leave the dock,
- the boy reaches the water before the girl.
- the two children reach the water at the same moment but the girl travels farther from the dock than does the boy.
- the girl reaches the water before the boy.
- the two children reach the water at the same moment and at the same distance from the dock.
13. It is a beautiful summer day and the residents of a high-rise apartment building are eating dinner on their balconies. A resident accidently knocks an empty glass off a balcony that is about 80 meters (260 feet) above the cement patio. The glass would have smashed on that patio after falling for 4 seconds, however, a quick-witted resident catches the glass after it has fallen for only 2 seconds. How far above the patio was the glass when it was caught?
- Approximately 50 meters above the patio.
- Approximately 60 meters above the patio.
- Approximately 40 meters above the patio.
- Approximately 30 meters above the patio.
14. You are at the gym, exercising on a step machine. You have one foot on each of the machine’s pedals and you move those pedals up and down as you step. The pedals always push upward on your feet, but they push upward harder on your feet while moving downward than they do while moving upward. When during this exercise is your foot transferring energy to the pedal that it is touching?
- As that pedal moves downward.
- When that pedal is accelerating.
- As that pedal moves either upward or down.
- As that pedal moves upward.
15. A juggler tosses a club straight up. Disregarding any effects due to the air, what force or forces are acting on the club while it is above the juggler’s hands?
- Its weight.
- Its weight along with a steadily decreasing upward force.
- Its weight along with an upward force that steadily decreases until the club reaches its highest point. After that point, there is only the constant downward force of gravity.
- A steadily decreasing upward force from the moment it leaves the juggler’s hands until it reaches its highest point and then a steadily increasing downward force as the club returns toward the jugglers hands.
16. Two children are balanced on a seesaw, but one child weighs twice as much as the other child. The heavier child is sitting half as far from the pivot as is the lighter child. Since the seesaw is balanced, the heavier child is exerting on the seesaw
- a torque that is equal in amount but oppositely directed to the torque the lighter child is exerting.
- a force that is equal in amount but oppositely directed to the force the lighter child is exerting.
- a torque that is less than the torque the lighter child is exerting.
- a force that is less than the force the lighter child is exerting.
17. You are standing in the middle of a subway car that is moving forward at constant horizontal velocity when another passenger accidentally spills an enormous container of olive oil. Suddenly, the floor cannot exert any frictional forces on your feet. Because nothing else is touching you, you
- remain in the middle of the subway car.
- shift toward the front of the subway car (in the direction of its velocity).
- shift toward the side of the subway car (perpendicular to the direction of its velocity).
- shift toward the back of the subway car (opposite its velocity).
18. You are practicing tennis alone by hitting a tennis ball forward toward a cement wall. Each time the ball hits the wall, it bounces backward at high speed so that you can hit it again. During its bounce, the ball
- retains approximately all of its momentum but transfers most of its energy to the wall.
- retains approximately all of its energy but transfers more forward momentum than it had to the wall.
- retains approximately all of its energy and momentum.
- retains approximately all of its energy but transfers most of its momentum to the wall.
19. Your table at a family-style restaurant has a “lazy Susan” in the middle. This large circular platform rotates frictionlessly so that you can “pass” an entree to your friends by placing it on the platform and then rotating the platform. When the server places a new entrée on the platform, it
- decreases the platform’s angular velocity.
- makes it harder to change the platform’s angular velocity.
- makes it easier to change the platform’s angular velocity.
- increases the platform’s angular velocity.
20. A cross-country skier is struggling to get up a hill, so you offer to help. As the skier passes you, you reach out with your hand and exert an uphill force of 80 N (18 pounds) on the skier. When you do this, the skier exerts
- a downhill force of 80 N on you.
- a downhill force of somewhat more than 80 N on you.
- no downhill force on you at all.
- a downhill force of somewhat less than 80 N on you.
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