Multiple Choice (1 pt. ea.) Identify the letter of the choice that
best completes the statement or answers the question.


1.

A soccer ball takes 20 s to roll 10 m. What is the average speed of the soccer
ball?
a.  0.5 m/s  c.  2 m/s  b.  5 m/s  d.  200 m/s 


2.

On a speedtime graph, a horizontal line shows the change in speed is
____.


3.

To describe velocity you need to know ____.
a.  speed and direction  c.  direction and acceleration  b.  speed and
acceleration  d.  speed and
time 


4.

Acceleration is a change in ____.
a.  velocity  c.  displacement  b.  position  d.  speed 


5.

Which of the following measurements would not be used to solve for
average speed?
a.  total distance  c.  instantaneous speed  b.  starting location  d.  total time 


6.

A jet plane traveled for 5 hours at 600 kilometers per hour. Which of the
following equations should be used to find the distance the jet plane traveled?
a.  distance = acceleration/time  c.  distance = speed x
time  b.  distance = acceleration x time  d.  distance =
speed/time 


7.

Your lab partner is doing the calculations for the lab activity you just
finished. She asks you which would be the best way to find the total distance traveled by the
toy car in your experiment. Which formula would you recommend?
a.  total distance = rate x time  b.  total distance = final position –
starting position  c.  total distance = starting position + final
position  d.  total distance = rate/time 


8.

Speed is the rate of change in ____.
a.  velocity  c.  distance  b.  direction  d.  time 


9.

Motion is change in ____.
a.  velocity  c.  position  b.  speed  d.  force 



 Figure
1  


10.

Figure 1 summarizes the motion of an object. During which time interval was the
object moving fastest?
a.  0 to 1 s  c.  2 s to 3 s  b.  1 s to 2 s  d.  3 s to 4 s 



 Figure
2  


11.

Figure 2 describes the motion of an object. According to the graph, about how
long did the object take to move 40 m?


12.

Figure 2 summarizes the motion of an object. Which of the following statments
best describes the motion of the object?
a.  The object accelerated at a constant rate.  b.  The average speed of
the object was less than 1 m/s.  c.  The object moved at a constant
speed.  d.  The instantaneous speed of the object was greater than 1
m/s. 


13.

Which of the following sets of directions is likely to be successful in guiding
someone to a nearby location?
a.  Follow the highway to the next major crossroad.  b.  Follow the main road
back to the next major crossroad, and then turn left.  c.  Go 3 blocks West to the interstate highway, and
then travel 6 km North.  d.  Go 6 km past the mall on the interstate
highway. 


14.

Acceleration involves a change in ____.
a.  time  c.  speed  b.  direction  d.  both b and c 


15.

When a car slows down at a traffic light, it is ____.
a.  decreasing its displacement  c.  changing
direction  b.  accelerating  d.  traveling at constant velocity 


16.

Which of the following best describes how constant velocity is shown in a
speedtime graph?
a.  a line curving up  c.  a straight horizontal line  b.  a line curving
down  d.  a straight diagonal
line 



 Figure
4  


17.

Figure 4 summarizes the motion of a car. Which term best describes the velocity
of the car?
a.  0.2 h  c.  50 km/h East  b.  10 km East  d.  500
km/h^{2} 


18.

Figure 4 summarizes the motion of a car. If the car’s speed is an average
speed, what is the least amount of time the car will need to cover the distance given?
a.  40 min  c.  5.0 h  b.  0.2 h  d.  60 min 


19.

What is the term for speed at any instant in time?
a.  variable speed  c.  constant speed  b.  average speed  d.  instantaneous
speed 


20.

When an object is at rest, what is its speed?
a.  2 m/s  c.  3 m/s  b.  1 m/s  d.  0 m/s 


21.

You travel 200 km in 2 h. Your ____ speed is 100 km/h.
a.  average  c.  constant  b.  initial  d.  instantaneous 


22.

Your mother picks you up at school. It takes 10 minutes for the 5km drive home.
Which of the following can you calculate a value for with the information given?
a.  average speed  c.  acceleration  b.  instantaneous speed  d.  velocity 


23.

When you graph the motion of an object, you put ____ on the horizontal axis and
____ on the vertical axis.
a.  distance, time  c.  time, distance  b.  time, speed  d.  speed, time 


24.

The distance traveled divided by the time taken to travel the distance is
____.
a.  speed  c.  average speed  b.  mass  d.  momentum 


25.

____ is rate of change of position.
a.  Velocity  c.  Acceleration  b.  Displacement  d.  Speed 


26.

Which of the following sets of directions is most specific?
a.  Rio City is two hills over from the hill Southwest of here.  b.  Rio City is across
the river from here.  c.  Rio City is 25 km Southwest of
here.  d.  Rio City is about 25 km from here. 


27.

Which describes how velocity changes with time?
a.  acceleration  c.  gravity  b.  inertia  d.  average speed 


28.

You hear that a storm is moving 15 km/h north. You have been given the
storm's ____.
a.  constant speed  c.  velocity  b.  acceleration  d.  average speed 



 Figure
6  


29.

Figure 6 is a graph that summarizes the motion of a person who walked at a
constant speed for 10 minutes. What is the slope of the graph?
a.  300 km/min  c.  60 km/min  b.  500 km/min  d.  5 km/min 


30.

When you interpret a distancetime graph, the speed of the object is determined
by _____.
a.  finding the slope of the graph line  b.  looking at the values on the
yaxis  c.  looking at the values on the xaxis  d.  finding the length
of the graph line 

Completion Complete each sentence or statement.


31.

____________________ is the change in velocity divided by the change in
time.


32.

To calculate ____________________ you divide distance traveled by the time it
takes to travel that distance.


33.

The average speed of a cat that runs 1 kilometer in 2 minutes is
____________________ m/s.


34.

A distancetime graph shows a horizontal line. This means that the velocity is
____________________.


35.

Three ways to accelerate an object are to ____________________,
____________________, or ____________________.


36.

If your speed changes from 10 km/h to 6 km/h, you have a(n) ____________________
acceleration.


37.

The speed you read from your speedometer is your ____________________.


38.

The acceleration of an object can be shown on a(n) ____________________
graph.


39.

Speeding up, slowing down, and going around curves are examples of
____________________.

Matching (1 pt. ea.)



Match the units with the descriptions below.


40.

a unit of average speed


41.

a large unit of time


42.

a unit of distance


43.

a small unit of time


44.

a unit of acceleration
