# Quiz 1: Concepts of Motion

Physics & Astronomy

Q 1Q 1

The current definition of the standard meter of length is based on
A) the distance between the earth's equator and north pole.
B) the distance between the earth and the sun.
C) the distance traveled by light in a vacuum.
D) the length of a particular object kept in France.

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C

Q 2Q 2

The current definition of the standard second of time is based on
A) the frequency of radiation emitted by cesium atoms.
B) the earth's rotation rate.
C) the duration of one year.
D) the oscillation of a particular pendulum kept in France.

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Q 3Q 3

The current definition of the standard kilogram of mass is based on
A) the mass of the earth.
B) the mass of the sun.
C) the mass a particular object kept in France.
D) the mass of a cesium-133 atom.

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C

Q 4Q 4

If a woman weighs 125 lb, her mass expressed in kilograms is x kg, where x is
A) less than 125.
B) greater than 125.

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Q 5Q 5

If a tree is 15 m tall, its height expressed in feet is x ft, where x is
A) less than 15.
B) greater than 15.

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Q 6Q 6

If a flower is 6.5 cm wide, its width expressed in millimeters is x mm, where x is
A) less than 6.5.
B) greater than 6.5.

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Q 7Q 7

If an operatic aria lasts for 5.75 min, its length expressed in seconds is x s, where x is
A) less than 5.75.
B) greater than 5.75.

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Q 9Q 9

When adding two numbers, the number of significant figures in the sum is equal to the number of significant figures in the least accurate of the numbers being added.

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Q 10Q 10

When determining the number of significant figures in a number, zeroes to the left of the decimal point are never counted.

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Q 11Q 11

Convert 1.2 × 10

^{-3}to decimal notation. A) 1.200 B) 0.1200 C) 0.0120 D) 0.0012 E) 0.00012Free

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Q 12Q 12

Write out the number 7.35 × 10

^{-5}in full with a decimal point and correct number of zeros. A) 0.00000735 B) 0.0000735 C) 0.000735 D) 0.00735 E) 0.0735Free

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Q 13Q 13

0.0001776 can also be expressed as
A) 1.776 × 10

^{-3}. B) 1.776 × 10^{-4}. C) 17.72 × 10^{4}. D) 1772 × . E) 177.2 × 10^{7}.Free

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Q 14Q 14

0.00325 × 10

^{-8}cm can also be expressed in mm as A) 3.25 × 10^{-12}mm. B) 3.25 × 10^{-11}mm. C) 3.25 × 10^{-10}mm. D) 3.25 × 10^{-9}mm. E) 3.25 × 10^{-8}mm.Free

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Q 15Q 15

If, in a parallel universe, π has the value 3.14149, express π in that universe to four significant figures.
A) 3.141
B) 3.142
C) 3.1415
D) 3.1414

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Q 16Q 16

The number 0.003010 has
A) 7 significant figures.
B) 6 significant figures.
C) 4 significant figures.
D) 2 significant figures.

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Q 18Q 18

What is the value of π(8.104)

^{2}, written with the correct number of significant figures? A) 206.324 B) 206.323 C) 206.3 D) 206 E) 200Free

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Q 19Q 19

What is the sum of 1123 and 10.3 written with the correct number of significant figures?
A) 1.13 × 10

^{3}B) 1133.3000 C) 1.1 × 10^{3}D) 1133.3 E) 1133Free

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Q 20Q 20

What is the sum of 1.53 + 2.786 + 3.3 written with the correct number of significant figures?
A) 8
B) 7.6
C) 7.62
D) 7.616
E) 7.6160

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Q 21Q 21

What is the difference between 103.5 and 102.24 written with the correct number of significant figures?
A) 1
B) 1.3
C) 1.26
D) 1.260
E) 1.2600

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Q 22Q 22

What is the product of 11.24 and 1.95 written with the correct number of significant figures?
A) 22
B) 21.9
C) 21.92
D) 21.918
E) 21.9180

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Q 23Q 23

What is the result of 1.58 ÷ 3.793 written with the correct number of significant figures?
A) 4.1656 × 10

^{-1}B) 4.166 × 10^{-1}C) 4.17 × 10^{-1}D) 4.2 × 10^{-1}E) 4 × 10^{-1}Free

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Q 24Q 24

What is 34 + (3) × (1.2465) written with the correct number of significant figures?
A) 37.7
B) 37.74
C) 4 × 10

^{1}D) 38 E) 37.7395Free

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Q 25Q 25

What is 56 + (32.00)/(1.2465 + 3.45) written with the correct number of significant figures?
A) 62.8
B) 62.812
C) 62.81
D) 63
E) 62.8123846

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Q 26Q 26

Add 3685 g and 66.8 kg and express your answer in milligrams (mg).
A) 7.05 × 10

^{7}mg B) 7.05 × 10^{4}mg C) 7.05 × 10^{5}mg D) 7.05 × 10^{6}mgFree

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Q 27Q 27

Express (4.3 × 10

^{6})^{-1/2}in scientific notation. A) 4.8 × 10^{-4}B) 2.1 × 10^{3}C) 2.1 × 10^{-5}D) 2.1 × 10^{4}Free

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Q 28Q 28

What is 0.205

^{2/3}, expressed to the proper number of significant figures? A) 0.348 B) 0.35 C) 0.3 D) 0.3477Free

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Q 29Q 29

The length and width of a rectangle are 1.125 m and 0.606 m, respectively. Multiplying, your calculator gives the product as 0.68175. Rounding properly to the correct number of significant figures, the area should be written as
A) 0.7 m

^{2}. B) 0.68 m^{2}. C) 0.682 m^{2}. D) 0.6818 m^{2}. E) 0.68175 m^{2}.Free

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Q 30Q 30

The following exact conversion equivalents are given: 1 m = 100 cm, 1 in = 2.54 cm, and 1 ft = 12 in. If a computer screen has an area of 1.27 ft

^{2}, this area is closest to A) 0.00284 m^{2}. B) 0.0465 m^{2}. C) 0.118 m^{2}. D) 0.284 m^{2}. E) 4.65 m^{2}.Free

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Q 31Q 31

In addition to 1 m = 39.37 in., the following exact conversion equivalents are given:
1 mile = 5280 ft, 1 ft = 12 in, 1 hour = 60 min, and 1 min = 60 s. If a particle has a velocity of 8.4 miles per hour,its velocity, in m/s, is closest to
A) 3.8 m/s.
B) 3.0 m/s.
C) 3.4 m/s.
D) 4.1 m/s.
E) 4.5 m/s.

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Q 32Q 32

A weight lifter can bench press 171 kg. How many milligrams (mg) is this?
A) 1.71 × 10

^{8}mg B) 1.71 × 10^{9}mg C) 1.71 × 10^{7}mg D) 1.71 × 10^{6}mgFree

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Q 33Q 33

How many nanoseconds does it take for a computer to perform one calculation if it performs 6.7 x 10

^{7}calculations per second? A) 15 ns B) 67 ns C) 11 ns D) 65 nsFree

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Q 34Q 34

The shortest wavelength of visible light is approximately 400 nm. Express this wavelength in centimeters.
A) 4 × 10

^{-5}cm B) 4 × 10^{-7}cm C) 4 × 10^{-9}cm D) 4 × 10^{-11}cm E) 400 × 10^{-11}cmFree

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Q 35Q 35

The wavelength of a certain laser is 0.35 micrometers, where 1 micrometer = 1 x 10

^{-6}m. Express this wavelength in nanometers. A) 3.5 × 10^{2}nm B) 3.5 × 10^{3}nm C) 3.5 × 10^{1}nm D) 3.5 × 10^{4}nmFree

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Q 36Q 36

A certain CD-ROM disk can store approximately 6.0 × 10

^{2}megabytes of information, where 10^{6}bytes = 1 megabyte. If an average word requires 9.0 bytes of storage, how many words can be stored on one disk? A) 6.7 × 10^{7}words B) 5.4 × 10^{9}words C) 2.1 × 10^{7}words D) 2.0 × 10^{9}wordsFree

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Q 37Q 37

A plot of land contains 5.8 acres. How many square meters does it contain? [1 acre = 43,560 ft

^{2}] A) 2.3 × 10^{4}m^{2}B) 7.1 × 10^{3}m^{2}C) 7.0 × 10^{4}m^{2}D) 5.0 × 10^{4}m^{2}Free

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Q 38Q 38

A person on a diet loses 1.6 kg in a week. How many micrograms/second (µg/s) are lost?
A) 2.6 × 10

^{3}μg/s B) 1.6 × 10^{5}μg/s C) 44 μg/s D) 6.4 × 10^{4}μg/sFree

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Q 39Q 39

Albert uses as his unit of length (for walking to visit his neighbors or plowing his fields) the albert (A), the distance Albert can throw a small rock. One albert is 92 meters. How many square alberts is equal to one acre? (1 acre = 43,560 ft

^{2}= 4050 m^{2})Free

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Q 40Q 40

Convert a speed of 4.50 km/h to units of ft/min. (1.00 m = 3.28 ft)
A) 0.246 ft/min
B) 82.3 ft/min
C) 165 ft/min
D) 246 ft/min
E) 886 ft/min

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Q 41Q 41

The exhaust fan on a typical kitchen stove pulls 600 CFM (cubic feet per minute) through the filter. Given that 1.00 in. = 2.54 cm, how many cubic meters per second does this fan pull?
A) 0.283 m

^{3}/sec B) 0.328 m^{3}/sec C) 3.05 m^{3}/sec D) 32.8 m^{3}/secFree

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Q 43Q 43

The height of the ceiling in a typical home, apartment, or dorm room is closest to
A) 100 cm.
B) 200 cm.
C) 400 cm.
D) 500 cm.

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Q 44Q 44

Approximately how many times does an average human heart beat in a year?
A) 4 × 10

^{5}B) 4 × 10^{6}C) 4 × 10^{7}D) 4 × 10^{8}E) 4 × 10^{9}Free

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Q 45Q 45

Approximately how many times does an average human heart beat in a lifetime?
A) 3 × 10

^{11}B) 3 × 10^{10}C) 3 × 10^{9}D) 3 × 10^{8}E) 3 × 10^{7}Free

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Q 46Q 46

Approximately how many pennies would you have to stack to reach an average 8-foot ceiling?
A) 2 × 10

^{2}B) 2 × 10^{3}C) 2 × 10^{4}D) 2 × 10^{5}E) 2 x 10^{6}Free

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Q 47Q 47

Estimate the number of times the earth will rotate on its axis during a human's lifetime.
A) 3 × 10

^{4}B) 3 × 10^{5}C) 3 × 10^{6}D) 3 × 10^{7}E) 3 x 10^{8}Free

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Q 48Q 48

Estimate the number of pennies that would fit in a box one foot long by one foot wide by one foot tall.
A) 5 × 10

^{2}B) 5 × 10^{3}C) 5 × 10^{4}D) 5 × 10^{5}E) 5 x 10^{6}Free

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Q 49Q 49

A marathon is 26 mi and 385 yd long. Estimate how many strides would be required to run a marathon. Assume a reasonable value for the average number of feet/stride.
A) 4.5 × 10

^{4}strides B) 4.5 × 10^{3}strides C) 4.5 × 10^{5}strides D) 4.5 × 10^{6}stridesFree

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Q 50Q 50

The period of a pendulum is the time it takes the pendulum to swing back and forth once. If the only dimensional quantities that the period depends on are the acceleration of gravity, g, and the length of the pendulum, ℓ, what combination of g and ℓ must the period be proportional to? (Acceleration has SI units of m ∙ s

^{-2}.). A) g/ℓ B) gℓ^{2}C) gℓ D) E)Free

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Q 51Q 51

The speed of a wave pulse on a string depends on the tension, F, in the string and the mass per unit length, μ, of the string. Tension has SI units of kg · m · s

^{-2}and the mass per unit length has SI units of What combination of F and μ must the speed of the wave be proportional to? A) F / μ B) μ / F C) D) E)Free

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Q 52Q 52

The position x, in meters, of an object is given by the equation x = A + Bt + Ct

^{2}, where t represents time in seconds. What are the SI units of A, B, and C? A) m, m, m B) m, s, s C) m, s, s^{2}D) m, m/s, m/s^{2}E) m/s, m/s^{2}, m/s^{3}Free

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