Can you pass this physics quiz? You sure? Let’s play

Can you pass this physics quiz?
Can you pass this physics quiz? (Albert Einstein | Public Domain)

Can you pass this physics quiz? This physics test is unsuitable for the inexperienced. Average score is 7/15. If you know what “c” stands for in the equation e=mc2, go get your point! What about other questions? Well, they are not easy to answer. Will you give them a shot?

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  • Question of

    Let’s start with some history… What did the word “physics”, one of the oldest fields in science, mean originally in Greek?

    • Continuous movement
    • Knowledge of movement
    • Material world
    • Knowledge of nature
  • Question of

    When light is decomposed, how many colors exist in the spectrum?

    • Five
    • Seven
    • Six
    • Three
  • Question of

    There is a tendency in objects to remain in a state of rest until acted upon by an external force. How is it called?

    • Chain reaction
    • Deflection
    • Leverage
    • Inertia
  • Question of

    A more difficult one… Astronauts at International Space Station experience time slower because velocity and gravity influence time speed. What law is involved in this phenomenon?

    • Decompression
    • Doppler effect
    • Relativity
    • Induction
  • Question of

    Which law provoked the surprise cry of “Eureka!” when discovered?

    • Archimedes Principle
    • Newton’s laws of motion
    • Momentum and conservation of energy
    • Electromagnetism Principle
  • Question of

    What is the force that opposes the relative motion of two bodies that are in contact?

    • Friction
    • Impetus
    • Decompression
    • Deflection
  • Question of

    We thought this was a hard one, but it isn’t… Forces in an unchanging position cancel each other out. How’s that position called?

    • Inertia
    • Magnetism
    • Equilibrium
    • Resistance
  • Question of

    How do we call the ability of fluids to offer resistance to flow?

    • Relative density
    • Viscosity
    • Compressibility
    • Surface tension
  • Question of

    How is it called a series of physical reactions, each one of which causes the next one?

    • Convection
    • Chain reaction
    • Flux
    • Impetus
  • Question of

    What does c stand for in the equation e = mc^2?

    • Speed of light
    • Momentum
    • Impulse
    • Centripetal acceleration
  • Question of

    Dennis Gabor was a prominent Hungarian scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971. What was his discovery?

    • Superconductivity
    • Pulsars
    • Holography
    • Cosmic microwave background radiation
  • Question of

    The tendency of a moving object to keep moving unless another force stops it or slows it down is called:

    • Propulsion
    • Traction
    • Momentum
    • Displacement
  • Question of

    What is the reason people float so easily in Israel’s Dead Sea?

    • Swimmers’s low weight
    • Low level of water surface
    • Water’s particular chemical composition
    • Salty water’s density
  • Question of

    We are almost finished… What units are used to measure sound intensity?

    • Joules
    • Amperes
    • Decibels
    • Kelvins
  • Question of

    There is a law in physics stating that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Which law is it?

    • Pascal’s law of transmission of fluid pressure
    • Coulomb’s law of electrostatic force
    • Newton’s law of motion
    • Boyle’s law of compression and expansión of a gas at constant temperature

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