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The Language of Motion - Section 8.1 Quiz
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Mabel walks on a curving path and takes several turns while walking from home to school. Which of the following terms best describes her displacement?
The straight-line distance and direction from her home to the school
The total distance she traveled
The distance from her home to the school and back again
The general direction that she traveled
Imagine a small stick man walking around the edges of a rectangular carpet.
If the stick man walks around the entire 1.0 m x 1.5 m carpet and finishes in same position as he started, what is his displacement?
0 m
5 m
1.8 m
2.5 m
Distance is
a scalar quantity.
a vector quantity.
described with both magnitude and direction.
is described as a direction only.
Imagine a small stick man walking around the edges of a rectangular carpet.
If the stick man walks around the entire 1.0 m x 1.5 m carpet and finishes in same position as he started, what is the distance he has traveled?
5 m
0 m
1.8 m
2.5 m
Use the following image to answer the next question.
Which of the following best describes the position of the fire hydrant if the sign is the reference point?
5.0 m [W]
5.0 m [E]
2. 0 m [E]
2.0 m [W]
Use the following image to answer the next question.
Suppose that the skateboarder in the diagram travels from the tree to the sign, and then back to the fire hydrant. What would be the displacement of the skateboarder?
2.0 m [E]
2.0 m [W]
12.0 m
12.0 m [E]
Use the following position-time graph that depicts the motion of four different carts to answer the next question.
Which of the carts has an entire motion that is closest to uniform motion?
Cart 1
Cart 2
Cart 3
Cart 4
How is uniform motion depicted on a position-time graph?
A straight line
A line that curves upward
A line that curves downward
A line with a positive slope
Use the following position-time graph that depicts the motion of a toy to answer the next question.
A student draws a straight blue line on a position-time graph to represent the general shape of the position-time data for a toy. What is this straight blue line called?
Best-fit line
Slope line
Distance line
Uniform line
Use the following position-time graph to answer the next question.
Which of the following best describe the line on the position-time graph?