# Physics MID TERM

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The vertical acceleration of a projectile

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 a. equals g pointing sometimes upwards and other times downwards b. continuously increases c. equals g pointing downwards d. equals g pointing upwards e. is zero

Question 2

The horizontal acceleration of a projectile

 a. stays constant b. sometimes decreases and sometimes increases c. continuously increases d. is zero e. continuously decreases

Question 3

When an object reaches its terminal speed, its acceleration is zero.

Question 4

The horizontal speed of a projectile

 a. stays constant b. continuously decreases c. is zero d. continuously increases e. sometimes decreases and sometimes increases

Question 5

The vertical speed of a projectile

 a. is zero b. continuously increases c. stays constant d. sometimes decreases and sometimes increases e. continuously decreases

Question 6

All forces have specific directions associated with them.

Question 7

If object A has more mass than object B,

 a. A will weigh more than B. b. A will be harder to keep moving in a circle. c. A will be harder to accelerate than B. d. all of the above

Question 8

The force that keeps your feet from sliding as you walk is

 a. centripetal force b. kinetic friction c. static friction d. weight

Question 9

Two forces of 4 N and 12 N act on a body simultaneously. The net force on the body is

 a. 4 N b. 12 N c. impossible to tell from the given information d. 8 N e. 16 N

Question 10

As an object moves faster through the air, its terminal speed increases

Question 11

If the net force on an object is zero,

 a. the object’s acceleration must be zero b. the object must be at rest c. there must be no forces acting on the object d. there can be no friction acting on the object

Question 12

You are presently exerting a gravitational force on the earth.

Question 13

“Net force” means the vector sum of all the individual forces acting on a particular body.

Question 14

An example of an action at a distance force is

 a. static friction b. weight c. tension d. kinetic friction e. none of the above

Question 15

Which is larger, a newton or a pound?