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An example of an object having elastic potential energy is
1. a stretched spring
2. books on a shelf
3. a moving arrow
4. a falling oyster
If a circuit is open, does it waste electricity?
1. No, since the circuit is open, no electricity is flowing
2. Yes, since the circuit is open, no electricity is flowing
3. No, since the circuit is closed, no electricity is flowing
4. Yes, since the circuit is open, electricity is flowing
A 55 kg person walks up a staircase, and a second 55 kg person runs up the staircase. Who develops more power and why?
1. the person who walks up because he takes more time, using more energy
2. the person who runs up because he takes less time
3. same power for both because both cover the same distance with the same force
4. not enough information to determine
What is the ability to do work?
1. sound energy
2. potential energy
3. energy
Which type of energy is given off by the sun?
2. chemical
3. electrical
4. mechanical
Which of the following is an example of work (using the scientific definition)?
1. A weight lifter holding a heavy bar above his head.
2. A custodian pushing a broom across the gym.
3. A student thinking of the answer to a test.
4. A little brother pulling on a door that won't move because you locked it.
When is the potential energy the greatest in a roller coaster?
1. at the bottom of the first hill
2. at the top of the first hill
3. at the top of the second hill
4. at the bottom of the second hill
The energy of any moving object.
1. potential energy
2. kinetic energy
3. fast energy
4. resting energy
Which type of energy is given off by a fire?
1. thermal
2. nuclear
3. electrical
4. chemical
The ability to perform work or to change an object.
1. Energy
2. Kinetic energy
3. Chemical energy
When energy is being stored and not used what type of energy is it?
1. Kinetic energy
2. Positive energy
3. Negative energy
4. Potential energy
Noah carried a skateboard up a hill and then rode the skateboard down the hill. When Noah reached the bottom of the hill, he rolled to a stop. When did Noah have the most potential energy?
1. while carrying the skateboard up the hill
2. while standing on the skateboard at the top of the hill
3. while riding the skateboard down the hill
4. while standing on the skateboard at the bottom of the hill