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Regents Physics Test #2 1st Quarter Cumulative Test Part One

(a) weight-kilogram (c) acceleration-m/s


Which terms represent a vector quantity with its respective unit?

(b) mass-kilogram (d) velocity-m/s


A ball is thrown straight up with a speed of 12 m/s near the surface of the Earth. What is the maximum height reached by the ball? (Neglect air friction.)
(a) 15 m (b) 7.3 m (c) 1.2 m (d) 0.37 m


The following is a list of physical quantities used to analyze an objects motion.

1. Weight 6. Mass 2. Distance 7. Velocity 3. Acceleration 4. Time 5. Force

8. Displacement 9. Speed

Which combination of numbers represents ONLY vector quantities?

(a) 1, 3, 6, and 9 (b) 2, 4, 6, and 9 (c) 1, 5, 6, and 7 (d) 3, 5, 7, and 8


A child riding a bicycle at 5 m/s slows down at a constant rate of 0.3 m/s for 4.0 seconds. What is the childs speed at the end of the 4.0 seconds?
(a) 1.2 m/s (b) 3.8 m/s (c) 6.2 m/s (d) 1.0 m/s


For a freely falling body, which of the following is constant for the falling body?
(a) velocity (b) acceleration (c) displacement (d) speed


Which graph best represents the motion of an object that was initially at rest and is accelerating uniformly?
Distance Distance



(a) (









A 3.0 Newton force and a 4.0 Newton force act concurrently on a point. In which diagram below would the orientation of these forces produce the greatest net force on the point?
3.0 N 4.0 N

3.0 N 4.0 N

3.0 N 4.0 N

3.0 N

4.0 N


Base your answer on the graph below which represents the relationship between speed and time for an object in motion along a straight path.

Speed vs. Time

Speed (m/s)
20 15 10 5 0 1 2 3

What is the total distance traveled by the object during the first 3 seconds?
(a) 15m (b) 20 m (c) 25 m (d) 30 m

Time (s)



A truck is moving at constant velocity in a horizontal direction. Inside the storage compartment, a rock is dropped from the midpoint of the ceiling and strikes the floor below. The rock hits the floor
(a) exactly below the midpoint of the ceiling (b) ahead of the midpoint of the ceiling (c) behind the midpoint of the ceiling (d) more information would be need to solve this problem


As shown in the diagram above, a painter climbs 7.3 meters up a vertical scaffold from A to B and then walks 11.0 meters from B to C along a level platform. The magnitude of the painters total displacement from A to C is:
(a) 3.7 m (b) 13.2 m (c) 18.3 m (d) 25.6 m


The diagram to the right shows a baseball being hit with a bat. Angle represents the angle between the horizontal and the balls initial direction of motion.

Which value of would result in the ball traveling the longest horizontal distance?
(a) 30 (b) 45 (c) 60 (d) 90


The graph to the right represents a projectile fired from the ground vertically upward with an initial velocity of +v. Time zero represents the time of release.



0 1 sec 2 sec



During the time interval between 1 second and 2 seconds, the displacement of the ball from the point where it was released:
(a) decreases (b) increases (c) remains the same


What is the total displacement of a student who walks 3 blocks east, 2 blocks north, 1 block west, and then 2 blocks south?
(a) 0 (b) 2 blocks east (c) 2 blocks west (d) 8 blocks south


An object near the surface of planet X falls freely from rest and reaches a speed of 12.0 m/s after it has fallen 14.4 meters. What is the acceleration due to gravity on planet X?
(a) 9.81m/s^2 (b) .42 m/s^2 (c) 5 m/s^2 (d) .88m/s^2


The average speed of a world class Olympic runner is 9.5 m/s. How long would it take for an Olympic runner to complete a 100-meter race?
(a) 10.5s (b) 10s (c) .095s (d) 1s


A car is traveling at a speed of 10 mi/hr, what is this speed in m/s? (C.F. 1 mi=5280 ft, 1ft=.305m, 1h=3600s)
(a) 3.68 m/s (b) 4.47 m/s (c) 5.20 m/s (d) 2.22 m/s


A baseball player throws a ball horizontally. Which statement best describes the balls motion after it is thrown? ( Neglect the effect of friction)
(a) (b) (c) (d) Its vertical speed remains the same, and its horizontal speed increases. Its vertical speed remains the same, and its horizontal speed remains the same. Its vertical speed increases, and its horizontal speed increases. Its vertical speed increases, and its horizontal speed remains the same.


A rock falls from rest off a high cliff. How far has the rock fallen when its speed is 39.2m/s? (Neglect friction)
(a) 123m (b) 44.1m (c) 78.3m (d) 19.6m

19. An object with an initial speed of 4.0m/s accelerates uniformly at 2.0m/s^2 in the direction of its motion for a distance of 5.0m. What is the final speed of the object?
(a) 10 m/s (b) 14 m/s (c) 36 m/s (d) 6.0 m/s

20. The length of a dollar bill is approximately?

(a) 1.5 x 10^-1m x 10^2m (b) 1.5 x 10^-2m (c) 1.5 x 10^1 m (d) 1.5