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Physical Processes

  1)   Forces are measured in:  
    a. Kilograms
    b. Cubic Centimetres
    c. Newtons
    d. Electrons
  2)   Which of these is NOT a light source?  
    a. the moon
    b. the sun
    c. the stars
    d. a candle flame
  3)   How long does it take for the moon to orbit the Earth  
    a. about 365 days
    b. about 24 hours
    c. about 28 days
    d. about 52 weeks
  4)   Imagine you have an electrical circuit with two bulbs in a row. How could you make a bulb dimmer?  
    a. add another battery
    b. add another bulb
    c. take one bulb out
    d. tie a knot in the wire
  5)   Which of these defines gravity?  
    a. a force that pushes things to the centre of the Earth
    b. a force that pushes the Earth and Sun apart
    c. a force that pushes things towards the Sun
    d. a force that pulls things to the centre of the Earth
  6)   In electrical terms, which of these is a conductor?  
    a. an elastic band
    b. tin foil
    c. a plastic drinking straw
    d. cling-film
  7)   What stops a parachute from falling too fast:  
    a. air resistance
    b. gravity
    c. mass
    d. density
  8)   When forces are balanced, things  
    a. don't start to move
    b. change direction
    c. fall to the ground
    d. sink in water
  9)   When you see an object, it is because light travels:  
    a. from your eye to the object
    b. from the object to your eye
    c. from a light source to your eye and then to the object
    d. from a light source to the object and then to your eye
  10)   Which word means that a light can't pass through a material?  
    a. translucent
    b. opaque
    c. transparent
    d. insulated
  11)   In musical instruments, which of these is NOT true:  
    a. the larger the vibrating object, the higher the note
    b. the shorter the vibrating object, the higher the note
    c. the larger the vibrating object, the lower the note
    d. the tighter the vibrating object, the higher the note
  12)   Which of these can sound NOT travel through?  
    a. a solid object
    b. water
    c. the air
    d. a vacuum
  13)   Which of these does not vibrate when you hear a sound from an object?  
    a. your eardrum
    b. the object
    c. your brain
    d. the air
  14)   Which of these planets is closer to the Sun than we are?  
    a. Jupiter
    b. Mercury
    c. Mars
    d. Neptune
  15)   What happens every 24 hours?  
    a. the moon orbits the Earth
    b. the Earth spins on its own axis
    c. the Sun orbits the Earth
    d. the moon orbits the Sun
  16)   Which of these is true:  
    a. in winter, the Sun is lower in the sky
    b. in winter, the Sun is higher in the sky
    c. the Sun is at the same height, summer or winter
    d. in summer, the Sun is lower in the sky
  17)   What is measured in grams?  
    a. weight
    b. force
    c. volume
    d. mass
  18)   The energy in coal, oil and gas came in the first place from:  
    a. the Sun
    b. the rain
    c. green plants
    d. thunderstorms
  19)   Countries which build hydro-electric power stations must have a lot of?  
    a. coal and oil
    b. fields and trees
    c. wind and sunshine
    d. rain and mountains
  20)   In an electrical circuit with a light bulb, a variable resistor can be used to change:  
    a. the number of bulbs
    b. the current in the bulb
    c. the power of the battery
    d. the length of the wires
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Created by Gillian Hartley, Broughton C of E Primary 2002