Physics Unit 1 Quiz

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1. Which of the following is untrue about images formed by plane mirrors?

  • The image is laterally inverted.
  • The image is behind the mirror.
  • The image is in front of the mirror.
  • The image is virtual.
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2. What is conduction?

  • The transfer of thermal energy through particles coming into contact with one another.
  • When metals are used in a circuit.
  • The transfer of energy through cool particles being replaced by hot particles.
  • Particles changing from one state to another.

3. When a vehicle travels towards you, what is happening?

  • The pitch is decreasing: the wavelength decreases, the frequency increases.
  • The pitch is decreasing: the wavelength increases, the frequency decreases.
  • The pitch is increasing: the wavelength decreases, frequency increases.
  • The pitch is increasing: the frequency decreases, the wavelength increases.

4. How are nuclear power stations powered?

  • Uranium is reacted with aluminium to produce steam which turns the turbine.
  • Uranium rods are kept in water, when removed from the water they produce steam which turns a turbine.
  • Uranium rods are dipped into water which creates steam to turn the turbine.
  • Uranium is burnt to produce steam which turns a turbine.

5. Which electromagnetic wave has the smallest wavelength?

  • Gamma rays.
  • Radio waves.
  • Infra-red waves.
  • Visible light.

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