38+ Physics Trivia Questions

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What is a space which is entirely devoid of matter called in science terms?
Vacuum
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About how fast does sound travel in meters per second?
340
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What word describes a material which maintains a magnetic field after an external field is removed?
Ferromagnetic
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If you're talking about electricity, what does "DC" stand for?
Direct Current
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Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics?
Maria Sklodowska-Curie
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After physics, what study did Isaac Newton take up until he published "Principia Mathematica"?
Alchemy
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What does the word "lodestone" mean?
Leading Stone
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What tool uses a magnetic needle that points north?
Compass
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Who discovered that a moving magnet generates electric current known as electromagnetic induction?
Michael Faraday
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A unit of electromotive force is called what?
Volt
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What is the energy of moving parts called?
Mechanical Energy
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What tool do people at sea use to measure distance with echoes?
Sonar
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How many grams are in a pound?
454
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What is the irregular and instantaneous motion of air called?
Turbulence
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Which abbreviation refers to a term that literally means "below red"?
IR
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What are the ends of a bar magnet called?
Poles
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How much would a 150-pound person weigh at the center of the earth?
Nothing
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What constant is equivalent to 96,485 coulombs per mole of electrons?
Faraday
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What liquid is used as a standard when measuring density?
Water
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What is the distance between two peaks of a wave called?
Wavelength
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What is the scientific word for push or pull?
Force
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What constant is referred to as "The Universe's Clock"?
Speed of Light
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What is the second derivative of displacement?
Instantaneous Acceleration
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What would you use to measure the mass difference between two like objects?
Density
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Physics Trivia

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