38+ Physics Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What word describes a material which maintains a magnetic field after an external field is removed?
Ferromagnetic
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Which insect can indicate the air temperature?
Cricket
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Masses are to Newton's Gravitational Law as charges are to what?
Coulomb's Law
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What unit is resistance measured in?
Ohm
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To which part of physics does the Archimedes' Principle refer?
Buoyancy
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What is the irregular and instantaneous motion of air called?
Turbulence
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What kind of power do sailboats use?
Wind
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What electrical term is AC an abbreviation for?
Alternating Current
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What is the repeated sound when sound waves bounce off other objects called?
Echo
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What is the scale used to measure tornadoes?
The Fujita Scale
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How many watts is one horsepower?
746 W
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How fast does light travel in one second?
186,000 Miles Per Second
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What is the term for the capacity of a body or system to do work?
Energy
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One kilogram is equal to how many pounds?
2.2
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What device would you use to open and close a circuit?
Switch
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What tool do people at sea use to measure distance with echoes?
Sonar
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What constant is equivalent to 96,485 coulombs per mole of electrons?
Faraday
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Who discovered the rotating magnetic field that is the basis of Alternating Current?
Nikola Tesla
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What is water in its solid form called?
Ice
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What does splitting a laser light into two beams through a silver mirror make?
Hologram
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What kind of electromagnetic radiation arises only from nuclear excitations?
Gamma Rays
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Who discovered that a moving magnet generates electric current known as electromagnetic induction?
Michael Faraday
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What was magnetite called by the early Europeans?
Lodestone
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What is the scientific word for push or pull?
Force
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Physics Trivia

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