38+ Physics Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

How many watts is one horsepower?
746 W
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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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Which century was Isaac Newton born in?
1600's
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Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics?
Maria Sklodowska-Curie
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What type of lens has a thin middle and makes objects appear smaller?
Concave
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What device would you use to open and close a circuit?
Switch
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What does splitting a laser light into two beams through a silver mirror make?
Hologram
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In math, "pi" is equal to?
3.141592654
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What was the first sound-recording device called?
Phonograph
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What is the main form of energy produced by a laser?
Light
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What does the word "lodestone" mean?
Leading Stone
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Which insect can indicate the air temperature?
Cricket
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The Bernoulli Effect concerns what physical system?
A Moving Fluid
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To which part of physics does the Archimedes' Principle refer?
Buoyancy
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How much would a 150-pound person weigh at the center of the earth?
Nothing
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How many joules make one calorie?
4.184
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What kind of power do sailboats use?
Wind
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Who discovered that a moving magnet generates electric current known as electromagnetic induction?
Michael Faraday
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What would you use to measure the mass difference between two like objects?
Density
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How fast does light travel in one second?
186,000 Miles Per Second
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What is the repeated sound when sound waves bounce off other objects called?
Echo
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What tool do people at sea use to measure distance with echoes?
Sonar
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If you throw a ball in the air, what curve does it trace out?
Parabola
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What is the distance between two peaks of a wave called?
Wavelength
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Physics Trivia

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