38+ Physics Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What is water in its solid form called?
Ice
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What was originally defined as one 10-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole?
Meter
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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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Which century was Isaac Newton born in?
1600's
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In math, "pi" is equal to?
3.141592654
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What sort of electricity do you get when you rub two balloons and they stick together?
Static
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What was the first sound-recording device called?
Phonograph
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What is the second derivative of displacement?
Instantaneous Acceleration
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How many quarks are in an electron?
None
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How many joules make one calorie?
4.184
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What liquid is a fuel commonly used in automobiles?
Gasoline
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What is the scale used to measure tornadoes?
The Fujita Scale
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Which abbreviation refers to a term that literally means "below red"?
IR
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What is the distance between two peaks of a wave called?
Wavelength
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What is the energy of moving parts called?
Mechanical Energy
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What unit of measurement is one-thousandth of a gram?
Milligram
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What is the scientific word for push or pull?
Force
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What is the opening of a lens, which controls the amount of light?
Aperture
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What physical constant did Henry Cavendish first determine using two weights and a cantilever?
Gravitational Constant
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What is the main form of energy produced by a laser?
Light
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What is the irregular and instantaneous motion of air called?
Turbulence
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The Bernoulli Effect concerns what physical system?
A Moving Fluid
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What is the anti-matter equivalent of an electron?
Positron
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Physics Trivia

With a main goal to understand how the universe behaves, physics is one of the oldest academic principles. Test your knowledge of the natural science that includes, matter, motion, energy, force, and behavior through space and time in our physics trivia questions and answers.

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