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Conceptual Physics, 10e (Hewitt) Chapter 2: Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia

1) As an object freely falls downward, its A) velocity increases. B) acceleration increases. C) both of these. D) none of these. Answer:

A Diff: 1 Topic: Linear Motion

2) Whirl a rock at the end of a string on an ice-covered pond and it follows a circular path. If the string breaks, the tendency of the rock is to A) continue to follow a circular path. B) follow a straight-line path. Answer:

B Diff: 1 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

3) A sheet of paper can be withdrawn from under a container of milk without toppling it if the paper is jerked quickly. This best demonstrates that A)


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the milk carton has no acceleration. B) there is an action-reaction pair of forces. C) gravity tends to hold the milk carton secure. D) the milk carton has inertia. E) none of these Answer:

D Diff: 1 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

4) The gain in speed each second for a freely-falling object is about A) 0. B) 5 m/s. C) 10 m/s. D) 20 m/s. E) depends on the initial speed Answer:

C Diff: 1 Topic: Linear Motion

5) A package falls off a truck that is moving at 30 m/s. Neglecting air resistance, the horizontal speed of the package just before it hits the ground is A)


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zero. B) less than 30 m/s but larger than zero. C) about 30 m/s. D) more than 30 m/s. E) More informationis needed for an estimate. Answer:

C Diff: 2 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

6) A truck is moving at constant velocity. Inside the storage compartment, a rock is dropped from the midpoint of the ceiling and strikes the floor below. The rock hits the floor A) exactly below the midpoint of the ceiling. B) ahead of the midpoint of the ceiling. C) behind the midpoint of the ceiling. D) More information is needed to solve this problem. E) none of these Answer:

A Diff: 2 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

7) If your automobile runs out of fuel while you are driving the engine stops but you do not come to an abrupt stop. The concept that most explains why is


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A) inertia. B) gravity. C) acceleration. D) resistance. Answer:

A Diff: 2 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

8) According to Newton's law of inertia, a rail road train in motion should continue going forever even if its engine is turned off. We never observe this because railroad trains A) move too slowly. B) are much too heavy. C) must go up and down hills. D) always have forces that oppose their motion. Answer:

D Diff: 2 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

9) Whirl a rock at the end of a string and it follows a circular path. If the string breaks, the tendency of the rock is to A) continue to follow a circular path. B)


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follow a straight-line path. C) increase its speed D) revolve in a smaller circle Answer:

B Diff: 1 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

10) A moving body must undergo a change in A) velocity. B) distance. C) position. D) direction. Answer:

A Diff: 1 Topic: Newton's 1st Law


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11) When a rocket ship accelerating in outer space runs out of fuel it A) accelerates for a short time, then slows down to a constant velocity. B) accelerates for a short time, slows down, and eventually stops. C) no longer accelerates. Answer:

C Diff: 1 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

12) If no external forces are acting on a moving object it will A) continue moving at the same speed. B) continue moving at the same velocity. C) move slower and slower until it finally stops. Answer:

B Diff: 1 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

13) The last instant just before an airplane crashes a passenger jumps out the door and falls only two feet to the ground. The passenger is A) probably hurt or killed. B) unharmed. C)


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intelligent to think so fast. D) lucky to have studied physics . Answer:

A Diff: 1 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

14) A scientific statement that can never be changed is a scientific A) theory. B) principle. C) hypothesis. D) law. E) None of the above choices are correct. Answer:

E Diff: 3 Topic: Newton's 1st Law

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