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Work and Simple Machines

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  1.What is a sign that work is being done?  
  a.   motion  
  b.   matter  
  c.   mass  
  d.   density  
  2.When you climb stairs and then walk down a hallway, in which direction is the work done?  
  a.   downward  
  b.   along the hallway  
  c.   in the opposite direction that you walk  
  d.   upward  
  3.Using an inclined plane allows you to apply __________.  
  a.   a lesser force  
  b.   no force  
  c.   the same force  
  d.   a greater force  
  4.Which simple machines are found on a hammer?  
  a.   screw and pulley  
  b.   wedge and plane  
  c.   plane and lever  
  d.   lever only  
  5.On what point does a lever pivot?  
  a.   the fulcrum  
  b.   the middle  
  c.   the arm  
  d.   the end  
  6.A drill bit is an example of which type of machine?  
  a.   screw  
  b.   pulley  
  c.   wheel and axle  
  d.   lever  
  7.Using several pulleys together is known as a __________.  
  a.   pulley system  
  b.   wheel and axle  
  c.   machine system  
  d.   pulley group  
  8.What is the scientific formula for work?  
  a.   W = F - d  
  b.   W = F + d  
  c.   W = F x d  
  d.   W = F/d  
  9.Name the four simple machines.  
  a.   inclined plane, lever, wheel and axle, and pulley  
  b.   screw, lever, wedge, and plane  
  c.   wedge, lever, pulley, and wheel  
  d.   plane, lever, screw, and wedge  
  10.How do input force and output force relate to each other?  
  a.   They are the same.  
  b.   They are unrelated.  
  c.   They are always different.  
  d.   The input is always less than the output.  
  11.What is the mechanical advantage if 50 J are put in and 200 J are produced?  
  a.   1000  
  b.   4  
  c.   200  
  d.   50  
  12.Which is an example of work being done in a scientific sense?  
  a.   lifting a box  
  b.   carrying a box  
  c.   doing homework  
  d.   pushing against a stationary box  
  13.What happens to the total amount of work done when you use a machine compared to not using a machine?  
  a.   It decreases.  
  b.   It stays the same.  
  c.   It goes to zero.  
  d.   It increases.  
  14.Mechanical advantage is equal to __________.  
  a.   output force times input force  
  b.   output force divided by input force  
  c.   input force times output force  
  d.   input force divided by output force  
  15.A 5,000 N block was lifted 10 m. How much work was done?  
  a.   50 J  
  b.   50,000 J  
  c.   500 J  
  d.   5,000 J  
  16.Power is measured by which units?  
  a.   newton-meters  
  b.   joules  
  c.   watts  
  d.   newtons  
  17.A chisel is an example of which machine?  
  a.   wedge  
  b.   wheel and axle  
  c.   lever  
  d.   pulley  
  18.What happens to the amount of power expended when you are climbing stairs and then climb faster?  
  a.   It decreases.  
  b.   It stays the same.  
  c.   It increases.  
  d.   It stops.  
  19.Which of the following do you think a wheel and axle is most closely related to?  
  a.   inclined plane  
  b.   lever  
  c.   wedge  
  d.   pulley  
  20.The unit for work is a joule, which is equal to __________.  
  a.   N - m  
  b.   N + m  
  c.   N/m  
  d.   N x m  

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