The New Way Things Work Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Harnassing the Elements, Exploiting Heat, Nuclear Power, pp. 142-173.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the resistance of an object to any change in its speed or direction?
(a) Propulsion.
(b) Inertia.
(c) Gravity.
(d) Lift.

2. What pumps refrigerant out in an air conditioner?
(a) A compressor.
(b) A solenoid.
(c) A gear.
(d) Oscillator.

3. What is the transfer of heat through infrared rays?
(a) Transmigration.
(b) Thermal radiation.
(c) Heat cannot transfer through infrared rays.
(d) Convection.

4. What is applied to a lever to make it move?
(a) Balance.
(b) Force.
(c) Work.
(d) Gravitational pull.

5. What is one component of a lever?
(a) A straight edge.
(b) A caliper.
(c) A spring.
(d) A screw.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many ways can heat travel?

2. What is the most common form of inclined plane found in machines?

3. What forms a molecule?

4. What is the main idea in Part 2 of the book?

5. Upon what principle does a pulley work?

(see the answer key)

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