PHYN 100 Exam

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1. Which of the following is not considered a major physical science:
A) Physics
B) Geology
C) Biology
D) Meteorology
Biology
2. A scientific law describes
A) the scientific method
B) a fundamental relationship of nature
C) the behavior of nature
D) an experiment
a fundamental relationship of nature
3. A successfully tested hypothesis may take on the status of a(n)
A) experimental result
B) theory
C) scientific law
D) concept
E) superior hypothesis
theory
4. The standard unit of time is the
A) hour
B) day
C) second
D) minute
second
5. Which of the folowing is not a fundamental property?
A)Weight
B) Length
C) Time
D) Mass
Weight
6. The metric prefix that means one-hundredth
(1/100) is
A) kilo-
B) centi-
C) mega-
D) milli-
centi-
7. In the SI, m is the symbol for
A) mass
B) meter
C) mole
D) metric
meter
8. One kilogram is the same as
A) 1,000g
B) 1/100kg
C) 10,000g
D) 0.001g
1,000g
9. An object transported from Earth's surface to the surface of the Moon has
A) the same mass, but different weight.
B) the same weight, but different mass.
C) the same mass and the same weight
D) different mass and different weight
E) none of these
the same mass, but different weight.
10. Which of the following is not a derived quantity
A) Volume
B) Speed
C) Mass
D) Density
Mass
11. Which of the following quantities expressed in derived units includes the unit of length?
A) Area
B) Volume
C) Speed
D) Density
E) All of these
All of these
12. The spee of light in a vacuum is 300,000,000 m/s. Represent in powers-of-notation, this is
A) 30 x 10^8 m/s
B) 3 x 10^7 m/s
C) 30 x 10^6 m/s
D) 3 x 10^8 m/s
3 x 10^8 m/s
13. The zeroth latitude is at
A) 90 degrees N
B) 90 degrees S
C) the equator
D) the Greenwich Meridian
the equator
14. An attempt to remedy the difference in apparent solar days was the calculation of a
A) meridian day
B) 24-hour day
C) sidereal day
D) mean solar day
sidereal day
15. The longest day (daylight) of the year for the Norhtern Hemisphere occurs at the time of the
A) autumnal
B) vernal equinox
C) sidereal day
D) mean solar day
sidereal day
 Author: truc2dagame ID: 189167 Card Set: PHYN 100 Exam Updated: 2012-12-13 02:46:15 Tags: Physical Science Folders: Description: Exam question review Show Answers: