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The energy associated with motion is called
a) kinetic energy
b) elastic potential energy
c) gravitational potential energy
d) nuclear energy

Kinetic energy increases as
a) mass increases and velocity decreases
b) mass decreases and velocity increases
c) both mass and velocity increase
d) both mass and velocity decrease

The total potential and kinetic energy of the particles in an object is called
a) mechanical energy.
b) thermal energy.
c) chemical energy.
d) electrical energy.

An example of something that stores chemical energy is
a) lightning.
b) a microwave.
c) a match.
d) light.

Moving water can be used to produce electricity because
a) most forms of energy can be converted into other forms.
b) energy cannot be converted into other forms of energy.
c) potential energy can be converted into kinetic energy, but not vice versa.
d) kinetic energy can be converted into potential energy, but not vice versa.

Energy is measured in units called
a) joules
b) meters
c) pounds
d) horsepower

The ability to do work is called
a) velocity
b) energy
c) conversion
d) friction

What type of conversion is taking place when natural gas is used to heat water?
a) chemical energy into thermal energy
b) thermal energy into mechanical energy
c) mechanical energy into electromagnetic energy
d) electromagnetic energy into chemical energy

When you rub your hands together on a cold day, you use friction to convert
a) mechanical energy into thermal energy.
b) thermal energy into nuclear energy.
c) nuclear energy into electrical energy.
d) electrical energy into electromagnetic energy.

Unlike kinetic energy, potential energy is
a) energy of motion.
b) stored.
c) conserved.
d) not measurable.

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