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Any force that is keeping an object moving in a circle is know as
a) centripetal force
b) gravity
c) friction
d) a vector

Acceleration is
a) the speed of an object
b) how fast an object moves
c) a change in velocity over time
d) a change in force over time

When one object exerts a force on another object, the second object exerts a force back on the first object that is
a) equal in size and opposite in direction
b) equal in size and in the same direction
c) unequal in size and opposite in direction
d) unequal in size and in the same direction

Balanced forces act on
a) two different objects
b) the same object
c) balanced objects
d) unbalanced objects

A push or pull is called
a) motion
b) force
c) acceleration
d) velocity

James combines all the forces acting on a tennis ball. He is finding the
a) net force
b) inertia force
c) gravitational force
d) frictional force

Janet is sliding a box across the floor. What does she need to know to calculate the force on the box?
a) mass and inertia
b) acceleration and friction
c) mass and acceleration
d) friction and gravity

Inertia is the resistance of an object to a change in its
a) gravity
b) motion
c) mass
d) balanced force

A soccer player kicks a ball that is at rest. What do you predict will happen?
a) The ball will not move.
b) The ball will lose momentum.
c) The ball will accelerate in the direction opposite the applied force.
d) The ball will accelerate in the same direction as the applied force.

According to Newton's second law of motion, force equals mass time
a) velocity
b) momentum
c) acceleration
d) mass

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