PHYN 100 Exam

  1. Which of the following is not considered a major physical science:
    A) Physics
    B) Geology
    C) Biology
    D) Meteorology
  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
  4. The standard unit of time is the
    A) hour
    B) day
    C) second
    D) minute
  5. Which of the folowing is not a fundamental property?
    B) Length
    C) Time
    D) Mass
  6. The metric prefix that means one-hundredth
    (1/100) is
    A) kilo-
    B) centi-
    C) mega-
    D) milli-
  7. In the SI, m is the symbol for
    A) mass
    B) meter
    C) mole
    D) metric
  8. One kilogram is the same as
    A) 1,000g
    B) 1/100kg
    C) 10,000g
    D) 0.001g
  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
  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
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