Common Entrance Physics – 30 Multiple choice questions

1. What does ‘translucent’ mean?

2. What formula is used to calculate area?

3. a = 5cm    b=3cm   c=3cm

The mass of the block = 90g

blockWhat is the density of the block?

4. What force holds a planet in orbit around the sun?

5. What do we call the line followed by a planet as it moves around the sun?

6. circuit3Look at the circuit diagram which shows 2 cells connected to three bulbs.
What would happen if we added an extra cell?

(Tick ALL that apply)

7. What is the name of the force which causes a moving car to slow down?

8. Weather is colder in winter in England compared to the summer because….

9. The cubes below all have the same volume.
The mass of each block is shown inside each cube.

densit9Which substance has the highest density?

10. Which of the following is not a form of energy

11. circuit2In which of the circuits shown will the bulb (or bulbs) be the dimmest?

12. What type of object is the Sun

13. The Earth is tilted slightly so one pole points towards or away from the Sun
The tilt of the Earth causes which of the following events?
(Tick all that apply)

14. Camels have wide feet.
How does this help them walk on sand?

15. circuit1bThe diagram shows a circuit containing two similar bulbs and a battery.

If Bulb B is unscrewed what will happen to bulb A?

16. Which of the energy changes below represents that which takes place when an arrow is fired from a bow?

17. How many centimetres in a metre?

18. The legs of a chair each have an area of 20cm2 .

The chair has  4 legs and a mass of 4kg.

If the chair had thinner legs (the area of each leg was less) what effects would this have?

19. What type of object is the Sun?

20. The diagram shows a distance time graph for a model car.
How fast was the car travelling during section A of the journey?

21. Name the metric unit for energy

22. Which of the following metals are magnetic

23. circuit4The circuit shows two bulbs and a switch.
Both bulbs are on.

Is the switch OPEN or CLOSED?

24. A boy runs 100 metres in 20 seconds.
What is his average speed?

25. What is the unit of volume?

26. What do we call something that does not allow light to pass through it?

27. A block measures 10cm x 8cm x 5cm
You are told that the block is made out of iron which has a density of 7g/cm³

What is the mass in kg?

28. Which planet is nearest to the sun?

29. Which of these substances aree electrical insulators?

30. Which of these materials is attracted to a magnet?