Common Entrance Physics – 30 Multiple choice questions

1. forcesThe diagram shows a blue ball hanging from a string.

Which force arrow best represents the force of the string pulling on the ball?

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

3. circuit1 

Which of the lamps in the diagram will be on?

4. Pick the largest object from the list below


5. Which of the times below will produce the longest shadow?

6. How many mm in a metre?

7. This diagram shows a block of iron and a block of wood which have been added to a beaker of water.
Which would have the greatest density the water, wood or iron?

8. The Sun feels hotter in summer in England because….

9. How many planets are in the Solar System?

10. The statements below describe some properties of light and sound.

Tick those that are correct.

11. Why is it preferable for ice skates to have a very thin edge?

12. What does ‘translucent’ mean?

13. Which of the energy changes below represents that which takes place in an electric motor?

14. A falling stone will have what kind of energy?

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

16. astro1image2What event does this diagram represent?

17. Which of these substances are conductors of electricity?
(Tick all that appply)

18. What causes day and night?

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

20. variable-resistorWhat is the name of this component?

21. What type of object is the Earth?

22. What formula is used to calculate pressure?

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

24. Does the Sun rise in the North, South, West or the East

25. Pick the correct sentence from those given to best  describe the term below:


26. A block measures 10cm x 8cm x 5cm
It has a mass of 2kg

What is the density of the block in g/cm³?


27. Which of the following is NOT true about the Moon

28. A man was using a crowbar to move a stone.
Unfortunately the stone was still too heavy  for the man to move.

crowbarTo make the stone easier to move should he use a longer or shorter crowbar?

29. Which is the largest out of


30. When a guitar makes a higher note what happens to the vibrating string?