# Practice MCQs For Mass, Weight and Density, Work, Energy and Power

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1. An object that has a mass of 15 kg on the Earth is taken to the Moon.

The gravitational field strength on the Earth is $10 \text{ N kg}^{-1}$ and on the Moon is $1.6 \text{N kg}^{-1}$.

What are the mass and weight of the object on the Moon?
Mass (kg)Weight (N)
A1524
B15150
C2415
D15024
2. A javelin has a mass of 0.80 kg.

The javelin is released with 250 J of kinetic energy.

What is the speed of the javelin?
3. Which of the following about energy is false?
4. Consider a stationary box at height x. The block is lifted by a student such that it comes to a rest at higher height y.

Consider the following discussion between two students:

Student 1: I exert an upward force on the box, which moves upward, so I do positive work on the box. The Earth exerts a downward force, so it does negative work on the box. The box begins and ends at rest, so its kinetic energy hasn't changed. That means that the net work on the box is zero, so the work on the box by my hand and the work on the box by the Earth must have the same absolute value.

Student 2: But the box has moved upward, so its potential energy has increased. That means that the net work on the block must be positive, so the work on the box by your hand must be greater than the work on the box by the Earth.

What can you say about the reasoning given by the two students?
5. A block of metal is taken from the Earth to the Moon. Which property of the block changes?
6. A girl of weight 500 N runs up a flight of stairs in 10 seconds. The vertical height of the stairs is 5 m.

What is the average power developed by the girl?
7. A machine is able to lift 200 kg of bricks vertically up to a height of 30 m above the ground in 50 s. What is the power of the machine? (Take the acceleration due to gravity, $g$, to be $10 \text{ ms}^{-2}$.)
8. Which statement is correct about the position of the centre of gravity of a uniform solid?

The centre of gravity of a uniform solid
9. A student does an experiment to estimate the density of an irregularly-shaped stone.

Which items of equipment are needed?
10. Which energy changes take place when a pedalling cyclist uses a generator (dynamo) to light his bicycle lamp?

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### 21 thoughts on “Practice MCQs For Mass, Weight and Density, Work, Energy and Power”

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2. Consider a stationary box at height x. The block is lifted by a student such that it comes to a rest at higher height y.

Consider the following discussion between two students:

Student 1: I exert an upward force on the box, which moves upward, so I do positive work on the box. The Earth exerts a downward force, so it does negative work on the box. The box begins and ends at rest, so its kinetic energy hasn’t changed. That means that the net work on the box is zero, so the work on the box by my hand and the work on the box by the Earth must have the same absolute value.

Student 2: But the box has moved upward, so its potential energy has increased. That means that the net work on the block must be positive, so the work on the box by your hand must be greater than the work on the box by the Earth.

What can you say about the reasoning given by the two students?
1. They are both incorrect.
2. Student 2 is correct and student 1 is incorrect.
3. They are both correct.
4. Student 1 is correct and student 2 is incorrect.

• student 2 is incorrect as they say that the work done on the box by the hand must be greater than the work done on the box by gravity, which, if it was true, would mean that the box is accelerating. Student 1 however says that the work done on the box must be zero, and have the same value.

idk just guessing

3. volume of ten steel balls =50-20=30
volume of a steel ball=30/10=3 cm^3
mass of a steel ball=27 g
density=mass/volume=27g/3cm^3=9g/cm^3

• Thank you very much
I was also thinking about it when he incorrected it

4. I also have a question.
Which of these have a greater refractive index and why?
A) water
B)ice

1)water, since it has more density
2) ice, since it has more density
3) water, since it has less density
4) ice, since it has less density

• water since it has more density

• so what should i do

5. 1. Ten identical steel balls, each of mass 27 g, are immersed in a measuring cylinder containing 20 cm3cm3 of water.
The reading of the water level rises to 50 cm3 .

What is the density of the steel?

a)8.1 g/cm3
b)13.5 g/cm3
c)9.0 g/cm3[correct]
d)0.90 g/cm3
The volume of the ten steel balls is 50 – 20 = 30 . Density is calculated using Density= mass/volume.

Can someone explain to me why c is correct?
But I think d is correct.

• Each of the steel balls is 27 g.

The total mass will be 27 x 10 = 270 g.

• Dont we use 270g for calculating the density

Coz
Mass of steel ball =27g
Volume of steel ball = 50cm^3- 20cm^3 =30cm^3
Density of steel ball = mass /volume
rho = 27g/30cm^3=0.9gcm^-3.
(By Archimedes’ principle,
volume of body = volume of the liquid displaced by the body.)

• Density=mass/volume
Volume of 10 metal balls =volume of the water that rose
=50-20
=30cm^3
Mass of 10 steel balls=mass of 1 steel ball ×10
=27×10
=270gm
Density=mass/volume
=270/30
=9gm/cm^3

6. good way to test your ability

7. oh wait I get it!! Sorry! 😛 My bad!