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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(2000-2001 School Year)


Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 1, Quiz#2):

If are reading this page, you are at the right spot. The Studying Suggestions page should be your starting point for quiz preparation. The Studying Suggestions will often provide more specific information about your upcoming quiz than merely looking at a quiz from the 1994 or 1997 school year. It is recommended that you always start the review process by reading this page.

This week's quiz is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 8. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equation for average speed, average velocity, and average acceleration will be provided. Other than a calculator, no other helps will be provided nor allowed. Students can expect the following concepts, skills, and problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:

  1. An ability to determine the acceleration value of an object if given velocity-time data or information. (See pp. 11-12)
  2. An ability to associate verbal descriptions of motion with pictorial representations and numerical representations. (See pp. 13-14)
  3. An understanding of the acceleration concept as a rate at which velocity changes. See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module; sublevel 4.
  4. An ability to use graphical features such as slope and shape to interpret position-time graphs and ultimately describe the motion of an object. See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module; sublevels 1-3. (See pp. 15-22 and handout from class)
  5. An ability to perform slope calculations for position-time graphs and to use such calculations to derive quantitative information about an object's motion. See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module; sublevel 4. (See pp. 15-22 and handout from class)
  6. An ability to match graphical descriptions of motion with verbal and pictorial descriptions of motion (and vice versa). (See pp. 13-22 and handout from class)
  7. An ability to identify the direction of the acceleration vector (east, west, north, south, positive, negative, etc.) if given a verbal description of the motion. See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module; sublevel 4. (See p. 6)
  8. An understanding of previous concepts from the first quiz.

Sample Quizzes:

The following two quizzes are samples of the types of quizzes given in the past. While this year's quiz might be similar to these or even contain identical questions, a student should not expect that this year's quiz will be exactly the same as those from the past.

Quiz#2 (1994)

Quiz#2 (1998)

(Ignore questions or parts of questions pertaining to velocity-time graphs.)  


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