What % Physicist Are You?

By: Tasha Moore

What % Physicist Are You?
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About This Quiz

Do you have what it takes to soar among the greatest physicists of all time? Size up this physics drill to determine if you're the next Newton, Einstein or Bohr! 

Isaac Newton is considered the father of physics primarily for three amazing reasons. This 100% physics master devised classical mechanics theories that revolutionized how we view the physical world. Newton is responsible for developing three laws of motion that pertain to inertia, velocity and forces. Then along came Albert Einstein, who had a burning desire to push the physics discipline further and earned celebrity status when he dropped his theory of relativity, which is the basis of modern physics. Einstein coined the most famous equation ever: E=MC^2. Niels Bohr is not as well-known as Newton or Einstein, but his quantum theories and atomic particle concepts paved the way for today's futuristic science, particularly nuclear technologies.

But you need not be a Nobel Prize-winning thought leader to achieve master physicist status. First, take this quiz to find out your level of wisdom, then follow the advice that we'll compile just for you. Brush up on the easy stuff if your rank is below 50%, and aim for the complex topics if you score higher than 75% on this trial.

Get ready to continue your science journey with us!

Infrared light What type of wavelength does infrared light have?
Short
Long
Infinite
None

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Matter rock The amount of matter that an object has is its ________.
Energy
Potential
Gravity
Mass

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Diffraction Select the light particle.
Neutron
Electron
Proton
Photon

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Friction slide How does friction interact with a sliding object?
Pushes it forward
Destroys it
Holds it back
Heats it up

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Energy Energy is the ability to ________.
Do work
Replace matter
Create matter
Do the dishes

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Car push Try to quickly pick the term that describes a push or pull that's exerted on an object.
Energy
Friction
Force
Physics

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Gravity beans What force prevents objects on Earth from floating around aimlessly?
Gravity
Electromagnetic
Nuclear
Elastic

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Motion Show that you know the famous scientist who devised laws of motion.
Niels Bohr
Isaac Newton
Max Planck
Richard Feynman

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Electrical power Determine the unit of measurement for electrical power.
Kelvin
Candela
Kilogram
Watt

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Galaxy In which galaxy is Earth located?
Milky Way
Juicy Way
Messier 87
Andromeda

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Molten metal Heat metal, and it will ________.
Do nothing
Contract
Expand
Cool down

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Amperes What do amperes measure?
Electric current
Water temperature
Volume
Length

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Earth energy What is Earth's most important source of energy?
Oxygen
Moon
Water
Sun

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Ferrofluid Will the element iron be attracted to a magnet?
Yes
No
Only in water
Only liquid iron

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Electricity Identify an electrical unit of measurement.
Ohm
Celsius
Liter
Ampere

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Relativity Which physics theory is Albert Einstein most famous for?
Quantum gravity
Classical mechanics
High-energy physics
Relativity

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Green atoms What atomic particles are found in the nucleus of an atom?
Neutrons
Protons
Electrons
Photons

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Force Choose the unit of force.
Newton
Mile
Gallon
Kelvin

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Moving object Is it difficult for you to determine the type of energy that a moving object possesses?
Potential
Friction
Kinetic
Radiant

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Heat energy Heat energy is produced when ________ move.
Water molecules
Electrons
Neutrons
Protons

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E=MC2 Identify one of the variables in Albert Einstein's equation, E=MC^2.
Mass
Cheese
Energy
Speed of light

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Sun corona Can you guess what happens when the moon is positioned between Earth and the Sun?
Solar eclipse
Earthquake
Tornado
Sunset

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Computer conductors Show that you know the kind of resistance that conductors have.
High
No
Low
Infinite

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Magnifying glass What type of lens is found in a magnifying glass?
Zoom
Convex
Wide angle
Fractured

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Refraction Identify the phenomenon that describes how light bends when it enters a different medium.
Magnification
Refraction
Resistance
Illumination

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Eons The universe is how many billion years old?
13.8
6
5.2
56

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Density Mass divided by volume is equal to ________.
Force
Tension
Density
Cupcakes

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Rollercoaster Mass times distance equals ________.
Velocity
Temperature
Electrons
Speed of light

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Particles What happens when a force of 1 Newton moves an object of 1 gram a distance of 1 meter in the direction of the force?
Contraction
Work
Water is produced.
Explosion

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Light bulbs Name the wire that you find inside a light bulb.
Thingy
Photon
Filament
Wire

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