What % Physicist Are You?

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Tasha Moore

5 Min Quiz

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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!

What type of wavelength does infrared light have?

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The amount of matter that an object has is its ________.

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Select the light particle.

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How does friction interact with a sliding object?

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Energy is the ability to ________.

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Try to quickly pick the term that describes a push or pull that's exerted on an object.

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What force prevents objects on Earth from floating around aimlessly?

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Show that you know the famous scientist who devised laws of motion.

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Determine the unit of measurement for electrical power.

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In which galaxy is Earth located?

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Heat metal, and it will ________.

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What do amperes measure?

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What is Earth's most important source of energy?

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Will the element iron be attracted to a magnet?

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Identify an electrical unit of measurement.

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Which physics theory is Albert Einstein most famous for?

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What atomic particles are found in the nucleus of an atom?

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Choose the unit of force.

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Is it difficult for you to determine the type of energy that a moving object possesses?

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Heat energy is produced when ________ move.

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Identify one of the variables in Albert Einstein's equation, E=MC^2.

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Can you guess what happens when the moon is positioned between Earth and the Sun?

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Show that you know the kind of resistance that conductors have.

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What type of lens is found in a magnifying glass?

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Identify the phenomenon that describes how light bends when it enters a different medium.

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The universe is how many billion years old?

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Mass divided by volume is equal to ________.

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Mass times distance equals ________.

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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?

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Name the wire that you find inside a light bulb.

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