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MULTIPLE CHOICE REVIEWER – PHYSICS 2

1. In conductors, electrons can flow because their


A. ions are free
B. protons are free
C. electrons are free
D. negative ions are free

2. The poorest conductor of electricity among the following is


A. Silver
B. Aluminium
C. Water
D. Copper

3. Materials that allow electrons to flow through them is known as


A. Insulators
B. Conductors
C. Electrolytes
D. Bases

4. A positively charged rod is brought close to one end of a neutral metallic plate. What type of
charge is induced on the closest side of the plate?
A. Positive
B. Negative
C. Neutral
D. It depends of the separation between the rod and plate

5. A plastic rod is rubbed with a piece of animal fur. The plastic rod acquires a negative charge
during this process. Which of the following is true about the charge on the piece of fur?
A. It acquires a positive charge but greater in magnitude than the rod
B. It acquires a positive charge but less in magnitude than the rod
C. It acquires a negative charge but greater in magnitude than the rod
D. It acquires a positive charge with the same magnitude as the rod

6. Two positive charges with magnitudes 4Q and Q are separated by a distance r. Which of the
following statements is true?
A. The charge with a greater magnitude exerts a larger force on the small charge
B. The charge with a greater magnitude exerts a smaller force on the small charge
C. The forces on each charge are the same in magnitude and opposite in direction
D. The forces on each charge are the same in magnitude and pointing in the same direction

7. Sphere A is charged positively and sphere B is neutral. The spheres are brought near each other.
Which of the following statements is true?
A. There is no electrostatic force between the spheres since one is neutral
B. There is a repulsive electrostatic force between the spheres
C. There is an attractive electrostatic force between the spheres
D. There is a repulsive electrostatic force applied only on sphere B

8. Two positive charges Q1 and Q2 are separated by a distance r. The charges repel each other with
a force F. If the magnitude of each charge is doubled and the distance stays unchanged what is
the new force between the charges?
A. F B. 2F C. 4 F D. ¼ F

9. Which combination would have an attraction?


A. neutrons and electrons
B. electrons and protons
C. protons and neutrons
D. none of the above

10. Which is NOT a way to increase the force between two charged objects?
A. place one object in the other's electric field
B. bring the objects closer together
C. increase the charge of one of the objects
D. make one of the objects bigger

11. If the charge of one object is doubled, what would happen to the force?
A. There would be no change.
B. The objects would lose their charge.
C. It would lose half its strength.
D. It would be twice as strong.

12. Which statement is true?


A. Conductors of electricity are insulators of heat.
B. Objects that conduct heat also conduct electricity.
C. Any object can conduct heat or electricity.
D. Conductors of heat are usually metal, while conductors of electricity are usually plastic.

13. What is the correct unit for charge?


A. Kilograms
B. Meters
C. Newtons
D. Coulombs

14. A rod with an unknown charge attracts a pith ball. Which of the following could describe the
situation?
A. The rod has negative charge and the pith ball has positive charge.
B. The rod has positive charge and the pith ball has negative charge.
C. Both A and B.
D. are neutral.

15. Two identical charges repel each other with a force of 16N. If the distance between the charges is
doubled, the force will be
A. 1N.
B. 2N.
C. 4N.
D. 16N.

16. Two identical charges repel each other with a force of 4N. If the distance between the charges is
halved, the force will be
A. 1N B. 2N C. 8N D. 16N

17. A positive charge of 4.0 µC exerts an attractive force of 8N on an unknown charge 20 cm away.
The unknown charge is
A. + 8.9 µC .
B. - 8.9 µC .
C. + 44. µC .
D. - 44. µC .18.

18. What must be the charge of a particle of mass 1kg for it to be levitated in a 1000 N/C downward
directed electric field?
A. + 9.8 µC.
B. - 9.8 µC.
C. + 9.8 nC.
D. - 9.8 nC.

19. The electric field lines at a certain location


A. only cross at the location of magnetic monopoles.
B. are parallel to the electric force on a test charge placed at that location.
C. are parallel to lines (surfaces) of constant electric potential at that location.
D. start on positive charges and end on negative charges.

20. The electric field has magnitude 1000 N/C between parallel conducting plates separated by 5
mm (.005m).The potential difference between the plates is
A. 5V
B. 200V.
C. 5,000V.
D. 200,000V.

21. The attraction or repulsion between electric charges is due to


A. Friction
B. electric force
C. conduction
D. electric field