50 Random Questions from all GCSE Physics Quizzes
GCSE Physics Quiz
#1. Complete the sentence: Reaction time is the time between a ....... being detected and a ........
#2. How can you reduce the effect of friction in the chain on a bicycle?
#3. What is this component?
#4. In a parallel circuit, is the potential difference across each branch -
#5. What is Newton's First Law of Motion?
#6. What are cosmic rays?
#7. Medical staff often need to monitor their exposure to radiation from things like x-rays. Which device made of photographic film is sometimes worn by medical staff?
#8. What devices are used to determine the shape of a magnetic field?
#9. Calculate the energy transferred when a 550 W heater is used for 5 minutes.
E = P x t
5 minutes = 5 x 60 seconds = 300
= 550 W x 300 s
= 165,000 J
#10. Which of the following can affect braking distances? ? 5
Select all that apply:
#11. What is gamma radiation?
#12. Which device do we usually use to measure the radioactivity of a source?
#13. In a.c. in the UK the cycle happens 50 times per second. What does this tell us?
#14. How many planets are there in the Solar System?
#15. Is weight a vector or a scalar?
#16. A current carrying conductor placed near a magnet experiences a force. The magnet also experiences a force, which is the best description of this force?
#17. Which layer of the Earth's atmosphere absorbs ultraviolet light?
#18. Find the volume of a silver block that has a mass of 159g and a density of 10.49 g/cm³. Give your answer in cm³ and to 1 decimal place.
#19. What is the energy transferred from a microwave with an 800 W power rating.
#20. Is natural gas a fossil fuel?
#21. When testing and measuring using series circuits, which component is used to adjust the current?
#22. The power transfer in electrical device is related to the potential difference across it and the current through it. Which is the correct description of this relationship?
P = I × V
#23. Which of the following is an advantage of non-renewable energy sources?
#24. What is the relative mass of a neutron?
#25. Radon gas diffuses out of soil and rocks and may build up in houses. What steps can we take to reduce the risk of radon gas in the home?
Select all that apply:
#26. True or false - microwave radiation at certain frequencies could cause the internal heating of cells in our bodies?
#27. How is kinetic energy stored?
#28. What is this component?
#29. Which of the following is a disadvantage of tidal energy generation?
#30. What is this component?
#31. What is Newton's Third Law of Motion?
#32. Is this a parallel or series circuit?
#33. Which of the following is a disadvantage of nuclear fission?
#34. What is the longest wavelength of electromagnetic radiation
#35. Determine the speed of the object between 1 and 3 seconds. ? answer to 2 decimal places
#36. Which three particles are atoms composed of?
#37. What is the force acting on a conductor carrying current at right angles to a magnetic field when: magnetic flux density = 0.005 T , current = 3 A and length of wire = 150m?
#38. If voltage or current changes for filament lamps, diodes, thermistors and LDR's, which components do we need in a circuit to explore the effects on resistance? ? 3
Select all that apply:
#39. Which of the following statements is correct?
#40. Complete the sentence: Radiation passing through a Geiger-Müller tube ......... gas inside it and allows a short pulse of current to flow.
#41. An object with a mass of 5kg is raised to 100m above the ground and has 500 J of gravitational potential energy. What will happen to the gravitational potential energy if the mass was increased to 16.3kg? Calculate the change in GPE where the gravitational field strength is 1 N/kg. Include units. ? If you do not know the GPE equation, it is listed below the quiz
#42. Calculate the current when resistance = 5 and voltage = 10 Include the units for current in your answer.
#43. How can we describe the motion of the object in this graph between 7 and 10 seconds?
#44. In transverse waves are the vibrations parallel or at right angles to the direction of wave travel?
#45. Which of these is an example of transverse waves?
#46. Acceleration is an increase in the rate of what?
#47. Which of the following are the correct units for resistance?
#48. Calculate the voltage when resistance = 7.5 and current = 15.4. Include the units for voltage in your answer. ? If you do not know the correct equation, it is listed below the quiz
#49. What is the single largest source of background radiation?
#50. What wavelength of the electromagnetic spectrum have the most energy?