Physics: Kinematic Word Problems Quiz Practice identifying key information from text. Question 1 A runaway railroad car hits a pile of sand on the tracks. The car plows through 5 meters of sand before coming to a stop. Which variables CANNOT be deduced from this information? Displacement, acceleration and starting velocity Final velocity, acceleration and time Starting velocity, acceleration and time Displacement, time and starting velocity Question 2 An archaeologist is climbing up a steep canyon wall. The total height of the canyon is 100m. As the archaeologist climbs, he starts to get tired. His climbing slows by .01m/s for every second he spends climbing. This value is his; deceleration speed acceleration velocity Question 3 A car has an initial velocity of 234 miles per hour and slams on its breaks, stopping in 4 seconds over a distance of 17 meters. In terms of physics, what is the biggest problem with this sentence? The word "brakes" is misspelled as "breaks" A car travelling at that speed cannot stop in 4 seconds velocity should be in meters per second, not miles per hour Cars don't travel at 234 miles per hour, so the problem is nonsense Question 4 A plane flies in a straight line at a constant speed of 15m/s for 4 hours. Which variables CAN be deduced from this information? velocity, displacement, acceleration and time velocity and acceleration velocity, displacement and time velocity and time Question 5 A bowling ball is dropped from the top of a building. It takes 13 seconds for it to strike the pavement below. At the moment it strikes the pavement, the bowling ball is traveling at 127 meters per second. The value of 127 / 13 is equal to: total displacement The acceleration from air friction The acceleration from gravity final velocity Join eNotes to save your quiz results! With a free membership, you can save and view all your past and current quiz results. Create a free account ◄ Back to quizzes