Energy – Quiz Questions


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  1. Define energy.

  2. Define potential energy.

  3. Define kinetic energy.

  4. What is the formula for determining potential energy?

  5. What is the formula for determining kinetic energy?

  6. Using PE for potential energy, and KE for kinetic energy, list the PE and KE for a roller coaster car at the top of its first hill and then at the bottom of the hill.

  7. What type of energy is found in a match before it is struck?

  8. Define mechanical energy.

  9. What organism is able to turn light energy into chemical energy?

  10. Explain the energy transformation when wood is burned.

  11. Water storage tanks are usually built on towers or hilltops. Why?