SAT Physics Practice Test 5: Part A

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1. An amusement park ride called DaVinci's cradle swings the riders around a complete circle during the course of the ride.

Where on the ride is the velocity the largest value?

A. Point A
B. Point B
C. Point C
D. Point D
E. Point E

2. An amusement park ride called DaVinci's cradle swings the riders around a complete circle during the course of the ride.

Where on the ride is the potential energy the largest value?

A. Point A
B. Point B
C. Point C
D. Point D
E. Point E

3. An amusement park ride called DaVinci's cradle swings the riders around a complete circle during the course of the ride.

Where on the ride are the PE and the KE equal to each other?

A. Point A
B. Point B
C. Point C
D. Point D
E. Point E

4. The electrical circuit shown has 1 ampere of current flowing in it. Answer the questions about the parts of the circuit listed between the points below by choosing the letter that correctly represents the quantity in question.

Between which two points is the voltage change the largest?

A. Between points A→B
B. Between points B→C
C. Between points C→D
D. Between points D→E
E. Between points E→A

5. The electrical circuit shown has 1 ampere of current flowing in it. Answer the questions about the parts of the circuit listed between the points below by choosing the letter that correctly represents the quantity in question.

Between which two points is the voltage change the smallest?

A. Between points A→B
B. Between points B→C
C. Between points C→D
D. Between points D→E
E. Between points E→A

6. The electrical circuit shown has 1 ampere of current flowing in it. Answer the questions about the parts of the circuit listed between the points below by choosing the letter that correctly represents the quantity in question.

Between which two points is the resistance value the largest?

A. Between points A→B
B. Between points B→C
C. Between points C→D
D. Between points D→E
E. Between points E→A

7. An object is placed in front of an optical device, and an image is obtained. Select the device that would produce the types of images described below.

The image produced is erect, virtual, and reversed from left to right.

A. Concave mirror
B. Convex mirror
C. Concave lens
D. Convex lens
E. Flat mirror

8. An object is placed in front of an optical device, and an image is obtained. Select the device that would produce the types of images described below.

The image produced is inverted, real, and on the same side of the device.

A. Concave mirror
B. Convex mirror
C. Concave lens
D. Convex lens
E. Flat mirror

9. An object is placed in front of an optical device, and an image is obtained. Select the device that would produce the types of images described below.

The image produced is inverted, real, and on the opposite side of the device.

A. Concave mirror
B. Convex mirror
C. Concave lens
D. Convex lens
E. Flat mirror

10. This question relates to the electric fields shown in the diagrams below, which represent two charged objects near each other in space. Which drawing represents two like point charges?

A. Drawing I
B. Drawing II
C. Drawing III
D. Drawing IV
E. Drawing V

11. This question relates to the electric fields shown in the diagrams below, which represent two charged objects near each other in space. Which drawing represents the field from parallel plates?

A. Drawing I
B. Drawing II
C. Drawing III
D. Drawing IV
E. Drawing V

12. This question relates to the electric fields shown in the diagrams below, which represent two charged objects near each other in space. Which drawing represents two unlike point charges?

A. Drawing I
B. Drawing II
C. Drawing III
D. Drawing IV
E. Drawing V

13. This question relates to the P-V diagram of the heat cycle below. For the gas shown in the diagram, 70J of energy is added to the system. Where is the heat added to the system?

A. A→B
B. B→C
C. C→D
D. D→A
E. A→B→C→D→A

14. This question relates to the P-V diagram of the heat cycle below. For the gas shown in the diagram, 70J of energy is added to the system. Where is the exhaust heat released from the system?

A. A→B
B. B→C
C. C→D
D. D→A
E. A→B→C→D→A

15. Protons are found in the nucleus of the atom. The nuclear protons with the greatest mass are located

A. in the hydrogen atom.
B. in the carbon atom.
C. in the iron atom.