Worksheet: Energy Conversions

In this worksheet, we will practice recognising terms used for energy types and transfers, and identify their roles in energy conversion processes.

Q1:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the energy that a solid object has if it is elastically deformed?

  • AKinetic energy
  • BMechanical energy
  • CInternal energy
  • DElastic potential energy

Q2:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the energy that two nucleons have due to the nuclear force that they exert on each other and the distance between them?

  • AElectrical potential energy
  • BNuclear energy
  • CInternal energy
  • DChemical energy

Q3:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the energy that two objects have due to the gravitational force that they exert on each other and the distance between them?

  • AGravitational potential energy
  • BMechanical energy
  • CInternal energy
  • DKinetic energy

Q4:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to energy that is being transferred by sound waves?

  • AInternal energy
  • BPressure energy
  • CSound energy
  • DRadiant energy

Q5:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the sum of kinetic and potential energies?

  • AMechanical energy
  • BExternal energy
  • CInternal energy
  • DElastic energy

Q6:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to energy that is being transferred by electromagnetic waves?

  • ARadiant energy
  • BElectric potential energy
  • CInternal energy
  • DElectrical energy

Q7:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the energy that is transferred by an electric current?

  • AElectrical energy
  • BElectric potential energy
  • CChemical energy
  • DInternal energy

Q8:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the electric potential energy of atoms due to the forces between their electrons and their nuclei?

  • ANuclear energy
  • BInternal energy
  • CChemical energy
  • DElastic potential energy

Q9:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the energy that two electrically charged objects have due to the electrostatic force that they exert on each other and the distance between them?

  • AElectrical energy
  • BElectric potential energy
  • CInternal energy
  • DMagnetic energy

Q10:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the energy that a moving object has due to its mass and its velocity?

  • AInternal energy
  • BKinetic energy
  • CMechanical energy
  • DPotential energy

Q11:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to the energy of an object due to the energy of its constituent particles?

  • AElectric potential energy
  • BInternal energy
  • CChemical energy
  • DNuclear energy

Q12:

A ball that has been falling downward hits the ground. It slows down until it stops moving for an instant and then starts to rebound upward.

Which of the following types of energies decreases for the ball as it slows down?

  • AElastic potential energy
  • BChemical energy
  • CKinetic energy
  • DInternal energy

Which of the following types of energies must increase for the ball as it slows down?

  • AInternal energy
  • BElastic potential energy
  • CGravitational potential energy
  • DChemical energy

Which of the following does the ball emit most strongly because of its impact with the ground?

  • AHeat
  • BRadiant energy
  • CChemical energy
  • DSound energy

Q13:

A very-high-temperature metal cube is placed in a tank of water.

Which of the following types of energies increases for the water?

  • ANuclear energy
  • BInternal energy
  • CElastic potential energy
  • DKinetic energy

Which of the following types of energies decreases for the cube?

  • AElastic potential energy
  • BKinetic energy
  • CInternal energy
  • DNuclear energy

Which of the following does the cube emit most strongly?

  • ARadiant energy
  • BSound energy
  • CHeat
  • DElectrical energy

Q14:

Which of the following is the term used to refer to internal energy that is being transferred?

  • ARadiant energy
  • BMechanical energy
  • CExternal energy
  • DHeat

Q15:

A nuclear reactor contains radioactive material immersed in water. The water is heated by the radioactive material.

Which of the following energy types increases for the water?

  • AElectrical energy
  • BInternal energy
  • CNuclear energy
  • DChemical energy

Which of the following energy types decreases for the radioactive material?

  • AInternal energy
  • BElectrical energy
  • CChemical energy
  • DNuclear energy

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