Worksheet: The Fundamental Forces

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the properties of the four fundamental forces and which particles interact via each force.

Q1:

List the four fundamental forces from greatest relative strength to lowest relative strength.

  • AThe strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, the electromagnetic force, gravity
  • BGravity, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, the electromagnetic force
  • CGravity, the weak nuclear force, the electromagnetic force, the strong nuclear force
  • DThe strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, gravity, the electromagnetic force
  • EThe strong nuclear force, the electromagnetic force, the weak nuclear force, gravity

Q2:

Which of the following is the approximate range of the strong nuclear force?

  • A 1 0 m
  • B 1 0 m
  • C 1 0 m
  • DInfinite
  • E 1 0 m

Q3:

Which of the four fundamental forces has the greatest relative strength?

  • AGravitational force
  • BThe strong nuclear force
  • CElectromagnetic force
  • DThe weak nuclear force

Q4:

Is the electromagnetic interaction attractive, repulsive, or both?

  • ARepulsive
  • BAttractive
  • CBoth

Q5:

What is the range of gravity?

  • A 1 0 m
  • B 1 0 m
  • CInfinite
  • D 1 0 m
  • E 1 0 m

Q6:

Which of the four fundamental forces has the lowest relative strength?

  • AElectromagnetic force
  • BGravitational force
  • CThe strong nuclear force
  • DThe weak nuclear force

Q7:

Which of the following symbols represents a gluon?

  • A 𝛾
  • B 𝑦
  • C 𝐺
  • D Γ
  • E 𝑔

Q8:

What particle mediates the electromagnetic interaction?

  • AThe graviton
  • BThe W boson
  • CThe Z boson
  • DThe gluon
  • EThe photon

Q9:

Is the strong nuclear force attractive, repulsive, or both?

  • ARepulsive
  • BAttractive
  • CBoth

Q10:

What is the range of the electromagnetic interaction?

  • A 1 0 m
  • B 1 0 m
  • C 1 0 m
  • DInfinite
  • E 1 0 m

Q11:

Is the gravitational force attractive, repulsive, or both?

  • AAttractive
  • BBoth
  • CRepulsive

Q12:

What particle mediates the strong nuclear interaction?

  • AThe photon
  • BThe graviton
  • CThe W boson
  • DThe Z boson
  • EThe gluon

Q13:

Which of the following symbols represents a photon?

  • A 𝛾
  • B 𝜐
  • C 𝑦
  • D 𝑌
  • E 𝑣

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