Mechanical Comprehension – Test 1


This subtest has 16 questions and a time limit of 20 minutes

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A lever's three basic parts are the fulcrum, force (or effort), and:

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What is the pivotal point of a lever?

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Which of the following terms is the study of how forces affect the motion of objects and systems?

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Which of the following is a system of measurement used in the United States and includes units of measure such as feet, gallons, and pounds?

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Which of the following terms means a representation of something often too difficult (or impossible) to display directly?

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Which of the following means a description, using concise language or a mathematical formula, of a generalized pattern in nature supported by scientific evidence and repeated experiments?

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Which of the following terms means a ratio that expresses how many of one unit are equal to another unit?

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What are the two basic principles in machines?

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Which of the following terms concerns the ability of an object to resist changes in its motion?

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What is the SI unit of force needed to accelerate an object with a mass of 1 kg at a rate of 1 m/s2

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Which of the following terms means a physical quantity chosen by convention and practical considerations such that all other physical quantities can be expressed as algebraic combinations of them?

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What science is concerned with describing the interactions of energy, matter, space, and time?

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What is one of the main uses of a machine?

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What is an "order of magnitude"?

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The doorknob is an example of what machine?

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What is the most simple of machines?

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