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Can You Answer These Super Basic Physics Questions?

You knew the answers at one point...

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    Kinetic energy
    Thermal energy
    Potential energy
    Chemical energy
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    Special relativity
    General relativity
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    First law of thermodynamics
    Second law of thermodynamics
    Third law of thermodynamics
    First and second laws of thermodynamics
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    2.998×10^7 meters per second
    2.998×10^8 meters per second
    2.998×10^9 meters per second
    2.998×10^10 meters per second
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    A scalar
    A vector
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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They are CLOSE to circular, but are actually elliptical.

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    Watt
    Meter
    Joule
    Newton
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    Beer–Lambert law
    Snell's law
    Kopp's law
    Stokes' law
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    Increases
    Decreases
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    The air in front of the craft is compressed so much that it heats up to a dangerously high temperature
    Friction caused by the air molecules against the spacecraft
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Friction plays a role at lower altitudes!

    The main issue is the compressed air caused by the shock wave in front of the craft.

Can You Answer These Super Basic Physics Questions?

You crushed it!

Much like a can of soda with a comparably low amount of air inside it relative to its environment, this test was crushed by your brilliance.

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Nice work!

Much like a single joule, you successfully transferred enough work to this quiz that you almost certainly pushed it the one meter you needed to get into commendable territory.

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You are totally adrift when it comes to physics!

Much like an astronaut in trapped in the cold, dark vacuum of empty space, this quiz was completely unaffected by your rather meek gravity.

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