Gravity and Free Fall Assessment/Closure

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Gravity and Free Fall Assessment/Closure
Name:________________________________________Date:_____________________Per:____
Gravity and Free Fall Assessment/Closure
_____ 1) Based on the images below, what is the mass of the flowerpot?
(Masses are labeled in kilograms.)
A. less than 4 kg
C. exactly 4.5 kg
B. between 4 kg and 5 kg
D. more than 5 kg
_____ 2) What is the weight of the turkey?
A. 15 newtons
B. 52 newtons
C. 71 newtons
D. 202 newtons
_____ 3) The force of gravity on the surface of Mercury is much less than on Earth. A rock has a
weight of 100 newtons on Earth. What do you know about the weight of the rock on Mercury?
A. The rock will weigh exactly 100 newtons.
B. The rock will weigh more than 100 newtons.
C. The rock will weigh less than 100 newtons.
D. There is not enough information to know if the rock weighs the same, more, or less on
Mercury.
Name:________________________________________Date:_____________________Per:____
_____ 4) A chair has a mass of 10 kilograms on Earth. What is the mass of the chair on
Mercury?
A. 10 kilograms
B. more than 10 kilograms
C. less than 10 kilograms
D. not enough information
_____ 5) A watermelon is balanced by a dog, a pumpkin, a flowerpot, and a baseball as shown
below. Which statement or statements are true?
A. The mass of the watermelon is equal to the mass of the flowerpot, baseball, dog and
pumpkin combined.
B. The weight of the watermelon is equal to the weight of the flowerpot, baseball, dog and
pumpkin combined.
C. Both A and B are true.
D. Neither A or B is true.

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