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Below are sample Physics interview questions
-What do you know about the company?
-Why do you want this job?
-Can you tell me a little about yourself?
-Why should we hire you?
-What are your greatest professional strengths?
-What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
-Tell me about a challenge or conflict you've faced at work or school, and how you dealt with it.
-When an ice cube melts in a glass of water, does the water level increase, decrease or stay the same?
-A tennis ball is placed on top of a basketball. The balls are dropped. To what height does the tennis ball bounce?
-How high can you go up a mountain on just a Mars bar?
-If you dig a hole right through the Earth and jump into it, what is your motion?
-If you leave a fridge turned on in a thermally isolated room, what happens to the room?
-If you could fold a piece of paper as many times as possible, how many times must you fold it to reach the moon?
-Sketch the displacement time and velocity time graph for a skydiver jumping out of a plane.
-Why can’t you light a candle in a spaceship?
-Why is the sky blue?
-Two identical beakers with the same volume of water are placed on each pan of a double-pan balance. A steel ball is suspended from a string and submerged in the water of one of the containers. A hollow plastic ball of the same volume is submerged in the water of the other container and fastened to the bottom of the beaker by a string. Will the balance move, and if so in which direction?
-Why does a heavy stone nor break a glass place when place slowly on it, while a small stone falling from a great height easily breaks it ?
-Why it is more difficult to stop a cricket ball than a tennis ball moving with same velocity ?
-When we press our hand on a table downwards, why we do feel the table pressing id greater.
-When a gun is fired, why does the guner receive the jerk ?
-While swimming, why do we press the water backward with our arms and hands ?
-Why a boat rise higher, when it passes from the river water to sea water ?
-Why is it easier to swim in sea water than in the river water?
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