**Position, Path Length and Displacement MCQs** are important for NEET, AIIMS, JEE and other medical entrance examinations. These MCQs will help you prepare your students for their examinations and improve their speed and accuracy. **Position, Path Length and Displacement MCQs** are elementary questions based on Physics topics helps the students to get the move closer to the dream of being an IITian or an AIIMS doctor.

## Position, Path Length and Displacement MCQs

**1. Which one of the following relations is true?**

a) Distance > Displacement

b) Distance < Displacement

c) Distance >= Displacement

d) Distance <= Displacement

**Answer:** c

**2. A person is standing at -2 location on the number line. He runs to and fro from -2 to +5 location 5 times. How much distance has he covered if he comes back to -2 location at the end?**

a) 35 units

b) 7 units

c) 30 units

d) 15 units

**Answer:** a

**3. What is the path length of the following path?**

A (0, 0) to B (5, 0) to C (5, 5) to D (0, 5)

a) 20 units

b) 25 units

c) 15 units

d) 10 units

**Answer:** c

**4. When person moves in the coordinate system from A (0, 0) to B (5, 10), to C (8, 6), what is the displacement covered?**

a) 10 units

b) 5 units

c) 7 units

d) 15 units

**Answer:** a

**5. Displacement between two points is ___**

a) The shortest path

b) The longest path

c) Equal to distance

d) Greater than distance

**Answer:** a

**6. Distance does not depend on _______**

a) Initial point

b) Final point

c) Path taken

d) Speed

**Answer:** d

**7. How many variables are required to define the position of a body in space?**

a) 3

b) 2

c) 1

d) 0

**Answer:** a

**8. In which coordinate system do we use distance from origin and to angles to define the position of a point in space?**

a) Cartesian

b) Cylindrical

c) Spherical

d) 2-D Cartesian

**Answer:** c

**9. ****Which of the following is the correct formula for finding distance (d) between two points (x**_{1}**, y**_{1}**) and (x**_{2}**, y**_{2}**)?**

_{1}

_{1}

_{2}

_{2}

a) d^{2} = (x_{2}-x_{1})^{2} + (y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}

b) d^{4} = (x_{2}-x_{1})^{2} + (y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}

c) d^{3} = (x_{2}-x_{1})^{2} + (y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}

d) d = (x_{2}-x_{1})^{2} + (y_{2}-y_{1}) ^{2}

**Answer:** c

**10. Path length does not depend on ____**

a) Initial point

b) Final point

c) Path taken

d) Coordinate system

**Answer:** d