FTCE Physics 6-12 Exam

The FTCE Physics 6-12 examination consists of 90 multiple-choice questions. Question formats will include direct question, command, sentence completion, graphics, and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.

The test encompasses 7 core competencies, each with between 7 and 21 skill areas. Competencies are defined as areas of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for beginning teachers.


Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of the nature of scientific investigation and instruction in physics; the mathematics of physics; thermodynamics; mechanics; waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; and modern physics.

FTCE Physics 6-12 Exam Practice Questions

1. The statement that the position and momentum of a particle cannot be simultaneously measured with arbitrarily high precision is known as:
A. the simultaneous principle
B. the uncertainty principle
C. hyperdimensional physics
D. the connectivity principle

2. A type of elementary particle and a major constituent of matter is called a:
A. neutron
B. proton
C. quark
D. hadron

3. Two forms, an integral form and a differential form, which can both be expressed in terms of a relation between the electric field and total electric charge or the electric displacement field and the free electric charge, describes:
A. Gauss’s law
B. Newton’s law
C. Coulomb’s law
D. Morton’s law

4. Which is NOT an example of heat transfer?
A. radiation
B. convection
C. conduction
D. induction

5. A renowned physicist who coined the term “black hole” and who was also referred to as the father of modern relativity was:
A. Niels Bohr
B. John Wheeler
C. Albert Einstein
D. Freeman Dyson


Answer Key

1. B.
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. B

FTCE Physics 6-12 Practice Questions