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School Physics Quiz : Thermometers


Answer the following questions based on matter.

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1.

After a thermometer has been used to record a patient's temperature, the mercury is prevented from returning to the bulb by the _______.

  constriction

  capillary tube

  steel indices

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2.

A clinical thermometer may be used to measure a person's temperature.

  True

  False

 

3.

The extremely fine tube (narrow bore) of a thermometer is called a _______.

  capillary

  index

  scale

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4.

A high-temperature thermometer is called an barometer.

  True

  False

 

5.

A temperature rise of 20oC causes mercury to expand and rise 8 cm in a thermometer tube. If the tube cross-sectional area is doubled, the mercury will rise by _______ cm.

  4

  8

  12

  16

  Half-n-half Clue
 

6.

Thermometers that measure high temperatures are always calibrated using the temperatures of boiling water and melting ice.

  True

  False

 

7.

The space in the bulb partly filled with alcohol in the Six's maximum and minimum thermometer is _______.

  originally vacuum

  filled with air

  filled with water

  filled with mercury

  Half-n-half Clue
 


 
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