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School Physics Quiz : Thermometers


Answer the following questions based on matter.

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1.

_______ is used in a clinical thermometer.

  Mercury

  Alcohol

  Water

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2.

Which of the following properties is not a characteristic of mercury?

  It sticks to the sides of a glass tube.

  Its freezing point is about −39oC.

  Its boiling point is about 357oC.

  It is a good conductor of heat.

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3.

A mercury thermometer is suitable for measuring temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

  True

  False

 

4.

The thermometric fluid used by Galileo in his thermometer was

  Air

  Mercury

  Alcohol

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5.

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

  capillary

  index

  scale

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6.

An alcohol thermometer is suitable for measuring the temperature of boiling water.

  True

  False

 

7.

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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