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School Physics Quiz : Thermometers


Answer the following questions based on matter.

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1.

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.

  Half-n-half Clue
 

2.

Each of the two dumbbell-shaped steel indices in the Six's maximum and minimum thermometer is reset to its initial position by a _______.

  magnet

  steel spring

 

3.

In the Six's maximum and minimum thermometer, the index closer to the _______ records the maximum temperature.

  partly-filled bulb

  completely-filled bulb

 

4.

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

  True

  False

 

5.

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

  True

  False

 

6.

A thermometer's mercury column is 14 cm long when the temperature is 100oC and 4 cm long when the temperature is 0oC. The temperature when the mercury column is 11 cm long is _______oC.

  70

  40

  60

  30

  Half-n-half Clue
 

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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