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School Physics Quiz : Thermometers


Answer the following questions based on matter.

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1.

One of the reasons for using alcohol in thermometers is that it has a bright red color of its own.

  True

  False

 

2.

The thermometric fluid used by Galileo in his thermometer was

  Air

  Mercury

  Alcohol

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3.

_______ is used in a clinical thermometer.

  Mercury

  Alcohol

  Water

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4.

The temperature range that is typically marked on a clinical thermometer is

  35oC to 43oC

  −10oC to 109oC

  95oC to 109oC

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5.

'Mercury has a high boiling point' is one of the characteristic properties that makes it a good choice for a thermometric liquid.

  True

  False

 

6.

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

  True

  False

 

7.

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

  It is a good conductor of heat.

  Its freezing point is about −112oC.

  Its boiling point is about 78oC.

  It wets glass.

  Half-n-half Clue
 


 
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