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School Physics Quiz : Thermometers


Answer the following questions based on matter.

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1.

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
 

2.

A mercury thermometer is suitable for directly measuring the flame temperature of a candle.

  True

  False

 

3.

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

  35oC to 43oC

  −10oC to 109oC

  95oC to 109oC

  Half-n-half Clue
 

4.

The two dumbbell-shaped steel indices in the Six's maximum and minimum thermometer are pushed by the _______.

  Mercury

  Alcohol

 

5.

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

  True

  False

 

6.

Mercury does not stick to the sides of the capillary tube of a thermometer.

  True

  False

 

7.

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

  True

  False

 


 
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