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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 mercury in thermometers is that it is clearly visible.

  True

  False

 

2.

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

  True

  False

 

3.

_______ is used in a clinical thermometer.

  Mercury

  Alcohol

  Water

  Half-n-half Clue
 

4.

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
 

5.

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

  True

  False

 

6.

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

 

7.

Liquids that are used in thermometers are known as thermometric liquids.

  True

  False

 


 
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