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School Physics Quiz : Thermometers


Answer the following questions based on matter.

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1.

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

  capillary

  index

  scale

  Half-n-half Clue
 

2.

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

  Half-n-half Clue
 

3.

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

  True

  False

 

4.

A high-temperature thermometer is called an barometer.

  True

  False

 

5.

The space above the mercury column in a thermometer _______.

  is originally vacuum

  contains air

  contains water

  Half-n-half Clue
 

6.

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

  −10oC to 110oC

  35oC to 43oC

  10oC to 90oC

  Half-n-half Clue
 

7.

A temperature rise of 20oC causes mercury to expand and rise 8 cm in a thermometer tube. If the tube cross-sectional area is doubled, the mercury will rise by _______ cm.

  4

  8

  12

  16

  Half-n-half Clue
 

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