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School Physics Quiz : Thermometers


Answer the following questions based on matter.

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1.

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

  True

  False

 

2.

Since mercury needs very little heat to expand, it can easily record the temperature of a body.

  True

  False

 

3.

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
 

4.

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

 

5.

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

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6.

A high-temperature thermometer is called an barometer.

  True

  False

 

7.

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
 


 
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