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School Physics Quiz : Thermometers


Answer the following questions based on matter.

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1.

Each of the two dumbbell-shaped steel indices in the Six's maximum and minimum thermometer is held in position by a _______.

  steel spring

  magnet

 

2.

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

  True

  False

 

3.

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

  True

  False

 

4.

The liquid used in the bend of the U-tube in the Six's maximum and minimum thermometer is _______.

  Mercury

  Alcohol

 

5.

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

  True

  False

 

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.

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
 


 
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