Practice MCQs For Measurement of Physical Quantities

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1. What is the reading as shown in the figure below?

2. Which group of quantities consists of all vectors?
1. Mass, force, weight
2. Weight, acceleration, work done
3. Weight, displacement, force
3. The diagram shows a micrometer scale.

What is the reading shown on the micrometer scale?
4. Which device can be used to measure the thickness of a single sheet of paper?
5. Compared to 5 kg of feathers, 3 kg of iron has:
6. What is the zero error as shown in the figure below?

7. What is the zero error as shown in the figure below?

8. Which of the following comprises of one vector and one scalar quantity?
9. What would you use to measure the diameter of a beaker in a lab?
10. The dimensions of a small book is measured as 32.2 mm, 54.2 mm, 13.7 mm. What measuring tool could have been used to obtain these readings?

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38 thoughts on “Practice MCQs For Measurement of Physical Quantities”

1. highly useful to get profound understanding in physics.Thanks. Please continue your yeomen service.

2. How to calculate the reading of vernier calliper in the last question?

3. Very helpful. Can anyone please confirm if vernier calipers are out of the Cambridge GCE syllabus (2020)?

• yup they are at least in my school

4. I am dont know how to measure the verniar caliprs and micro meter screw gauge can u plzz explain me

• For measuring on vernier calipers, first read the main scale reading at the edge of the thimble, then read the thimble scale reading opposite the datum line, thimble scale has 50 divisions each division is equal to 0.01 mm, so multiply the thimble scale reading with 0.01 mm. Then add the both readings.

• Sorry this method is for micro meter.

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10. The answer is 0.01 or 0.1 but mostly I agree with 0.01

11. What if we say that EMF: This is the process on which the cell manage to convert chemical and mechanical energy into electrical energy.

• EMF is the work done to drive a unit charge acorss the whole circuit

what you described is potential difference

• Ya l agree with u though l know less

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13. What is electromotive force

• A difference in potential that tends to give rise to an electric current.
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• Potential difference is usually across a load while EMF is provided by the battery.

• EMF: It is the electrical energy provided to a unit of charge in order to drive it round a complete circuit.

14. Hi there. What’s the answer to Q#7. Thank you.

• 3.5mm the 4th option

• The answer is 0.01 or 0.1 but mostly I agree with 0.01

15. Can’t understand question 9 and 8

• The questions are randomized. Which questions did you get for 8 and 9?

• What is the zero error as shown below? Ans: -0.7 mm
Which of the following is a scalar quantity?
1:the heat needed to boil some water
2:the effort needed to hammer a nail into wood
3:the braking force needed to stop a car
4:the thrust needed to lift a rocket off the ground

• If a vernier caliper has a minus/negative error, you have to count from the end of the vernier scale. In this case, counting from the end of the vernier scale, the points on the vernier scale and main scale line up at 0.7 mm (0.3 mm if counted from the front). Hence, the vernier caliper has a zero error of -0.7mm. Hope this helps. 🙂

• Thanks Jesvi…that did help 🙂

• Question 9. See the diagram for a micrometer screw Gaugae or use a real one in order to close on an object use a thimble but in order to get an accurate answere by avoiding squeezing of the object a ratchet is used.

• for question 8.
the question asked for quantities consisting of vector.
vector has 6 quantities,which are: force, acceleration, momentum, velocity, weight, displacement
i usually memorize them by “famvwd” which is^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Hope it helps.=)

16. i got an A* in physics thanks for helping

17. The first and last questions are the same but they have different answers?