Practice MCQs For Pressure

This quiz contains practice questions for GCE ‘O’ level topic: Pressure. There are explanations for some of the questions after you submit the quiz. If you could not figure out why a particular option is the answer, feel free to drop a comment below or ask a question in ‘O’ & ‘A’ Level Discussion section of the forum. If you wish to contribute questions to this quiz, please contact us.

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1. The diagram shows a simple mercury barometer. Which height is a measure of the atmospheric pressure?

2. Which of the following does not affect the pressure beneath the surface of a liquid?
3. Objects of different weights are placed on a rigid, horizontal surface.

Which row shows the correct pressure acting on the surface?
Weight (N)Area in contact ($m^{2}$)Pressure (Pa)
4. A manometer is connected to a gas supply.

pressure qn 2Pressure can be measured in cm of water.

What is the pressure of the gas?
5. Four different liquids are poured into identical measuring cylinders. The diagrams show the depths of the liquids and their densities.

Which liquid causes the largest pressure on the base of its measuring cylinder?

pressure at base of cylinder
6. A gas occupies a volume of $2.0 \text{ m}^{3}$ in a cylinder at a pressure of 240 kPa. A piston compresses the gas until the volume is $0.50 \text{ m}^{3}$, the temperature remaining constant.

What is the new pressure of the gas?
7. A gas is trapped inside a cylinder by a movable piston. The length of the gas column is 50 cm and the pressure inside the cylinder is p.

The piston is pushed in a distance of 30 cm, so that the length of the gas column is now 20 cm. The temperature of the gas does not change.

What is the new pressure of the gas?
8. The diagram shows a glass block resting on a table top.

The area of the block in contact with the table is X and the area of the table top is Y.

The weight of the block is P and the weight of the table is Q.

Which expression gives the pressure exerted on the table by the block?
9. A barometer is carried up on a balloon. Why does the reading on the barometer fall?
10. A small table weighing 40 N stands on four legs, each having an area of $0.001 \text{ m}^{2}$. What is the pressure of the table on the floor?


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18 thoughts on “Practice MCQs For Pressure”

  1. How The question no.6 answer is 2000 pascal?
    Its supposed to be 200 pascal, with the rule .
    = 4000/20

    How 2000?

    • @Aisha
      You have to answer the quiz and you will get the correct answers upon the submission of the answers you gave to the questions.

    • Click on “I am not a robot” which is at the bottom section of the page.
      Then click “Submit”.
      And the checked page will be opened.

  2. Would you kindly assist me in these questions i do not have enough information to tackle them and i am getting myself more confused.Thanks…


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