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 above shows a cylindrical container with diameter 0.5 m containing a liquid of density 750 $kg \, m^{-3}$. Find the pressure exerted by the liquid on the base of the container.
2. A manometer is connected to a gas supply.

Pressure can be measured in cm of water.

What is the pressure of the gas?
3. A barometer is carried up on a balloon. Why does the reading on the barometer fall?
4. The diagram shows a manometer containing mercury that is sealed at one end.

manometer to top of mountainWhat happens to the distance h when the manometer is taken to the top of a mountain?
5. The diagram shows a simple mercury barometer. Which height is a measure of the atmospheric pressure?

6. Which of the following will cause the height of the mercury column in a barometer, A, to be higher than  that of another barometer, B, located at sea level?
7. Which of the following does not affect the pressure beneath the surface of a liquid?
8. Which graph shows the relationship between the pressure and volume of a fixed mass of gas at constant temperature?

9. 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?
10. If the pressure exerted on a floor by a box is 200 kPa, find the weight of the box, given that the bottom of the box has a contact area of 20 $cm^{2}$.


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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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