Practice MCQs For Thermal Physics

This quiz contains practice questions for GCE ‘O’ level topic: Thermal Physics. 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. What is the definition of heat capacity?
2. A swimmer climbs out of a swimming pool on a warm, dry day. Almost immediately he begins to feel cold.

Why is this?
3. When one end of a rod is heated, heat energy is transferred down the rod by
4. A rod of metal is heated at one end.

Which statement best describes the conduction of heat through the metal?
5. A fixed mass of gas in a syringe at $0^{\circ}\text{C}$ is heated at constant pressure.

Which graph shows the variation of volume V with temperature T, measured in $^{\circ}\text{C}$?

gas in syringe
6. What will not affect the rate of evaporation from the surface of a liquid?
7. When substance A and B are both heated with the same heater, the temperature of A rises faster than that of B. What can we conclude about A and B?
8. When ice melts to become water, which force must be overcome?
9. The diagram shows four similar cans. Each can contains the same volume of water initially at $80^{\circ}C$. After five minutes, which can will contain the coolest water?

bottles qn
10. In a vacuum flask, which methods of heat transfer are prevented by the vacuum?


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