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. A substance that flows under the action of an external pressure may be:
2. When ice melts to become water, which force must be overcome?
3. What is the definition of heat capacity?
4. How can the sensitivity of a liquid-in-glass thermometer be increased?
5. A gas is enclosed in a container of fixed volume. It gains heat energy from an external source.

What happens to the molecules of the gas?
6. In a vacuum flask, which methods of heat transfer are prevented by the vacuum?
7. Many gas appliances such as ovens and heaters use a small flame to ignite the main burner.

In order to make sure that the small flame is burning, a temperature-measuring device is inserted into the flame.

What is the most suitable device to use?
8. A swimmer climbs out of a swimming pool on a warm, dry day. Almost immediately he begins to feel cold.

Why is this?
9. An axle is too large to fit into the hole in a wheel that is made of the same metal.

How can the axle be made to fit into the hole?
10. 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?


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