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. The fillings for a hole in a tooth should be made from a material that

2. Fibre is used for home insulation in a cold country, as shown in the diagram.

Heat cannot easily escape through the ceiling because the fibre

3. 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?

4. A hot liquid is poured into a beaker. The graph shows how the temperature of the liquid changes as it cools towards room temperature.

hot liquid in beaker

What is occurring at region X?

5. What is the definition of heat capacity?

6. In very cold weather, ice can form on the surface of puddles of water because the air temperature is below that of the water. If the ice layer is found to be thickening at its lower surface, then most of the transfer of energy must be by:

7. A copper rod is heated at one end.

Which statement describes how heat transfer occurs in the copper?

8. A student is given a thermometer that reads $1^{\circ}C$ in pure melting ice and $101^{\circ}C$ in pure boiling water. She uses it to measure the temperature of some water before and after it is heated.

The increase in temperature of the water calculated from her results is

9. What makes a thermometer sensitive to small changes in temperature?

10. A liquid-in-glass thermometer consists of a bulb containing a liquid. The liquid can expand into a very thin capillary tube.

The liquid in the thermometer is replaced by another liquid that expands more for the same temperature rise.

The new thermometer will have


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