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1. A spring balance is calibrated to give readings in newtons.

The graph shows how the length of the spring varies with the load.

A load causes the spring of the balance to extend by 3 cm. What is the balance reading? A 3 N B 5 N C 10 N D 15 N 2. Which represents the main energy changes that take place in a coal-fired power station? A. chemical heat kinetic electrical B. chemical heat light electrical C. chemical kinetic electrical potential D. kinetic heat light electrical 3. 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 A. greater sensitivity and greater range. B. greater sensitivity but less range. C. the same sensitivity and the same range. D the same sensitivity but greater range. 4. A wave moving into shallower water.The wavelength of the waves is reduced because A . both the frequency and the speed decrease. B. both the frequency and the speed increase. C . only the frequency increases. D. only the speed decreases.


The diagram shows a loudspeaker that is producing a continuous sound wave of frequency 200 Hz in air.

Which diagram best shows how the sound causes a molecule at P to move during 1/200 s?


The table shows how the extension of a spring varies with load.

Between which two loads would you find the limit of proportionality? A 0 N and 2 N B 8 N and 10 N C 10 N and 12 N D 14 N and 16 N 7. The diagram shows a curved curtain rail that has a steel ball rolling on it. The ball is released at point A. At which point does the ball have maximum kinetic energy?


The diagram shows a wheelbarrow and its load, which have a total weight of 150 N. This is supported by a vertical force F at the ends of the handles.

What is the value of F? A 75 N B 150 N C 225 N D 300 N

9. What does not affect the pressure at a point beneath the surface of a liquid? A . area of the liquid surface B. density of the liquid C . depth of the point below the surface D. strength of the gravitational field 10. Four mercury-in-glass thermometers are made with different dimensions.

Which will have the greatest sensitivity? A. 10 cm long and bore 0.75 mm wide B. 15 cm long and bore 0.50 mm wide C. 25 cm long and bore 0.10 mm wide D. 30 cm long and bore 0.25 mm wide 11. In an experiment to find the specific heat capacity of a metal, it is found that 5200 J is needed to raise the temperature of a 2 kg block by 20 C. What value for the specific heat capacity is given by these results? A . 130 J / (kg C) B. 520 J / (kg C) C. 52 000 J / (kg C) D . 104 000 J / (kg C) 12. Density changes are responsible for which method of thermal energy transfer? A. conduction only B. convection only C. radiation only D. conduction, convection and radiation 13. In an experiment using a ripple tank, plane wavefronts arrive at a plane surface.

Which of the following correctly describes the waves after they are reflected from the surface?

14. Waves pass from deep water to shallow water and refraction occurs.

What is the speed of the waves in the shallow water? A 0.2 m / s B 0.8 m / s C 2.0 m / s D 5.0 m / s 15. Some ice cubes are taken from a deep-freeze and placed in a metal container. The container is heated at a constant rate and readings of temperature and time are taken. The results are recorded on a graph. Which temperature corresponds to 0 C?

16. On a hot day, a drink in a bottle can be kept cool by standing it in a bowl of water and placing a wet cloth over it.

Why is the drink kept cool? A Hot air cannot escape from the bottle. B The cloth conducts heat from the bottle into the water.

C The drink cannot evaporate from the bottle. D Water evaporating from the cloth cools the drink. 17. The diagram shows energy transfer through a machine.

What is the efficiency of the machine?

18. A man weighs 600 N. He runs up a staircase of total height 4.0 metres in 3.0 seconds. How much useful power is needed to do this? A 450 W B 800 W C 2400 W D 7200 W 19. A quantity of gas is trapped in a container by a piston exerting a force F. The temperature of the gas is raised while F remains unchanged.

Which statement is correct? A . The gas expands. B. The molecules get larger. C . The piston remains in the same place. D. The speed of the molecules decreases. 20. A block of metal has a mass of 2.0 kg. Its specific heat capacity is 800 J / (kg C). The block is supplied with 2400 J of energy. What is the rise in temperature? A 0.17 C B 0.67 C C 1.5 C D 6.0 C