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Science 7 Heat and Temperature Unit Test

1. Answer all questions to the best of your abilities
2. Read questions carefully
3. Use full sentences for written response questions
4. When finished, pat yourself on the back because
youve completed Heat and Temperature with Ms.
Multiple Choice
1. When using the Celsius scale, what is the boiling point for water
at sea level?
a) 50 degrees
b) 100 degrees
c) 0 degrees
d) 27 degrees
2. The Particle Model of Matter clearly states that
a) matter is a big chunk of ice cream
b) atoms are found in only solids and liquids
c) matter is food for animals
d) matter is made up of tiny particles that are always moving and
have spaces in between them.
3. Another important idea about temperature and the Particle Model is
that the motion of particles increases when temperature increases.
Which statement below is also correct?
a) as the motion of particles decreases the temperature remains
the same
b) as the temperature decreases the motion of the particles
c) as the motion of the particles decreases the temperature
d) as the temperature increases the motion of particles
4. Which of the following energy transfers would be correct?
a) thermal energy is transferred from a room to a heater, to be
b) an ice cube loses thermal energy when it melts in hot
c) thermal energy in a drink is transferred to cold hands
d) thermal energy is lost by a match when it is lit

5. A railroad track is usually built with spaces in between. These

spaces are
a) meant to trap debris from gravel trucks
b) joints to allow for expansion and contraction
c) temperature gradients to test weathering
d) mistakes made by the engineers
6. The heat transfer that occurs when you stand close to a fire is an
example of
a) convection
b) conduction
c) thermal energy
d) radiation
7. The heat transfer that occurs when you cook an egg in a pan is an
example of
a) convection
b) conduction
c) thermal energy
d) radiation
8. In a boiling pot of water, heated particles become less dense and
they rise, being replaced by the colder particles. This creates a
a) conduction current
b) concurrent current
c) radiation pathways
d) convection current
9. A bimetallic strip is
a) 2 wires together than send electrical currents to a responder
b) a strip of 2 metals that contracts when cold and expands when
hot or cold, used in furnace controls
c) a thermometer used to measure the heat in cakes
d) a strip of cable wire that sends a signal to your computer
10. There are two types of solar energy heating systems. The system
that uses the rays directly from the sun is called
a) an active system
b) a positive system
c) an activating system
d) a passive system
11. Fossil fuels are
a) non-renewable
b) delicious
c) renewable

d) useless
12. Students set up an experiment to determine if gas expands when
heated. The experiment didnt work because the students were
missing a key element to get the results they predicted. Which of the
following variables is absolutely necessary in order for this
experiment to work?
a) a heat resistant flask
b) a heat source
c) a very large balloon
d) proper safety equipment
13. Which of the following explanations would account for an increase
in temperature in the inside of a beehive?
a) the activity of the bees warms the hive
b) the bees have a secret heat source
c) honeycombs generate heat
d) honey is fuel for the heat source
14. Gas turning into a liquid is undergoing a process called (Level 2)
a) freezing
b) melting
c) evaporation
d) condensation
15. You are hired to design an energy efficient house. In order for the
most solar energy to be absorbed, the windows of the house should
mainly face...
a) North
b) South
c) East
d) West
Written Response
1. Explain the differences between the 3 states of matter. Include a
drawing of the particles at the molecular level in the bubbles below.
Fill in the chart on the next page describing the movement, space
and behaviour of the particles. ( /6 marks)






Movement of

Behaviour of
the Particles.
Will they hold
their shape or
fill the

2. Why does hot air rise? (




3. Compare and contrast conductors and insulators. Provide an

example of each.

4. Describe 2 costs and benefits of 2 of the following alternative

energies ( /4)
- wind energy
- solar energy
- nuclear energy
- hydroelectric energy
- geothermal energy

BONUS LEVEL 4 QUESTION: Draw a diagram of a pot of boiling

water over top of a stove. Label where conduction, convection
and radiation are occurring. Be sure to include the movement
of water particles. ( /3)