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SIR LECKRAZ TEELOCK STATE SECONDARY SCHOOL - C/FLACQ

3rd TERM FINAL EXAMS - OCTOBER 2001


FORM III - PHYSICS
(TIME: 1 HOURS)
(Marks: 100)

NAME: CLASS:

INSTRUCTION TO CANDIDATES:
Answer ALL questions.
Write your answers in the spaces provided on the question paper. For Section A, encircle the
correct answer.
-----------------SECTION A (20 Marks)
1. The SI unit of length is
A

metre

second

yard

mile

2. What is the measurement shown?

5.70 cm

5.78 cm

6.50 cm

6.68 cm

3. When a solid is heated, which of the following quantities remains constant?


A

volume

density

mass

temperature

4. What value does a temperature of 30C represent on the Kelvin scale?


A

300K

-243K

303K

30K

5. The thermometers shown are all identical.

What is the temperature recorded by thermometer 3 ?


A

60C

0.6C

17C

82C

6. What is the unit of heat capacity?


A

JK

J/K

J/kg

7. Calculate the refractive index of the glass.

60
air

glass

36
normal
Refractive index is
A

1.67

1.47

1.27

0.60

8. The speed of a car increases from 80 m/s to 140 m/s in 2 minutes. What is the acceleration
of the car?
A

30 m/s2

0.5 m/s2

3.5 m/s2

2 m/s2

9. A woman is carrying her baby by applying a force of 200N and she is moving horizontally
a distance of 2m.
What is the work done by the woman?
A

400 J

100 J

0J

202 J

10. Which form of energy is possessed by batteries?


A

electrical energy

chemical energy

kinetic energy

light energy

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SECTION B
1.(a) Define heat capacity.

[3 marks]

(b) A heating element of power 1000W is used to heat a liquid for 3 minutes. Given that the
temperature of the liquid rises from 40C to 76C, Calculate

(i) the energy supplied by the liquid.

[2 marks]

(ii) the heat capacity of the liquid.

[2 marks]

2.(a) State the 2 laws of reflection.

[4 marks]

(b) Complete the ray diagram to show how the image of the dot is formed on the plane mirror
as viewed by the eye.
[6 marks]

mirror
(c) List 4 characteristics of an image formed on a plane mirror.

[4 marks]

3.(a) Explain what is meant by refraction?

[3 marks]

(b)

Draw the labelled ray diagram showing a ray of light travelling from glass to air. [5 marks]

4.(a) Define the following quantities and state their units.


(i) Speed:

[3 marks]

(ii) acceleration:

[3 marks]

(b) A car starts from rest. It accelerates uniformly to a speed of 18 m/s in 6s. It then moves
with this maximum speed of 18 m/s for another 4s. The brakes are applied and the car is
brought uniformly to rest in 2s.
Sketch the speed time graph for the whole journey of the car.
[8 marks]

Using this speed-time graph calculate


(i) the acceleration in the first 6s

[3 marks]

(ii) the deceleration in the last 2s.

[3 marks]

(iii) the total distance travelled by the car.

[6 marks]

(iv) the average speed of the car.

[2 marks]

5.(a) Define
(i) work:

[2 marks]

(ii) Power:

[2 marks]

(b) An electric motor raises a weight of 30N through a distance of 3 m in 10s. Calculate the
power developed.
[3 marks]

(c) Distinguish between kinetic and potential energy.

[4 marks]

(d)

A body of mass 5 kg is placed at a height of 10 m above the ground. (Given: g = 10 m/s2)


Calculate

(i) its potential energy at a height of 10m

[3 marks]

(ii) its kinetic energy just before touching the ground.

[3 marks]

(iii) its speed at which it strikes the ground.

[3marks]

(e) What has happened to the energy after hitting the ground.

[3 marks]

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