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PHYSICS Paper 1 2 hours

ST. DENIS SEBUGWAWO S.S GGABA Pre-registration Examinations March 2013

Attempt ALL questions by encircling the right options A, B, C and D. 1. 2. A. 3. A. 4. A. C. 5. A. C. 6. A body moving with a speed of 30 m/s has a kinetic energy of 1 800 J. What is its mass? A. 60 kg B. 2 kg C. 4 kg D. 120 kg Which quantity is not measured in joules (J)? Work B.Power C. Heat D. Gravitational potential energy Which type of energy depends upon the speed of a moving body? Chemical B. Nuclear C. Geothermal D. Kinetic What apparatus is needed to determine the density of a regularly shaped block? a balance and a beaker B. a measuring cylinder and a beaker a balance and a ruler D. a measuring cylinder and a ruler Which of the following describes the density of a material? The volume per unit mass of the material. B. The pull of gravity on the material. The mass per unit volume of the material. D.The amount of matter in the material. The beakers shown contain three different liquids.


Which statement about the densities of the liquids is correct? A. The liquids all have the same densities. B. Liquid 1 has twice the density of liquid 3. C. The liquids all have different densities. D. Liquid 3 has twice the density of liquid 2. 8. The diagram shows a solid with dimensions 5 cm x 4 cm x 2 cm. It has a mass of 100g.

What is the density of the solid? A. 5.0 g / cm 3 B. 0.4 g / cm 3 9.


10 g / cm 3


2.5 g / cm 3

Which of the following depends only on the amount of substance in a body? A. Weight B. Mass C. Volume D. Density 10. What are the names of the units of mass and weight? A. Mass: kilogram ; Weight: kilogram B. Mass: newton ; Weight: newton C. Mass: newton ; Weight: kilogram D. Mass: kilogram ; Weight: newton 11. What is the name of the property of a body that resists a change in its state of rest or of uniform motion?


A. Density B. Velocity C. Acceleration d. Inertia The diagram represents a block of wood at rest on a horizonal plane.

In which direction does the block's weight act? A. A B. D C. B D. C 13. Which would be the least likely to sink into soft ground? A. an empty lorry with four wheels B. a loaded lorry with four wheels C. an empty lorry with six wheels D. a loaded lorry with six wheels 14. The graph shows part of a car journey.

What distance is travelled by the car in the first 20 s? A. 200 m B. 300 m C. 100 m D. 15. The graph shows how the speed of a car changes with time.

400 m


How far does the car travel before the brakes are applied? A. 500 m B. 150 m C. 350 m D. 200 m 17. The speed-time graph is for an objects moving with constant acceleration.

How far does the object move in 20 s? A. 800 m B. 0.5 m C. 2.0 m D. 18. The graph shows the movements of a car over a period of 50 s.

400 m

Which distance was travelled by the car while its speed was increasing? A. 10 m B. 20 m C. 200 m D. 100 m 18. A car takes 1 hour to travel 100 km along a main road and the 1/2 hour to travel 20 km along a side road.


What is the average speed of the car for the whole journey? A. 100 km/h B. 60 km/h C. 70 km/h D. 80 km/h 20. The diagram shows a strip of paper tape that has been pulled under a vibrating arm by a moving object. The arm is vibrating regularly, making 50 dots per second.


At what speed was the tape moving between X and Y? A. 50 cm/s B. 2.5 cm/s C. 5 cm/s D. 100 cm/s 22. Which equation can be used to calculate an average speed? A. Average Speed = Distance/Time B. Average Speed = Distance x Time C. Average Speed = Acceleration/Time D. Average Speed = Distance x Acceleration 23. Micrometer is used to measure A. Mass B. force C. current D. length 24. The diagram shows some liquid in a measuring cylinder.


What is the volume of liquid? A. 36 cm3 B. 32 cm3 C. 33 cm3 D. 34 cm3 26. A car of mass 800 kg is being driven along a level road. The engine supplies a forward force of 3 600 N and the total resistive force is 2 000 N. What is the acceleration of the car?

A. 4.5 m/s2 B. 2.5 m/s2 C. 7.0 m/s2 D. 27. Which expression can be used to calculate force? A. power = force x time B. mass = force x acceleration C. mass = force / acceleration D. work = force / distance 28. The object in the diagram is acted upon by the two forces shown.

2.0 m/s2


What is the effect of these forces? A. The object moves to the right with constant acceleration B. The object moves to the right with constant speed. C. The object moves to the left with constant speed. D. The object moves to the left with constant acceleration. 30. A horizontal force of 8 N is applied to a block of mass 2 kg, resting on a frictionless table. What is the acceleration of the block? A. 0.25 m/s2 B. 4.0 m/s2 C. 16 m/s2 D. 6.0 m/s2 31. A pin is placed in front of, and to the right of, a plane mirror as shown.


Where is the image of the pin? A. C B. A C. D D. B 33. The image formed in a plane mirror when compared to the object is A. smaller and real. B. same size and virtual. C. larger and virtual. D. smaller and virtual. 34. The image of an object formed by a plane mirror is ................................... A. Real B. in the plane of the mirror C. smaller than the object D. laterally inverted 35. The diagram shows a ray of light from a small bulb striking a plane mirror.


The image of the bulb formed by the mirror is at A. Q and real B. P and virtual C. Q and virtual D. 37. The diagram shows a ray of light striking the plane mirror.

P and real

38. What is the angle of incidence if the total angle between the incident and reflected rays is 80o? A. 100o B. 80o C. 40o D. 50o 39. The diagram shows a single ray of light being directed at a plane mirror.


What are the angles of incidence and reflection? A. angle of incidence: 40o; angle of reflection: 50o B. angle of incidence: 50 o; o o angle of reflection: 50 C. angle of incidence: 40 ; angle of reflection: 40o o D. angle of incidence: 50 ; angle of reflection: 40o 41. Which diagram shows what happens to a ray of light when it passes from air into a block of glass?


a. B b. A c. C d. D A ray of light passes into a parallel-sided glass block of refractive index 1.5

What is the value of the angle marked X? A. 19.5o B. 48.5o C. 44. A ray of light passes from water to air





Which arrow shows the direction of the ray in the air? a. A b. D c. C d. B 46. The diagram shows a ray of light moving from air into plastic.


What is the refractive index of the plastic? A. 1.41 B. 0.71 B. 1.50 C. 1.22 48. A ray of light travels from air into glass. The angle of incidence is i and the angle of refraction is r. Which expression is used to calculate the refractive index? A. B. sin C. D. 49. 50.

When viewed normally, a rectangular block of glass appears to be 0.5 cm thick.

If the refractive index of the glass is 1.5, find the true thickness of the block? A. 2.5 cm B. 7.5 cm C. 6.5 cm D. 3.3 cm 51. The diagram shows how a converging lens forms an image of an object.


Which statement describes the image? A. It is real, erect and magnified. B. It is real, inverted and diminished. C. It is real, inverted and magnified. D. It is virtual, erect and magnified. 53. Given the diagram below, which shows a magnifying glass in action, which one of the points A D is the principal focus of the lens?

a. C b. B c. D d. 54. The diagram shows the action of the magnifying glass.

Which point is the principal focus of the lens? a. A b. C c. D d. B 55. The diagram shows ice cubes being used to lower temperature of a drink.


What is the main process by which the liquid at the bottom of the glass cools? A. a combination of radiation and conduction B. conduction B. radiation C. convection 57. The diagram shows a crystal being heated in a beaker of water. The crystal released a dye that shows how the water circulates around in the beaker.


What is happening to cause the water above the crystal to rise? A. The water expands and its density increases. B. The water contracts and its density increases. C. The water contracts and its density decreases. D. The water expands and its density decreases than the black side. 59. A water wave has a wavelength of 20 cm and a speed of 100 cm/s. What is the frequency of the wave? A. 0.2 Hz B. 120 Hz C. 5.0 Hz D. 2000 Hz 60. Where is friction usually employed in a car? A. Its tyres B. Its horn C. Its battery D. Its radiator