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## BEDOK SOUTH SECONDARY SCHOOL

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 2009
Science (Physics/Chemistry) Paper 1 5116/1

& Mr Douglas Lee

## Write in soft pencil.

Do not use paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.
Write your name, class and index number on the answer sheet in the spaces provided.

## There are forty questions in this paper. Answer all questions.

For each question there are four possible answers A, B, C and D.
Choose the one you consider to be correct and record your choice in soft pencil on the

Each correct answer will score one mark. A mark will not be deducted for a wrong answer.
Any rough working should be done in this booklet.

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## A 3.53 mm B 3.83 mm C 4. 33 mm D 4.83 mm

2 The diagram below shows a speed-time graph. Which section of the graph
shows increasing deceleration?
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Speed/ ms
C
B
D
A

Time/s

3 The graph below shows the speed of car as it travels along an expressway.
How far does the car travel in the first 4 seconds?
-1
Speed/ ms

Time/s
0 1 2 3 4

A 10.5 m
B 15.0 m
C 17.5 m
D 20.0 m

A Mass
B Weight
C Velocity
D Volume
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## 5 A commando of mass 70 kg parachutes out of a plane. After 15 seconds, he

starts to fall at a constant speed. What is the magnitude of the air resistance he
experiences after 15 seconds? Assume g = 10 m/s2

A 0N
B 100 N
C 400 N
D 700 N

6 A metal can containing 200 cm3 of paraffin (density 0.8 g/cm3) has a weight of
4 N. What is the mass of the metal can?

A 1.6 g
B 2.4 g
C 160 g
D 240 g

7 The diagram below shows a hydraulic brake system. What is the force acting on
piston B?
40 N

Piston A Piston B

## Area 0.5 m2 Area 0.2 m2

A 4N B 16 N C 20 N D 80 N

## A They are incompressible

B They are compressible
C They can flow
D Their molecules are arranged in fixed positions
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9 A coolie carries a 4kg sack of rice on his back over a distance of 10 m. What is
the power of the coolie? (g = 10 N/kg)

A 0W
B 2.5 W
C 40 W
D 400 W

10 The diagram below tracks a ball as it falls from point X. If air resistance is
negligible, which of the following statements about the ball is true?

## A The ball is moving at its fastest at Y

B The ball possesses only kinetic energy at Z
C The ball possesses only gravitational potential energy at Y
D The total energy of the ball is the same at all points

11 Some helium is in an airtight jar. What will happen to the helium molecules
when the gas is heated?

## A The molecules will move further apart

B The molecules will expand
C The molecules will move faster
D The molecules will become denser

12 Which of the following conditions would yield the fastest rate of evaporation?

## Temperature Surface area Humidity

A Low Small High
B Low Large Low
C High Small High
D High Large Low
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13 Two identical rods, one having a dull black finish and the other a polished silver
finish, are placed an equal distance away from a radiator. The radiator is turned
on for 10 minutes.

## Which of the following lines is true?

A Black rod Silver rod
B Black rod Black rod
C Silver rod Silver rod
D Silver rod Black rod

14 The diagram shows a light ray being reflected off a mirror. What are the angles
of incidence and reflection?

Angle of Angle of
incidence reflection
A 30° 30°
B 30° 60°
C 60° 30°
D 60° 60°
60°

## A Microwaves B Radio waves

C Visible Light D X - rays

16 A water wave travels from a deeper region to a shallower region of water. Which
of the following quantities remains unchanged?
A Speed
B Frequency
C Wavelength
D Density
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17 Which of the following circuits is used to determine the resistance of the light
bulb?

A B C D

A A A V
V
A

V V A
V
18 1 kWh of energy costs \$0.30. How much does it cost to run a 4500 W air-
conditioner for 2 hours?

A \$1.35
B \$2.70
C \$13.50
D \$27.00

A 8J
B 16 J
C 160 J
D 320 J

A Cobalt
B Zinc
C Iron
D Steel
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experiment?

A pipette
B burette
C spatula
D indicator

## 22 Which of the following is soluble in water?

A silver chloride
B barium sulphate
C iron(II) hydroxide
D sodium carbonate

## A Water is colourless and odourless.

B Water boils at 100 oC at a given pressure.
C Universal indicator remains green in water.
D Water turns anhydrous copper(II) sulphate blue.

A 4g
B 8g
C 16g
D 32g
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## 25 Magnesium burns in air to produce magnesium oxide.

Which of the following equations best represents this reaction?

A 2Mg + O2 → 2MgO
B 2Mg + O2 → Mg2O2
C 2Mg + 2O → 2MgO
D Mg2 + O2 → Mg2O2

## 26 Uranium tetrafluoride can be reduced to uranium metal by heating with

magnesium metal.
2Mg + UF4 → U + 2MgF2

## How many grammes of uranium can be formed from 12g of

magnesium?
[Relative atomic masses: Mg, 24; U, 238]
A 35.5
B 59.5
C 85.5
D 119

## 27 Which salt can be prepared by the reaction of a soluble metal

hydroxide and dilute hydrochloric acid?

A potassium chloride
B sodium nitrate
C iron(III) chloride
D copper(II) hydroxide

## 28 Which of the following is NOT a chemical change?

A crystallisation
B fermentation
C neutralisation
D combustion
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## 29 Substance X turns iron(II) chloride solution brown and decolourises

acidified aqueous potassium manganate(VII)

## A It is a reducing agent only.

B It is an oxidising agent only.
C It is both an oxidising and a reducing agent.
D It is neither an oxidising nor a reducing agent.

solid
A D

B
liquid gas
C

## 31 Which of the following method is not suitable to prevent bicycle gears

from rusting?

A painting
B greasing
C galvanizing
D use of stainless steel
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## 32 Experiments are carried out to arrange metals P, Q and R in order of

increasing reactivity. The table below shows the results.

Experiment P Q R
Reaction with dilute acid? yes no yes
Is the metal oxide reduced by carbon? no yes yes

A P, R, Q
B Q, P, R
C Q, R, P
D P, Q, R

## 33 The table contains four elements and their atomic numbers.

Element S T U V

Atomic 8 13 18 20
number

Table?

A S and T
B T and U
C U and V
D S and V
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## A A reaction that involves organic compounds.

B A reaction that releases energy to the surroundings.
C A reaction that burns with the presence of oxygen gas.
D A reaction that absorbs heat energy from the surroundings.

35 Which of the following oxides does not react with both acidic and
alkaline solutions?

B iron(II) oxide
C zinc(II) oxide
D aluminium oxide

## A It has more than one carbon-carbon double bond.

B It belongs to the homologous series of alkene.
C It will decolourise aqueous bromine.
D It is an addition polymer.

## 37 Which of the following is most likely not to speed up the production of

carbon dioxide gas during fermentation?

## A use a higher temperature

B use catalyst with smaller particle size
C use a higher concentration of sugar solution
D use a method that requires lower activation energy
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## 38 Which substance is formed when propanol, C3H7OH is oxidized by

acidified potassium manganate(VII)?

A C3 H8
B C3H7ONa
C C2H5COOH
D C2H5CO2Na

## A by the cracking of a large hydrocarbon

B by the substitution of hydrocarbon with halogen
C by the addition of steam to an unsaturated hydrocarbon
D by the addition of hydrogen to an unsaturated hydrocarbon

40 What is the key reason for petroleum gas to be more expensive than
liquid petrol?

## A Petroleum gas can burn easier than petrol.

B Petroleum gas is harder to store as compared to the liquid
petrol.
C Petroleum gas molecules can move faster than liquid petrol
molecules.
D Petroleum gas is a pure compound but liquid petrol is a mixture
of liquids.

End of Paper 1