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Module 2

Physics Paper 1
1.

The relationship between stretching force, F, and extension, x, of a spring, is


given by the equation;
F = kx
where k is the spring constant.
What is the unit for k?
A.
B.
C.
D.

2.

N m-1
N m-2
kg m-1
kg m-2

The graph shows the relationship between physical quantities P and Q.

Which statement about the graph is correct?


A.
B.
C.
D.

When Q = 1 then P = 2
The gradient of the graph is 1
P is directly proportional to Q
The equation of the graph is P = 1 + 3Q

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3.

The acceleration-time graph below shows the movement of an object.


Acceleration

Time

Which velocity-time graph represents the movement of the object?

Time

Time

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4.

Diagram 1 shows a metal sphere oscillating on a frictionless track.

Diagram 1
Which of the following statements is true ?
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.

The kinetic energy of the metal sphere is minimum at R


The potential energy of the metal sphere is maximum at P
The principle of conservation of energy is not obeyed
The total energy of the metal sphere at S is higher than that at R

Diagram 2 shows tankers filled with petrol.

Diagram 2
Why is the tanker filled with petrol as in Diagram 2(b) better than the one in
Diagram 2(a)?
A.
B.
C.
D.

Mass of petrol is divided into smaller containers and is easy to carry


Mass of petrol is divided into smaller containers and its inertia is less
Tanker with smaller containers can move faster
If one container leaks, only that container will be affected

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Diagram 3 shows a polystyrene block being pushed to a depth of h cm from the


water surface. P is the water pressure acting on surface Q.

Diagram 3
Which graph shows the relationship between P and h when the block is pushed
deeper into the water?

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7.

Diagram 4 shows an experiment.

Diagram 4
What can you conclude from this experiment?
A.
B.
C.
D.
8.

Pressure acts at right angles to surface


Pressure increase with depth in a liquid
Pressure is caused by the weight of the liquid
Pressure does not depend on the shape of the container.

Diagram 5 shows a boy on a float.

Diagram 5
Which relationship between the physical quantities in the above situation is
correct ?
A.
B.
C.
D.

Weight of water displaced = weight of the boy + weight of the float


Weight of water displaced > weight of the boy + weight of the float
Volume of water displaced = volume of the boy + volume of the float
Volume of water displaced > volume of the boy + volume of the float

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9.

The diagram show four types of metal block of the same mass being heated using
the same quantity of heat for 10 minutes.
Which metal block shows the highest increase in the temperature ?

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10.

Which of the liquid A, B, C or D, can be used to make a liquid-in-glass


thermometer to measure temperatures from -50 oC to 50 oC ?
Liquid
A
B
C
D

11.

Freezing point / oC
- 115
- 39
0
17

Boiling Point / oC
78
357
100
118

Diagram 6 shows an object which is placed at u cm from the centre of a convex


lens. The focal length of the lens is 20 cm.

Diagram 6
Which of the following characteristics of the image is not correct when u is 10
cm, 15 cm, 35 cm and 45 cm from the lens ?
A.
B.
C.
D.

u/cm
10
15
35
45

Characteristics of the image


Virtual and bigger
Virtual and bigger
Real and smaller
Real and smaller

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12.

A tilted basin contains water. Water is dripped at a constant rate into the basin as
shown in the diagram 7.

Diagram 7
Which pattern of the wave fronts will be observed in the basin ?

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13.

Diagram 8 shows two transverse pulses moving in opposite direction along a


rope.

Diagram 8
Which of the following observation is true when the two pulses meet at point X?

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14.

The graph shows the variation of potential difference with current of a battery
Potential difference /V
1.5
1.0
0.5
0

1.0

Current / A

Which of the following conclusion is true regarding this graph ?


A.
B.
C.
D.
15.

Electromotive force of battery is 1.5 V


Potential difference of battery is constant
Internal resistance of battery is 1.0
External resistance of circuit is 2.0

Diagram 9 shows a bulb in a circuit at normal brightness when switches S1 and S2


are closed.

S2

Diagram 9
What happens to the brightness of the bulb if only S1 or S2 is closed?
A.
B.
C.
D.

Only S1 is closed
Increases
Increases
Decreases
Decreases

Only S2 is closed
Decreases
Increases
Increases
Decreases

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16.

The graph shows the output current for an alternating current generator.

Which statement is correct about the output current?


A.
B.
C.
D.
17.

The value of the peak is 4.0 A


The value of peak to peak current is 2.0 A
The period of the current generated is 0.4 s
The frequency of the current generated is 20 Hz

A miliammeter with full scale of 10 mA and internal resistance 5 is to be


modified to become an ammeter with full scale deflection of 5.0 A.
What type of arrangement of resistors and value of resistance should be connected
to modify the miliammater?
Arrangement of the resistor
A.
B.
C.
D.

Parallel
Series
Parallel
Series

Value of resistance /
0.01
0.01
10.00
10.00

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Diagram 10 shows a combination of three logic gates.

Diagram 10
Which truth table is correct for the combination of the three logic gates ?
A

P
0
1
0
1

Q
0
0
1
1

R
1
1
1
1

P
0
1
0
1

Q
0
0
1
1

R
0
0
1
0

P
0
1
0
1

Q
0
0
1
1

R
0
0
0
0

P
0
1
0
1

Q
0
0
1
1

R
1
1
0
1

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19.

The following equation represents the decay of a uranium nucleus.


238

92

230

90

Th

-1

y 4 He
2

What are the values of x and y ?

A.
B.
C.
D.
20.

0
1
1
2

1
1
2
2

P, Q and R are three types of radiation. P is almost completely absorbed by 5 cm


aluminium but not by 5 mm lead. Q is almost completely absorbed by the thin
card but not by the 5 mm aluminium. R is absorbed by the thin card.
What are P, Q and R ?
A
B
C
D