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Name: ……………………………….……………………..

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Anglo-Chinese School Class: Sec 1………… Date: ........................


(Barker Road)
A Methodist Institution
Founded in 1886
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE

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Sec 1 Express Physics Module 1 Test 2

SECTION A (MCQs)

5 Marks

A1. What is the vernier reading below?

7 cm 8 cm

0 5 10

A 7.21
B 7.28
C 7.31
D 7.38 ( )

A2. What is the micrometer reading below?

0 5

mm
0

A 2.02
B 2.52
C 3.02
D 5.02 ( )

A3. Which of the following statements is true?


A both distance and force are scalars
B both distance and force are vectors
C distance is a scalar, and force is vector
D distance is a vector, and force is scalar ( )

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A4. A submarine of mass 7 000 kg is rising vertically at a constant speed of 2 m/s.
What is the resultant force acting on the submarine?
A 0N
B 3 500 N
C 7 000 N
D 14 000 N ( )

A5. The diagrams below show the same object on a smooth table.
Which pair of forces acting on the object causes the smallest acceleration?

A B
80 N 20 N 80 N 20 N

C D
80 N 40 N 80 N 40 N

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SECTION B (Structured Questions)

20 Marks

B1. Complete the following table. [3]

Physical quantity to be measured Name of the instrument


used to measure the physical quantity
Height of a basketball player

Thickness of a thin wire

Internal diameter of a test-tube

B2. Write down the SI unit symbol for the following physical quantities. [5]
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Example: The SI unit symbol for volume is m

(a) Length .................................................

(b) Mass .................................................

(c) Time .................................................

(d) Speed .................................................

(e) Area .................................................

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B3. The diameter of the ball shown below is ................................................. cm [1]

B4. Convert the following prefixes into the corresponding factors.

Example 0.5 Gm = 0.5 x 109 m

a) 0.3 Mm = ................................................. m [1]

b) 5 µm = ................................................. m [1]

c) 80 Tm = ................................................. m [1]

d) 4 pm = ................................................. m [1]

B5. Convert the following factors into the corresponding prefixes.

Example 0.5 x 109 m = 0.5 Gm

a) 2 x 10 12 B = ................................................. B [1]

(Note: “B” represents byte)

b) 8 x 10 -9 m = ................................................. m [1]

c) 5 x 10-3 m = ................................................. m [1]

d) 9 x 103 m = ................................................. m [1]

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B6. A student conducts a pendulum experiment and measures the time the pendulum takes to
swing from position A to G as 1.4 s.

a) Using the example above, explain what is meant by the term “oscillation”.
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b) Define what is meant by the term “period”. [1]

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c) Suggest a method to enable a more accurate measurement of the period.


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SECTION C (Long Question)

10 Marks

C1. Bob pushes a box with a force of 14 N along a rough horizontal ground as shown.
A frictional force of 10 N opposes the motion. The box has a mass of 5 kg.

14 N

10 N

(a) Define what is meant by a force.

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(b) Calculate the horizontal resultant force acting on the box and state its
direction. (Show your working)

[1]

Resultant force ….…………..……N [1]

Direction of resultant force ……………………. [1]

(c) Calculate the acceleration of the box and state its direction.
(Show your working)

[2]

Acceleration ……………………… [1]

Direction of acceleration ……………………... [1]

(d) Bob gradually reduces the pulling force from 14 N to 10 N.

(i) State the resultant force on the box now.

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(ii) Describe the motion the box now.

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