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Instructions : Each question is followed by either three, four or five options.

Choose the best

option for each question.

1. The graph shows the relationship between physical quantities X and Y.

Which statement about the graph is wrong?

A The equation of the graph is y = - x + 5

B The gradient of the graph is 1
C If x = 5, y = 0
D Y is inversely proportional to x

2. Calculate the volume, in m 3 , of a block of wood with dimensions 3.0 cm x 1.5 cm x 4.0

A 1.8 x 10 2
B 1.8 x 10 3
C 1.8 x 10 4
D 1.8 x 10 5
E 1.8 x 10 6

3. Diagram (i) shows the zero error of a vernier calipers. Diagram (ii) shows the reading of
the thickness of a coin when this vernier callipers is used. What is the corrected value of
the thinkness of the coin?

Diagram (i)

Diagram (ii)

A 4.11 cm
B 4.15 cm
C 4.21 cm
D 4.66 cm
E 4.70 cm

4. Which of the following shows the relationship of base quantities for acceleration ?

A length
B length
time �time
C length �length
time �time
D length
time �time �time

5. The standard form for 4567 Gm in meter is

A 4.567 x 10 1 m
B 4.567 x 10 3 m
C 4.567 x 10 6 m
D 4.567 x 10 9 m
E 4.567 x 10 12 m

6. A particular quantity h is given by the equation Y = kX. If the SI units for Y and X are
kgms 2 and ms 2 , what is the SI unit for k ?

A kgm 2
B kgs 4
C kg
D kgm 2 s 4

7. The diagram shows a dried leaf and a stone being released at the same time in a cylinder.
Why is the stone reaches the base faster?

A The force of gravity acted on the stone is better to overcome the air resistance
compared to the force of gravity acted on the dried leaf.
B The force of gravity acted on the dried leaf is better to overcome the air resistance
compared to the force of gravity acted on the stone.
C The force of gravity acted on the stone is greater than the force of gravity acted on the
dried leaf.
D The force of gravity acted on the dried leaf is greater than the force of gravity acted
on the stone.

8. In a high jump event, thick mattresses with a soft surface are used to

A increase the stopping time of the body

B increase the impulsive force
C increase the momentum

9. A student of mass 50kg takes 10s to climb a flight of stairs that has 5 steps. If each step is
10cm high, what is the power of the student?
[ g = 10ms 2 ]

A 10 w
B 25 w
C 50 w
D 75 w
E 100 w
10. The figure below shows how the velocity of a car changes with time. Which of the
following statements about the motion of the car is correct?

A the car is stationery from 0s to 2s

B the total displacement of the car is 28m
C the car is accelerating from 2s to 5s


The above shows the graph of force against extension. Calculate the elastic potential
energy stored in the spring when it is stretched 3 cm?

A 0.09 J
B 0.20 J
C 4J
D 9J
E 18 J

12. A wooden block is pulled by a force of 10N at an angle of 40 above the horizontal. If the
wooden block is pulled through a horizontal force of 5m, how much work is done on the
wooden block?
A 7.66 J
B 18.8 J
C 24.4 J
D 38.3 J
E 50 J

13. Which pair of unit for impulse is correct?

A Ns kgms-2
B Ns-1 kgm
C Ns-1 kgm3
D Ns kgms-1

14. Which of the following improves the efficiency of the operation of a car?

A Streamlines the body of the car to reduce air resistance

B Deflate the tyres to the correct pressure to increase friction with the road surface
C Align the wheels of the car to increase resistance to the motion of the car

15. Which of the following is not a safety features in vehicles?

A soft materials in dashboard to reduce injury

B strong reinforced steel in passenger safety cell
C colour of the car

16. Which of the following statements about inertia of an object is false?

A an object with a lesser mass has a lesser inertia

B inertia is the property of matter that causes it to resist any change in its motion or state
of rest
C the SI unit of inertia is kilogram

17. The figure below shows 2 identical springs.

Calculate the value of x.

A 3 cm
B 4 cm
C 5 cm
D 6 cm
E 7 cm

18. The pressure at a point in a liquid is not affected by

A its density
B the acceleration due to gravity
C the surface area of the liquid
D the distance from the surface of the liquid to the point concerned

19. A tank 2 m long, 1 m wide and 0.75 m deep is filled with paraffin which weighs 10000 N.
What is the pressure acting on the base of the container due to the paraffin?

A 2000 Pa
B 3000 Pa
C 4000 Pa
D 5000 Pa
E 10000 Pa

20. The diagram shows a container filled with cooking oil.Assuming the density of the
cooking oil is 800 kg m-3, determine the pressure at point X.

A 800 Pa
B 1600 Pa
C 2400 Pa
D 3000 Pa
E 3600 Pa

21. The diagram shows a container with three holes of same area P, Q and R on its side. The
container is then filled with water. The water from hole R spurts out the furthest because
A The water pressure at R is the greatest.
B The density of water at R is higher than the density of water at P.
C The acceleration due to gravity at R is higher than at P and Q

22. Which of the following is not an application of atmospheric pressure?

A Hydraulic Jack
B siphon
C Bourdon Gauge

23. The diagram shows a simple manometer used to measure the pressure of a gas. If the
atmospheric pressure is 76 cm Hg, what is the pressure of the gas in the cylinder?

A 20 cm Hg
B 56 cm Hg
C 76 cm Hg
D 96 cm Hg
E 100 cm Hg

24. The container in the diagram contains incompressible liquid. A downward force of 12 N is
exerted on piston K. What will be the magnitude of the upward force experienced by
piston L?
A 3N
B 10 N
C 12 N
D 24 N
E 48 N

25. Which of the following instrument functions based on Pascal’s Principle?

A manometer
B hydrometer
C ammeter
D hydraulic jack

26. The diagram shows an object floating on the surface of water. Which of the following
statements is true?

A The density of the object is greater than the density of the water.
B The volume of water displaced is equal to the volume of the object.
C The weight of water displaced is equal to the weight of the object.
D The mass of the object is equal to the buoyant force on the object.

27. A fisherman of mass 60 kg sits on his boat of mass 200 kg floating on the open sea. If the
density of sea water is 1250 kg m-3 , what is the buoyant force acting on the boat?

A 600 N
B 1400 N
C 1250 N
D 2000 N
E 2600 N

28. Which of the following graphs correctly shows the relationship between the magnitude of
the buoyant force and the depth to which an object is immersed into a liquid?

29. The diagram shows the cross-section of an aerofoil. When air blows across the aerofoil,
which of the regions marked A, B, C or D experiences the lowest pressure?

30. The diagram shows an aeroplane flying with constant velocity at a certain altitude above
sea level. Which of the following is true regarding the forces acting on the aeroplane at
that moment?
A drag = lift
B lift = weight
C forward thrust = weight

31. The diagram shows an experiment conducted using a Bernoulli’s tube. When air is made to
flow though the apparatus in the direction as shown, what can be observed about the
height of water that rises in the vertical tubes X, Y and Z ?

A X<Y and Y<Z

B X<Z and Z<Y
C X>Y and Y>Z
D X>Z and Z>Y

32. The diagram shows a Bunsen burner. Which of the following statements is false?

A Gas flows with high speed inside the cylindrical tube of the Bunsen burner.
B Air flows into the Bunsen burner via the air hole.
C The atmospheric pressure outside the
Bunsen burner is lower than the pressure of the gas inside the Bunsen burner.
33. The diagram shows the cross-section of a dam. Why does the thickness of the dam
increases towards the base of the dam?

A Water pressure increases with depth.

B The density of water increases towards the base of the dam.
C So that more water can be stored.
D Less material is needed to build the dam.

34. Pressure can be expressed in the following units except

A N m2
B Pascal
C cm Hg
D Joule

35. The diagram shows a cuboid with dimensions 2 m x 3 m x 5 m. The weight of the cuboid
is 6000 N. What is the minimum pressure exerted by the cuboid if it is placed on the

A 1000 Pa
B 600 Pa
C 400 Pa
D 200 Pa
E 100 Pa

36. The sensitivity of a liquid-in-glass thermometer can be increased by

A Using a liquid which conducts heat better.

B Reducing the thickness of the wall of the bulb.
C Using a shorter tube.
D Using a tube with narrower bore.
37. A cup of hot chocolate drink at temperature of 750C is added into a jug of warm chocolate
of temperature 400C. What is the final temperature of the mixture?

A more than 7500C.

B less than 40C.
C between 400C and 750C.

38. Which of the following physical quantities is not a thermometric property?

A Volume of a fixed mass of gas

B Pressure of a fixed mass of gas
C e.m.f. across a thermocouple.
D Rate of decay of a radioactive substance.

39. “The specific heat capacity of metal R is 450 J kg-1 0C-1.” The statement means that

A 450 J of heat is required to increase the temperature of metal R by 10C.

B 450 J of heat is required to increase the temperature of 1 kg of metal R by 10C.
C 450 J of heat is required to melt 1 kg of metal R.
D 450 J of heat is required to increase 1 g of metal R form 00C to 1000C.

40. The temperature of a piece of metal of mass 500 g and specific heat capacity OF 300 J kg -1
0 -1
C decreases from 780C to 580C. What is the quantity of heat released by the piece of

A 1000 J
B 2000 J
C 3000 J
D 4000 J
E 5000 J

41. In an experiment to determine the specific heat capacity of a substance, the value obtained
is usually higher than the actual value. What is the reason for this deviation.

A Some heat energy is lost to the surrounding.

B The mass of the substance is not large enough.
C The substance is not in thermal equilibrium with the surroundings.
D The heating time is not long enough.

42. What happens to the boiling point of water if some salt is dissolved in it?

A Decreases
B Increases
C Unchanged

43. A swimmer immediately feels cold when coming out of a swimming pool on a warm day.
This is because

A His body temperature is higher than the surrounding temperature.

B Water is a good conductor of heat.
C Water absorbs latent heat from his body to evaporate.
D Water is cooler than air

44. In the experiment to determine the specific latent heat of fusion of ice, a control set of
apparatus is set up with the immersion heater turned off as shown in the diagram below.

The aim of having the control set is

A to detect any difference in the melting point of ice.

B to determine the mass of ice melted when heat is absorbed from the surroundings.
C to test if the immersion heater is functioning properly.
D to measure the initial mass of ice used.

45. Ice at a temperature of -200C is heated at a steady rate until it changes to water at 300C.
Which of the following temperature-time graphs best describes the process above?


46. What is the physical quantity that is kept constant in Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law and
Pressure Law?

A Volume
B Mass
C Absolute temperature
D Pressure

47. Which of the following causes the formation of images on a plane mirror?

A Absorption of light
B Dispersion of light
C Reflection of light
D Refraction of light


The figure above shows a slab of glass is held in front of a pen. The pen appears bent is
due to

A the reflection of light

B the refraction of light
C the total reflection of light


The figure above shows a ray diagram of a concave mirror. Which of the following shows
the correct relationship between the object distance, u and focal length, f ?

A u<f
B u=f
C u = 2f
D u > 2f

50. Which of the following is used as a dentist mirror?

A Plane mirror
B Concave mirror
C Convex mirror
D Magnifying lens