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Chapter 6: Thermal Energy

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  1.What temperature is the boiling point of water on the Celsius scale.  
  a.   32°C  
  b.   212°C  
  c.   100°C  
  d.   0°C  
  Hint    
      
  2.How does heat produce work in an automobile engine?  
  a.   Friction in the engine produces heat.  
  b.   212°C  
  c.   100°C  
  d.   All of the above.  
  Hint    
      
  3.What is the term for heat transfer by motion of a heat-carrying medium?  
  a.   conduction  
  b.   temperature  
  c.   radiation  
  d.   convection  
  Hint    
      
  4.How is thermal energy transferred from one object to another?  
  a.   Thermal energy is transferred form something of higher temperature to something of lower temperature.  
  b.   Transfer of thermal energy continues until objects are in thermal equilibrium.  
  c.   Heat moves from a warm object to a cold object.  
  d.   All of the above.  
  Hint    
      
  5.What means of heat transfer is thought to be the driving mechanism of plate tectonics?  
  a.   volcanoes  
  b.   radiation  
  c.   conduction  
  d.   convection  
  Hint    
      
  6.What means of heat transfer does not require a medium?  
  a.   All means of heat transfer require a medium.  
  b.   convection  
  c.   conduction  
  d.   radiation  
  Hint    
      
  7.Why are gasoline engines so inefficient?  
  a.   because exhaust from gasoline engines damages the environment  
  b.   because most of the heat produced just makes the car warmer and does not work  
  c.   because the world is quickly running out of oil, which is used to manufacture gasoline  
  d.   because cars are heavy and therefore difficult to move  
  Hint    
      
  8.What is the term for heat moving through a material or from one material to another?  
  a.   conduction  
  b.   convention  
  c.   temperature  
  d.   radiation  
  Hint    
      
  9.What can be said of two objects that are in thermal equilibrium?  
  a.   Heat energy is in transit between the objects.  
  b.   The objects have the same amount of potential energy.  
  c.   temperature  
  d.   All of the above.  
  Hint    
      
  10.What is heat?  
  a.   the amount of energy required to change the physical state of a material  
  b.   a measure of how much thermal energy is in an object  
  c.   the energy transferred from something of higher temperature to lower temperature  
  d.   All of the above.  
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  11.Who is credited with the invention of the modern liquid-in-glass thermometer?  
  a.   Fahrenheit  
  b.   Celsius  
  c.   Galileo  
  d.   Kelvin  
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  12.What is a potential environmental problems related to thermal pollution?  
  a.   Increased temperature of water may make it difficult for fish to breathe.  
  b.   eutrophication of a body of water  
  c.   introduction of new species  
  d.   All of the above.  
  Hint    
      
  13.How does a vacuum bottle minimize heat transfer?  
  a.   Inner glass bottles minimize conduction.  
  b.   An inner vacuum in the bottle prevents convection and conduction.  
  c.   introduction of new species  
  d.   All of the above.  
  Hint    
      
  14.What material property is important in refrigeration?  
  a.   Liquids evaporate more as they become warmer.  
  b.   When a gas is compressed, it gains thermal energy.  
  c.   introduction of new species  
  d.   All of the above.  
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  15.What is latent heat?  
  a.   the amount of energy required to change the physical state of a material  
  b.   heat that is not measurable  
  c.   the heat used to raise the temperature of steam  
  d.   All of the above.  
  Hint    

 
   
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