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Chapter 6: Thermal Energy

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

 
   
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