Chapter 13: Temperature And Kinetic Theory

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Temperature Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When the engine of your car heats up, the spark plug gap will
    • A. 

      Increase.

    • B. 

      Decrease.

    • C. 

      Remain unchanged.

    • D. 

      Decrease at first and then increase later, so that the two effects cancel once the engine reaches operating temperature.

  • 2. 
    The coefficient of linear expansion for aluminum is 1.8 * 10^(-6) (C°)^(-1). What is its coefficient of volume expansion?
    • A. 

      9.0 * 10^(-6) (C°)^(-1)

    • B. 

      5.8 * 10^(-18) (C°)^(-1)

    • C. 

      5.4 * 10^(-6) (C°)^(-1)

    • D. 

      3.6 * 10^(-6) (C°)^(-1)

  • 3. 
    The surface water temperature on a large, deep lake is 3°C. A sensitive temperature probe is lowered several meters into the lake. What temperature will the probe record?
    • A. 

      A temperature warmer than 3°C

    • B. 

      A temperature less than 3°C

    • C. 

      A temperature equal to 3°C

    • D. 

      There is not enough information to determine.

  • 4. 
    Which temperature scale never gives negative temperatures?
    • A. 

      Kelvin

    • B. 

      Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      Celsius

    • D. 

      All of the above

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