# Science Quiz Questions On Graduated Cylinder!

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A graduated cylinder is a common piece of laboratory equipment used to measure the volume of a liquid. It has a narrow cylindrical shape and each mark shows the amount of the liquid measured. Take up the test below and see how well you understand this piece of lab equipment.

• 1.

### Volume is

• A.

The density of something

• B.

The amount of space something takes up

• C.

The measurement of gravity on an object

B. The amount of space something takes up
Explanation
The correct answer is "The amount of space something takes up." Volume refers to the measure of space occupied by an object or substance. It is a three-dimensional quantity that determines the capacity or size of an object. The volume of an object can be calculated by multiplying its length, width, and height. In simple terms, it represents the amount of space that an object occupies in terms of cubic units.

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• 2.

• 3.

### Before using the balance, it must first be

zeroed
zero
Explanation
The correct answer is "zeroed". To use the balance, it needs to be set to zero or calibrated. This ensures that any previous measurements or weights are not affecting the current measurement. The answer "zero" is incorrect as it is not a verb and does not accurately describe the action needed to prepare the balance for use.

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• 4.

### To zero the balance, all the sliding masseds must be move to the

left
Explanation
To zero the balance, all the sliding masses must be moved to the left. This means that the weights on the left side of the balance need to be greater than the weights on the right side in order to achieve equilibrium. By moving the sliding masses to the left, the balance will be balanced and the weights on both sides will be equal, resulting in a zero balance.

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• 6.

### The meniscus is

• A.

A bubble in the liquid

• B.

The amount of liquid in a graduated cylinder

• C.

The curved surface of a liquid

• D.

The measurement markings on the cylinder

C. The curved surface of a liquid
Explanation
The meniscus refers to the curved surface of a liquid. When a liquid is in a container, such as a graduated cylinder, the surface of the liquid curves due to the adhesive forces between the liquid and the container. This curvature is known as the meniscus. It is important to measure the volume of a liquid from the bottom of the meniscus to obtain an accurate measurement.

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