Heat And Thermodynamics - Heat Transfer Check For Understanding Quiz

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  • 1. 
    You pick up a can of soda off of the countertop. The countertop underneath the can feels colder than the rest of the counter. Which explanation do you think is the best? 
    • A. 

      The cold has been transferred from the soda to the counter.

    • B. 

      There is no heat energy left in the counter beneath the can.

    • C. 

      Some heat has been transferred from the counter to the soda.

    • D. 

      The heat beneath the can moves away into other parts of the countertop.

  • 2. 
    After cooking an egg in boiling water, you cool the egg by putting it into a bowl of cold water. Which of the following explains the egg’s cooling process? 
    • A. 

      Temperature is transferred from the egg to the water.

    • B. 

      Cold moves from the water into the egg.

    • C. 

      Energy is transferred from the water to the egg.

    • D. 

      Energy is transferred from the egg to the water.

  • 3. 
    Why do we wear sweaters in cold weather?
    • A. 

      To keep cold out.

    • B. 

      To generate heat.

    • C. 

      To reduce heat loss.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    Amy wraps her dolls in blankets but can’t understand why they don’t warm up. Why don’t they warm up?
    • A. 

      The blankets she uses are probably poor insulators.

    • B. 

      The blankets she uses are probably poor conductors.

    • C. 

      The dolls are made of materials that don’t hold heat well.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    As water in a freezer turns into ice, 
    • A. 

      The water absorbs energy from the air in the freezer.

    • B. 

      The water absorbs the coldness from the air in the freezer.

    • C. 

      The freezer air absorbs heat from the water.

    • D. 

      The water neither absorbs nor releases energy.

  • 6. 
    On a warm sunny day, you will feel cooler wearing light colored clothes because they 
    • A. 

      Reflect more radiation.

    • B. 

      Prevent sweating.

    • C. 

      Are not as heavy as dark clothes.

    • D. 

      Let more air in.

  • 7. 
    If you put a metal spoon and a wooden spoon into a pot of boiling water, one will become too hot to touch. Why?  
    • A. 

      Metals conduct heat better than wood.

    • B. 

      Wood conducts heat better than metals.

    • C. 

      Metals pull in heat because heat is attracted to metals.

    • D. 

      Wood isn’t as strong as metals.

  • 8. 
    On a sunny day, the upstairs rooms in a house are usually hotter than the downstairs rooms. Why? 
    • A. 

      Cool air is less dense than hot air.

    • B. 

      Warm air rises and cool air sinks.

    • C. 

      The upstairs rooms are closer to the sun.

    • D. 

      Heat rises.

  • 9. 
    You have a can of soda in your lunchbox that you want to keep cold. Which material will work best to keep it cold and why? 
    • A. 

      Aluminum foil wrapped around the soda because metals transfer heat energy easily.

    • B. 

      A paper towel wrapped around the soda because paper soaks up the moisture.

    • C. 

      Wax paper wrapped around the soda because wax paper traps the moisture.

    • D. 

      Your wool sweater wrapped around the soda because wool traps air.

  • 10. 
    When you hold a metal coat hanger in a camp fire to roast a marshmallow, the coat hanger might get too hot to hold. Why might the coat hanger get too hot? 
    • A. 

      The heat radiates along the coat hanger.

    • B. 

      The heat builds up near the flame until it can’t hold it anymore and then moves along the coat hanger

    • C. 

      Metal atoms vibrate with more energy when they get hot, and they collide with atoms near them, which makes the neighboring atoms vibrate too.

    • D. 

      Since metals melt in fire, they react very strongly to fire and get hot easily.

  • 11. 
    An aluminum plate and a plastic plate have been in the freezer all night long. When you remove them the next morning, 
    • A. 

      The plates have the same temperature.

    • B. 

      The plastic plate has a higher temperature.

    • C. 

      The plastic plate has a lower temperature.

    • D. 

      The aluminum plate has a lower temperature.

  • 12. 
    When placed in direct sunlight, which object will absorb the most radiation? 
    • A. 

      A white sweater

    • B. 

      A snowball

    • C. 

      Some aluminum foil

    • D. 

      A black sweater

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