Temperature Measurement Quiz

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Temperature Measurement Quiz

Questions on the basic operation of fluid thermometers, bimetallic thermometers, thermocouples, and resistance temperature detectors (RTD's).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Which of these forms of energy is the same as heat?"
    • A. 

      A. Thermal energy

    • B. 

      B. Reactive energy

    • C. 

      C. Terminal energy

    • D. 

      D. Resistive energy

  • 2. 
    "Which of these choices best describes what temperature is?"
    • A. 

      A. The number of fast-moving molecules in a substance

    • B. 

      B. The degree, or intensity, of heat in a substance

    • C. 

      C. The ratio of Celsius energy to Fahrenheit energy

    • D. 

      D. The amount of Celsius energy

  • 3. 
    "Which statement best describes the basic operating principle of a fluid thermometer?"
    • A. 

      A. Most fluids contract when they're heated and expand when they're cooled.

    • B. 

      B. Any fluid that's sealed in glass will give off heat.

    • C. 

      C. Most fluids expand when they're heated, and contract when they're cooled.

    • D. 

      D. Most fluids change color when they're heated.

  • 4. 
    "Select all of the actions that will occur when heat is applied to this thermometer. 
    • A. 

      A. The bimetallic element expands and rotates.

    • B. 

      B. The rod produces a small voltage.

    • C. 

      C. The rod turns and moves a pointer.

    • D. 

      D. The scale moves.

  • 5. 
    "What happens when heat is applied to the joined ends of the wires of a thermocouple?"
    • A. 

      A. The wires contract.

    • B. 

      B. The wires start to rotate.

    • C. 

      C. The wires generate a small voltage.

    • D. 

      D. The wires separate.

  • 6. 
    "The degree, or intensity, of heat in a substance is known as what?"
    • A. 

      A. Resistance

    • B. 

      B. Temperature

    • C. 

      C. Capacitance

    • D. 

      D. Turbidity

  • 7. 
     "Which  scales are commonly  used  on temperature measuring devices?"
    • A. 

      A. Fahrenheit and Celsius

    • B. 

      B. Fahrenheit and inches of mercury

    • C. 

      C. Celsius and millimeters of mercury

    • D. 

      D. Celsius and PSIA

  • 8. 
    "Select the statement that best describes the principle on which a fluid thermometer operates."
    • A. 

      A. Most fluids contract when they're heated and expand when they're cooled.

    • B. 

      B. Fluids change resistance when temperature changes.

    • C. 

      C. Most fluids expand when they're heated and contract when they're cooled.

    • D. 

      D. Fluids are not affected by changes in temperature.

  • 9. 
     "What is another name that can be used to describe this thermocouple?"
    • A. 

      A. Thermoelectric device

    • B. 

      B. Pressure transmitting device

    • C. 

      C. Metallic diaphragm device

    • D. 

      D. Resistance pressure device

  • 10. 
    "Select all of the actions that occur when the temperature surrounding an RTD increases.
    • A. 

      A. The resistance of the RTD changes.

    • B. 

      B. The circuit detects a change in the current flow.

    • C. 

      C. The wire in the RTD contracts.

    • D. 

      D. The circuit increases voltage to the RTD.

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