# Thermal Energy Trivia: Ultimate Knowledge! Quiz

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• 1.

### The thermal energy that flows from something at a higher temperature to something at a lower temperature. Name which definition this is matches to.

• A.

Conduction

• B.

• C.

Heat

• D.

Specific heat

• E.

None of the above

C. Heat
Explanation
The given definition matches with the term "heat". Heat refers to the thermal energy that flows from something at a higher temperature to something at a lower temperature. Conduction and radiation are specific modes of heat transfer, while specific heat refers to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a substance. Therefore, the correct answer is heat.

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• 2.

### The sum of kinetic and potential energy of all the particles in an object. Name which definition this matches to.

• A.

Temperature

• B.

Heat

• C.

Conduction

• D.

Insulator

• E.

None of the above

E. None of the above
Explanation
The definition belongs to the words Thermal Energy.

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• 3.

### What is the Equation for Thermal Energy ( also known as the Thermal Energy equation)?

• A.

There is no equation.

• B.

Volume+mass x length

• C.

Mass x change in temperature x specific heat

• D.

Length x width x height

• E.

3.14 x 2r

C. Mass x change in temperature x specific heat
Explanation
The equation for thermal energy is given by mass multiplied by the change in temperature multiplied by the specific heat. This equation represents the amount of energy transferred as heat when the temperature of an object changes. The mass represents the amount of substance, the change in temperature represents the difference between the initial and final temperatures, and the specific heat represents the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a unit mass of the substance by one degree Celsius.

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• 4.

### ____________ is the measure f the average kinetic energy of the particles in the object.

Temperature
Explanation
Temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object. It indicates how fast the particles are moving and how much energy they possess. A higher temperature means that the particles are moving faster and have more energy, while a lower temperature indicates slower particle movement and less energy. Therefore, temperature is a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object.

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• 5.

### ____________ is the transfer of thermal energy by collisions between particles in the matter ( this occurs because particles in the matter are constantly moving).

Conduction
Explanation
Conduction is the transfer of thermal energy through direct contact between particles in a material. When particles in a material are constantly moving, they collide with each other, transferring energy from the higher temperature particles to the lower temperature particles. This transfer of energy continues until thermal equilibrium is reached, resulting in the overall heating of the material.

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• 6.

### The amount of heat that is needed to raise the temperature of 1kg of some material by 1 degree Celsius. Match this definition with its word.

• A.

Specific heat

• B.

I don't know

• C.

Convection

• D.

Thermodynamics

• E.

Solar Collectors

A. Specific heat
Explanation
Specific heat is the correct answer because it refers to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a given amount of substance by 1 degree Celsius. It is a property that is specific to each material and helps determine how much heat energy is needed to cause a temperature change in that material.

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• 7.

### An active solar heating system that absorbs radiant energy from the sun. Which word does this definition belong to?

• A.

Thermodynamics

• B.

Solar collectors

• C.

Specific Heat

• D.

• E.

None of these

B. Solar collectors
Explanation
The definition given in the question describes a solar heating system that absorbs radiant energy from the sun. This matches the purpose of solar collectors, which are designed to capture and convert solar energy into heat. Therefore, the correct answer is "Solar collectors."

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• 8.

### _______________- the study of relationship between thermal energy,heat, and work related.

Thermodynamics
Explanation
Thermodynamics is the study of the relationship between thermal energy, heat, and work. It explores how energy is transferred between different systems and how it can be converted from one form to another. This field of study helps in understanding the behavior of materials and systems under different temperature conditions and provides valuable insights into various natural and man-made processes.

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