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PHYSICS PAST QUESTIONS

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The graph of density against temperature for water is correctly illustrated by

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The diagram above illustrates the mercury-in-glass thermometer used for determining the temperature of a room. Use the data on it to determine the room temperature.

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A rainbow is formed when sunlight is incident on water droplets suspended in the air due to

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The pair of musical instruments that works on the vibration of air in pipes is

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Two strings each inclined at an angle 30o to the horizontal are used to hold a bucket of water weighing 20N. Calculate the tension i n each string.

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A body is whirled round a circular path at constant speed. Which of the following diagrams correctly indicates the direction of the body's velocity (v) and its acceleration (a)?

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The diagram above illustrates a simple barometer. Which distance measures the atmospheric pressure?

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The resultant force in a couple is

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A pressurized perfume bottle is left on the window pane of a room. What happens to he gas molecules of the perfume on a sunny day? They

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The image formed by a concave mirror is real, inverted and magnified, when object is placed

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Which of the following statements about matter is not correct?

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Materials that can be stretched and still return to their original forms when the stresses are removed are said be

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Which of the following statements correctly defines the boiling point of a liquid? The temperature at which the

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A battery of emf 24V is connected to three resistor P, Q and R as illustrated in the diagram. Determine the voltage across the resistor Q

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Which of the following units is derived?

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In an experiment in which a molten substance is allowed to cool, the cooling curve above was obtained. The temperature 60oC is known as the

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The S.I unit for sound energy is

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A ball is projected horizontally from the top of a tower. Neglecting air resistance, which of the following statements about its motion is/are correct?

I. Vertical acceleration on the ball decreases as it falls

II. The vertical force on the ball remains constant

III. The vertical speed of the ball increases as it falls

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The continuous stirring in the method of mixtures to determine the specific thermal capacity of a substance ensures

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The mouth piece of a telephone handset converts

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A chemical balance is used for measuring

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The diagram given illustrates the waveform of a note produced by vibrations in an air column of length L. If the speed of sound in air is V, derive an expression for the frequency of the notes

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A converging lens of focal length 10cm forms an erect image three times the size of the real object. Calculate the distance between the image and the object

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Complementary colours are those which

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A ray of light incident at an angle θ in a rectangular prism grazes the surface of the prism on emerging from the prism. Determine the value of the angle. [Absolute refractive index of the material of the prism is 1.5]

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Which of the following substances lowers the surface tension of water?

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Which of the following statements about the 3rd overtone of a vibrating air column of an open pipe is correct? It has

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Frequency is measured in

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When a body is thrown vertically upwards, its velocity at the maximum height is

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A plane is inclined at an angle θ to the horizontal. Its velocity ratio is

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The property of a body to remain at rest or to continue in uniform motion in a straight line is called

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The diagram above illustrates a beaker of water being heated. It is observed that as the bubbles rise they get bigger in size.The reason for this observation is

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Which of the following electromagnetic waves is most energetic?

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The crackling noise produced by aluminum roofing sheets on a house during a hot sunny day is a result of

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In an experiment in which a molten substance is allowed to cool, the cooling curve above was obtained. The temperature 60oC is known as the

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An object floats in a fluid when it displaces it's

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During a training session, two footballers pass a ball repeatedly between each other. The 'to and fro' motion of the ball is not simple harmonic because the

 

I. Acceleration of the ball is not directed towards a fixed point

II. Restoring force is not directed towards the centre

III. Acceleration of the ball is not directly proportional to the displacement from a fixed point

Which of the statements above are correct?

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A quantity of hot water at 100oC is added to 400g of water at 10oC until the temperature of the mixture is 60oC.

Calculate the mass of the hot water added. [Specific heat capacity of water =4200JKg-1 K-1]

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Which of the following statements about mass and weight are correct?

i. Weight is the force of gravity on a body.

ii. The mass of a body is the quantity of matter in the body.

iii. The weight of a body is greatest at the equator.

iv. The mass of a body is greatest at the poles

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Which of the following graphs correctly represents the relationship between the kinetic energy (K.E) and the displacement (d) from point of release of a swinging pendulum bob?

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An object at rest is said to possess

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Two plane mirrors are inclined at an angle 20° to each other. Determine the number of images formed when an object is placed between them.

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The diagram given illustrates a force-distance graph for the motion of a wooden block. Determine the work done on the block when moved through a distance of 5m.

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The diagram above illustrates a wave setup between two fixed ends 4.0m apart. If the speed of the wave is 1.0 ms−¹, its wavelength and frequency respectively are

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An object of volume 400cm3 and 2.5gcm-3 is suspended from a spring balance with half its volume immersed in water. Determine the reading on the spring balance. (Density of water = 1gcm-3)

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Which of the following statements describes a body in a stable equilibrium correctly?

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A uniform metre rule is balanced on a fulcrum placed at the 35cm mark by suspending a mass of 120g at the 10cm mark. Calculate the mass of the metre rule.

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The maximum density of water occurs at a temperature of

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Plane waves through a narrow gap emerge as circular waves. This phenomenon is known as

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A body of mass moving around a circle of radius with a uniform speed experiences a centripetal force F. The work done by the centripetal force on it is

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The diagram above is a micrometer screw gauge. Determine its reading

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Which of the following processes is not a surface phenomenon?

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The angle at which a projectile must be fired to cover maximum range is

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A plank is placed along the path on which a wheel barrow containing sand is pushed at a construction site to prevent it from sticking as illustrated in the diagram given. The large area of the plank prevents the wheel barrow from getting stuck by

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A ball is dropped from the top of a tower. Due to air resistance,it reaches terminal velocity. Which of the following statement(s) about its motion is/are correct? i. The acceleration of the ball is zero. ii. The net force on the ball is zero. iii. The velocity of the ball increases.

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According to Newton's law of cooling, the heat energy lost per unit area of a body depends on the

I. Surface area

II. Nature of the surface

III. Temperature of the surface

IV. Excess temperature over the surroundings

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Which of the following statements is correct about the effect of dissolved salt on the freezing point of water?

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Resonance occurs when one vibrating object causes a second object to vibrate at its own natural

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A student measures the volume of a liquid using a measuring cylinder. What else needs to be measured by the student in order to determine the density of the liquid?

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The slope of a straight-line velocity-time graph represents

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