PHYSICS PAST QUESTIONS

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SSCE/NECO/GCE (PHYSICS PAST QUESTIONS)

PHYSICS PAST QUESTIONS 2

PHYSICS PAST QUESTIONS

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

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The mouth piece of a telephone handset converts

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A uniform bar AB is balanced on a knife-edge which is 60cm from B by a mass of 22g which hangs at C 10cm from A. Calculate the mass of the bar.

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In the clinical thermometer, the function of the kink is to

i. Prevent the back flow of mercury after use.

ii. Ensure the back flow of mercury after use.

iii. Maintain the thermometric property of mercury.

iv. Allow the temperature attained to be read.

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The dimensions of momentum are

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

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Which of the following electromagnetic waves is most energetic?

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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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The diagram above illustrates a block ans tackle pulley system in which an effort E supports a load of 100.0N. If the efficiency of the machine is 75%, calculate the value of E

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Which of the following statements about matter is not correct?

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Which of the following units is derived?

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The maximum density of water occurs at a temperature of

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The diagram given, represents the graph of stress against strain for an elastic wire. The point Q on the graph is the

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

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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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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 bob of a simple pendulum takes 8.0s to complete 10 oscillations. Determine the frequency of oscillation of the bob.

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

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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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In a school compound a girl walks 40km due east from the laboratory to the staff room to submit her report. Then she returns and walks 30m due north to her classroom. Determine the magnitude of her displacement from the10m laboratory

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

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

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Which of the following quantities are dimensionally independent?

I. Dielectric constant

II. Momentum

III. Efficiency

IV. Refractive index

 

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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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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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X-rays and infrared rays are both electromagnetic. Which common property do the waves have? Both waves

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

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Consider the wave equation:  y=10sin(x−50t), What does the number 10 represent?

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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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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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Which of the following devices converts light energy to electrical energy?

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

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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 factors does not increase the rate of evaporation of water in a lake?

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Frequency is measured in

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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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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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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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A vapour whose molecules are in dynamic equilibrium with those of its own liquid is said to be

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

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An object at rest is said to possess

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A chemical balance is used for measuring

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

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The diagram given is used to determine the

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The resultant force in a couple is

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

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

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