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# FIRST TERM EXAMS

CLASS : 9
PHYSICS
DATE:23/07/15

MARKS:

TIME:

A stopwatch is used to time a race. The diagrams show the watch at the
start and at the end of the race. How long did the race take?

Which of the following is the proper unit for the physical quantity. Circle
the right one

Area
cm2
metre
cm3
Kelvin
3
Volume
cm
metre
m
Mm
Temperature
Ampere
kelvin
cm
cm2
Electric current metre
cm3
Ampere
m2
Distance
Metre
Kilogram
Kelvin
m2
Perimeter
Kilogram
kelvin
Ampere
Metre
A decorator wishes to calculate the area of a bathroom tile so that he
What must he use?

## A a measuring cylinder only

B a ruler only
C a measuring cylinder and a clock only
D a measuring cylinder and a ruler only
What do the following represent? Write the prefi x as a power of 10.
a g
b ns
c ml
dt
e kg

(a)The string is wrapped 5 times round the beaker and marked as shown
in Fig. 1
The string is held against a metre rule as shown in Fig.2.

Fig 1
(i)

Fig 2

## Write down the length of the string between the marks.

length = ........................cm

(ii)

## Calculate the circumference c of the beaker.

c = ........................cm

## (iii) Suggest one source of error in this method of

determining the circumference.

(i)

## Write down the depth d of the water in the beaker.

d = ...................... cm

## (ii) Calculate the surface area A of the curved surface of the

beaker up to the water
level using the equation A = dc.

A = ............................
In an experiment to determine the volume of glass beads, a student
used two different methods.
Method 1

## Figure 1 shows the end view of the apparatus

Figure 2 shows the side view of the same apparatus, drawn
actual size.
The student measured the combined diameters of some beads
and then calculated the
(a) (i) On Fig. 2, use your rule to measure the distance x, in cm.
..............................................................................................
.............
(ii) Calculate d, the average diameter in cm of one glass
d = .......................cm
(iii) Calculate V, the volume of one glass bead using the
equation

V=

d3
6
V = ..............................

Method 2
The student used a displacement method to determine the
volume of a glass bead. Fig. 3

## and Fig. 4 show how this was done.

(b) (i) Write down the values of the readings taken
2. __________

1. ________

## (ii) Calculate the volume of 225 glass beads.

volume
= ..............................

Fig 3
Fig 4
(iii) Calculate V, the average volume of one glass bead
V
= .............................

(c) Suggest which of the two methods will give the more
accurate result for the volume of a
Write down the following in standard form:
a 1000 kg
b 1000000 m
c 0.001 s
d 0.37 kg
Calculate the density of a steel door of mass 585 kg and dimensions
2.0 m0.75 m0.050 m.
Express the following in mm:
a 2.7 m
b 22.4 cm
c 0.33 m
d 5.6 104 nm.