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**Question 1**
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The lower and upper fixed points of a mercury-in-glass thermometer are marked X and 180 mm respectively. On a particular day the mercury meniscus in the thermometer rises to 60mm. If the corresponding reading on a Celsius scale is 20 ° C, what is the value X?

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**Question 2**
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An object is placed 15cm in front of a concave mirror of focal length 20cm. The image formed is

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**Question 3**
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In 24 days a radioactive isotope decreases in mass from 128g to 2g. What is the half-life of the radioactive material?

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A transformer is connected to a 250 V a.c. supply. The primary coil has 5000 turns and the secondary voltage is found to be 10 V. What is the number of turns in the secondary coil?

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An electron of charge a = 1.6 × 10^{-19}C is situated in a uniform electric field of intensity 2.4 × 105 V m^{-1}. What is the force on the electron?

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What is X in the equation given below? 42He + 94Be → 126C + X

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Given the same amount of beat, a quantity of water will reach a higher temperature in a brass pot than in a clay pot of the same mass because

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The speed of sound travelling in various media increases in the order:

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A lead-acid accumulator is used in preference to a dry battery in a car because

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**Question 12**
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The falling of light energy on a metal such that electrons are liberated from the metal is called

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**Question 13**
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Which statement is TRUE of a block of stone of mass m, with zero momentum?

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A wave is represented by the equation y = 0.5 sin 0.4 Ω(X - 60t), where the distance (X) is measured in centimetres and time (t) in seconds. What is the wave length of the wave?

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Which statements(s) is/are NOT true?

I. A saturated vapour is one that is in equilibrium with its liquid in a closed space. II. A vapour contains molecules with varying kinetic energy and their distances apart are smaller than those of the molecules of a liquid

III. Relative Humidity = \(\frac{\text{Saturated vapour pressure at dew point}} {\text{Saturated vapour pressure at air temperature}}\) x 100%

IV. The saturated vapour pressure of water increases with temperature

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N.N.P.C. gas cylinder containing 15kg of cooking gas was left open, and the gas emptied in 3.8 minutes, at an average speed of 20 ms^{-1}. What force was exerted on the gas in the cylinder?

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Totally reflecting prisms are preferred to mirrors in periscopes because

I. mirror givegive multiple images

II. silvering on mirrors is easy damaged

III. mirrors reflect less light than totally reflecting prisms

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**Question 18**
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An object 3.00m high is placed at a distance of 7.50m from a pin-hole camera. If the image height is 6.00 cm, what is the distance of the film from the pin-hole?

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What is the energy stored in a 10μ F capacitor if the potential difference between the plates is 40 V?

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**Question 21**
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Which statement is a correct consequence of the uncertainly principle?

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**Question 22**
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How much heat is required to convert 5.0g of ice at 0 ° C to water at the boiling point? (Specific latent heat of ice = 336Jg^{-1} specific heat capacity of water = 4.2Jg^{-1}K^{-1})

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50cm^{3} of air at a pressure of 5Nm^{-2} is enclosed in a metal tube by a piston. If the piston is pushed in a distance of 10cm, what will the pressure of the air become, if the cross-sectional area of the tube is 2cm^{-2}? (Assume that the temperature remains constant throughout)

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**Question 24**
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An astronaut is walking on the moon where the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity "g’ is one-sixth that on earth. Compared with their magnitudes on the earth, his mass and weight on the moon are

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**Question 25**
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A metal has a work function of 3.0 eV. What is the threshold frequency of the metal when electrons are just liberated from the metal.(1 eV = 1.6 × 10-19J; h = 6.6 × 10-34Js)

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The wavelength of a stationary wave is 24.0cm. What is the distance between a node and the next antinodes?

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**Question 27**
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What gives rise to the line spectra observed in atoms?

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A body whose initial velocity is u is uniformly accelerated to a final velocity v in t seconds. If the distance travelled is s, and the acceleration is a, which equation is INCORRECT for the motion of the body?

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**Question 29**
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The magnetic effect of a current-carrying coil is NOT utilized in the making of a/an

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**Question 31**
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A cell can supply currents of 0.60 A and 0.30 A through a 2.0 ω and a 5.0 ω resistor respectively. What is the internal resistance of the cell?

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**Question 32**
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The inside of a vacuum flask is usually coated with silver to reduce heat loss by

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If N.E.P.A. charges 65 kobo per kilowatt-hour for electricity supplied to consumers, what bill would an electric iron rated at 750 watts attract when used for 24 hours?

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**Question 35**
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When an astronomical telescope is in normal adjustment, the focal length of the objective lens is 50cm and that of the eye piece is 5.0cm. What is the distance between the lenses?

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**Question 37**
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A 220 V, 60 Hz alternating current supply is connected to an inductor of 3.5H. What is the current passing through the inductor?

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**Question 38**
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An object placed 15cm from a converging lens forms a real image whose magnification is 2.0. What is the focal length of the lens?

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**Question 40**
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A waterfall is 630m high. What is the change in temperature of a quantity of water that falls from the top to the bottom of the waterfall? (Neglect heat losses to the surroundings, take g as 10 ms-2 and specific heat capacity of weather as 4200,J kg-1K-1

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**Question 41**
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The invisible part of the spectrum of white light consists of

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What part of a camera functions in a similar way to the retina of the eye?

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**Question 43**
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The statement that the mechanical advantage of a machine is 3 means that the

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**Question 45**
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What is the angular velocity of an object in a horizontal circular path of radius 1.5m with a constant speed of 12ms^{-1}?

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**Question 46**
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Notes of the same frequency sounded on a piano and on a flute may differ in

I. pitch

II. quality

III. Loudness

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