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Chapter 1



Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

What is correct definition of a solid?
a.
Anything that has weight and mass and occupies space.
b.
A substance that has definite volume and sufficient mechanical strength to maintain a constant shape.
c.
A substance that has neither definite volume nor definite shape.
d.
A substance that has definite volume but does not have definite shapes.
 

 2. 

What is correct definition of a liquid?
a.
Anything that has weight and mass and occupies space.
b.
A substance that has definite volume and sufficient mechanical strength to maintain a constant shape.
c.
A substance that has neither definite volume nor definite shape.
d.
A substance that has definite volume but does not have definite shapes.
 

 3. 

What is the correct definition of a gas?
a.
Anything that has weight and mass and occupies space.
b.
A substance that has definite volume and sufficient mechanical strength to maintain a constant shape.
c.
A substance that has neither definite volume nor definite shape.
d.
A substance that has definite volume but does not have definite shapes.
 

 4. 

What is the correct description of Charles’ law?
a.
There is a definite relationship between the pressure and volume of a gas if the temperature is kept constant.
b.
There is a definite relationship between the volume and temperature of a gas if the pressure is kept constant.
c.
The total pressure of a confined mixture of different gases is equal to the sum of the pressure of each gas in the mixture.
d.
Energy can be changed in form but cannot be created or destroyed.
 

 5. 

The ability or capacity to do work is the description for which term?
a.
Energy
c.
Horsepower
b.
Power
d.
None of the above
 

 6. 

Which description best describes heat transfer by radiation?
a.
Water heated in a pot on an electric stove element.
b.
Heat rising of a baseboard heater.
c.
Heat from the sun.
d.
All of the above.
 

 7. 

On a psig gauge 0 is actually ____.
a.
0 psia
c.
12 pisa
b.
14.7 psia
d.
-14.7 psia
 

 8. 

How many Btus does it take to turn 212 degree water into 212 degree steam?
a.
16
c.
180
b.
144
d.
970
 

Short Answer
 

 9. 

List the three laws of physics.
 

 10. 

What does the acronym Btu stand for when referring to heat transfer?
 



 
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