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Mini-Quiz: Temperature Measurement: Thermometers

by Ron Kurtus (revised 13 November 2014)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. How can the expansion of a liquid be amplified?

Liquids don't expand

By coloring the liquid

By putting it in a thin hollow tube

2. Why does a bimetal thermometer element bend?

The metal strips expand at different rates

The weight causes it to bend

It doesn't bend

3. How is a thermometer calibrated?

By adding arbitrary temperature units to it

End points such as the freezing and boiling points of water are used

By comparing values from day to day

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