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Mini-Quiz: Temperature Scales

by Ron Kurtus

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

1. How did Fahrenheit determine 100° F?

He measured the boiling point of water

He looked at a thermometer

He measured his body temperature

2. Why did Celsius use the freezing and boiling points of pure water to determine his scale?

They did not vary as would something like body temperature

They were exact multiples of Fahrenheit's values

It was pure luck that he picked those values

3. When is 25° K used?

When you have absolute zero

Never, because the degree sign (°) isn't used in the Kelvin system

It is used instead of 25° C

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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