UTME/SSCE Physics Practice Test – Units, Measurement and Dimensional Analysis

Physics Practice Test – Units, Measurement and Dimensional Analysis


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Which of the following pairs of physical quantities comprises vectors?

A. Capacitance and Inductance
B. Force ration and velocity ratio
C. Friction and momentum
D. Energy and Power
Which of the following statements about a spring balance and/or a chemical balance is not correct?

A. The chemical balance: operates on the principle of moments
B. The spring balance operates on Hooke’s law
C. Either may be used to measure the weight of a substance
D. The reading of a spring balance changes over the surface of the earth, while that of the chemical balance remains constant.

Which of the following physical quantities are derived?

I. Area
II. Thrust
III. Pressure
IV. Mass

A. I, II, III and IV     B. I, II and III only     C. I, II and IV only     D. I and III only

Which of the following physical quantities is correctly paired with its corresponding S.I. unit? 

A. Density [kg m3]  
B. Power [J s-1]  
C. Specific latent heat [J kg-1 K-1]  
D. Pressure [N m-1]



The diagram above represents a section of a pair of vernier calipers. The reading on the instrument is _____ 

A. 5.15 cm      B. 4.10 cm      C. 6.65 cm      D. 5.68 cm



The diagram above represents a section of a pair of vernier calipers. The reading on the instrument is _____ 

A. 2.21 cm      B. 0.05 cm     C. 2.26 mm      D. 2.26 cm



The diagram above represents a section of a pair of vernier calipers. The reading on the instrument is _____ 

A. 4.15 cm   B. 4.10 cm   C. 3.65 cm   D. 3.60 cm

Which of the following sets of quantities is fundamental?  

A. Length, mass and time
B. Speed, length and time
C. Speed, mass and distance
D. Distance, speed and time.



The diagram above illustrates a micrometer screw gauge. Determine its reading.

 A. 5.44 mm      B. 5.46 mm      C. 5.63 mm      D. 5.63 cm

Which of the following units is equivalent to the Watt? 

A. kgms-2       B. kgm2s-3       C. kgm2s-2       D. kgm2s-1

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