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Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 6: Thermal Energy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Based on the Law of Energy Conservation, which of the following would best maintain a machine's ability to do work without input of additional energy?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is the best definition of energy?

Question 3 3. Electrical energy is conducted through a material by:

Question 4 4. Which statement is NOT true about all forms of radiation?

Question 5 5. How is the energy obtained from the sun different from that obtained from fossil fuels?

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Question 6 6. If a material is able to absorb, store and release a significant amount of heat it is said to have a high _____.

Question 7 7. Materials that make good electrical conductors contain atoms with:

Question 8 8. What is heat?

Question 9 9. The aging of our bodies over time is an example of which of the following?

Question 10 10. What happens to the amount of usable energy in a system over time?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is a definition of the second law of thermodynamics?

Question 12 12. Consider a wood burning fireplace as a system in which the wood is completely burned into ash and soot. The mass of the wood before burning would be equal to which of the following?

Question 13 13. The average kinetic energy of a substance is termed ...

Question 14 14. What is the term that describes the fluid motion of hot air rising or cool air sinking?

Question 15 15. A jet engine wastes 6 billion Joules of energy by transferring it to the cold reservoir during a flight to Salt Lake City. If 12 billion Joules of heat energy is put into the hot reservoir by burning jet fuel, what is the efficiency of the engine?

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Question 16 16. The total energy contained within a substance is termed ...

Question 17 17. Materials that make good electrical insulators contain atoms with:

Question 18 18. Which of the following is the best definition of renewable energy?

Question 19 19. Which of the following does NOT apply to the First Law of Thermodynamics?

Question 20 20. The oven in your house uses convection to heat food. This means that _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is the best example of The Second Law of Thermodynamics?

Question 22 22. Which of the following substances has the highest specific heat capacity?

Question 23 23. Why is it possible to reach your hand into the oven without injury, but harmful to touch the pan inside it?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the best definition of entropy?

Question 25 25. What makes thermal energy possible?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a device that directly converts light from the sun into electricity?

Question 27 27. What happens when the sun's rays pass through a greenhouse window to warm the greenhouse?

Question 28 28. Which statement is NOT true about insulation?

Question 29 29. Consider a bike coasting along a flat road. Which of the following accounts for the fact that the bike will eventually come to a stop?

Question 30 30. Conductivity is:

Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 6: Thermal Energy Chapter Exam Instructions

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