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Measurements IGCSE
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• Question 1
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The diagram shows an enlarged drawing of the end of a metre rule. It is being used to measure

the length of a small feather.

19 mm

29 mm

19 cm

29 cm

• Question 2
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A ruler and a measuring cylinder containing some water are available.

Which apparatus is needed?

neither the ruler nor the measuring cylinder

the measuring cylinder only

the ruler and the measuring cylinder

the ruler only

• Question 3
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A measuring cylinder is used to measure the volume of a quantity of water.

Which measuring technique would not improve the accuracy of the measurement?

making sure that the measuring cylinder is vertical

making sure that the water surface is at eye level

reading the top of the water meniscus

using the smallest measuring cylinder available that will contain all the water

• Question 4
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What is the diameter of one sphere?

1.0 cm

2.0 cm

3.0 cm

4.0 cm

• Question 5
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A cook wants to prepare some food to be cooked by 1.15 p.m. He uses an oven with an

automatic timer that can be set to switch on and off at certain times. The oven needs to be

switched on for 2 hours 10 minutes.

At which time does the oven need to switch on?

11.05 a.m.

11.25 a.m.

3.05 p.m.

3.25 p.m.

• Question 6
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Which quantity is this instrument used to measure?

area

density

mass

volume

• Question 7
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Which option contains only apparatus that could be used to determine the volume of a small

block of unknown material?

measuring cylinder, metre rule

measuring cylinder, stopwatch

metre rule, balance

metre rule, stopwatch

• Question 8
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What is the volume of the stone?

8 cm3

9 cm3

4 cm3

26 cm3

• Question 9
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A student uses a measuring cylinder to measure the volume of a quantity of water.

Which action would make her result less accurate?

making sure her eye is level with the water surface

making sure the cylinder is vertical

reading the bottom of the meniscus

using the largest measuring cylinder possible

• Question 10
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A student uses a measuring cylinder to measure the volume of some water. The diagram shows

part of the measuring cylinder. The top and bottom of the meniscus are labelled.

47.0 cm3

47.5 cm3

49.0 cm3

49.5 cm3

• Question 11
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A student wishes to measure accurately the volume of approximately 40 cm3 of water. She has

two measuring cylinders, a larger one that can hold 100 cm3, and a smaller one that can hold

50 cm3. The water forms a meniscus where it touches the glass.

A

B

C

D

• Question 12
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What is the length of the nail?

2.2 cm

2.7 cm

3.2 cm

3.7 cm

• Question 13
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Which instrument is used to compare the masses of objects?

a balance

a barometer

a manometer

a measuring cylinder

• Question 14
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Diagram 1 shows a measuring cylinder containing water.

Five identical steel balls are now lowered into the measuring cylinder. Diagram 2 shows the new

water level in the cylinder.

6 cm3

14 cm3

30 cm3

70 cm3

• Question 15
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A stopwatch is used to time a runner in a race. The diagrams show the stopwatch at the start and

at the end of a lap of the race.

50.00 seconds

50.10 seconds

90.00 seconds

100.10 seconds

• Question 16
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How many more identical cubes can be added to the cylinder, without causing the water to

overflow? Do not include the cube already in the cylinder.

1

2

3

4

• Question 17
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The student writes down the length as 94.8 cm.

Which statement is correct?

The value is correct.

The value is incorrect because it should be 95.2 cm.

The value is incorrect because it should be in millimetres.

The value is incorrect because the student should subtract the reading for end Y from the reading for end X.

• Question 18
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14.0 cm2

14.7 cm2

16.0 cm2

16.8 cm2

• Question 19
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174 s

180 s

198 s

200 s

• Question 20
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What is the circumference (distance all round) of the can?

13 cm

14 cm

26 cm

28 cm

• Question 21
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48

60

180

300

• Question 22
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3.0 cm

4.0 cm

5.0 cm

6.5 cm

• Question 23
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The diameter of a copper wire is thought to be approximately 0.3 mm.

Which instrument should be used to obtain a more accurate measurement of the diameter of the

wire?

measuring tape

metre rule

micrometer

ruler

• Question 24
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Which measurement can be made using a micrometer screw gauge?