Thermometers are used to measure the temperature of all sorts of things, from a fever to the heat in an oven to the weather. Various thermometers exist with various scales for temperature measurement. Take this quiz to see how much you know about thermometers.
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How does a thermometer measure temperature?
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What unit is used to measure temperature?
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What does the zero point represent on the Fahrenheit scale?
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Which of the following is a difference between the Rankine and Fahrenheit scales?
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The Celsius scale is also known as centigrade. Why is this?
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Who would you usually find working with the Kelvin scale?
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What is different about the Kelvin scale compared to the other temperature scales?
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What temperature is the same on the Rankine and Kelvin scales?
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How would you convert Celsius to Fahrenheit?
Question 10 of 20
What is the most common type of thermometer?
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What type of liquid can be used in a liquid-in-glass thermometer?
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A bimetal thermometer is made from two strips of different metallic substances fused together. What is the common shape of the strips?
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Aside from the bimetal thermometer, what is another type of thermometer that uses different metals?
Question 14 of 20
Thermostats often use a __ thermometer.
Question 15 of 20
The most commonly known infrared thermometer is which of the following?
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If you were using a liquid-crystal thermometer to measure a fever, where on the body would you place it?
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Gas thermometers measure the __ needed to keep the volume of a gas at a constant while the temperature changes.
Question 18 of 20
Who was the first person to suggest setting the freezing point of water as zero?
Question 19 of 20
Who invented the first thermometer?
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