Quiz: The Ultimate Thermometer Quiz
The Ultimate Thermometer Quiz
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About This Quiz

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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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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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?
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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?
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Thermostats often use a __ thermometer.
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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.
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Who was the first person to suggest setting the freezing point of water as zero?
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Who invented the first thermometer?
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In what year was the mercury thermometer invented?
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