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# UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

COMBINED SCIENCE Paper 1 Multiple Choice Additional Materials: Multiple Choice Answer Sheet Soft clean eraser Soft pencil (type B or HB is recommended)

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2 1 Which instrument is used to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped object? A B C D 2 a measuring cylinder a metre rule a micrometer vernier calipers

The graph shows how the speed of a car changes with time.
Z

speed

X time

Which statement is correct? A B C D 3 At X, the car has constant acceleration. At Y, the car has acceleration which is not constant. At Z, the car has constant speed. At Z, the car is at rest.

What are two correct characteristics of mass and weight? mass A B C D measured in kg measured in N can be measured using a spring balance can be measured using a beam balance weight measured in kg measured in N can be measured using a beam balance can be measured using a spring balance

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3 4 A metal bar, PQ, has a weight of 5 N and is pivoted at P. It is held horizontal by a newton meter acting at Q.
newton meter

20 cm

20 cm

P 5N

## What is the reading on the newton meter? A 5 2.5 N B 5N C 8N D 10 N

Four electric heating elements convert electrical energy into thermal energy. Which heating element has the highest power rating? energy converted A B C D 100 J in 5 s 200 J in 5 s 400 J in 20 s 600 J in 20 s

A clinical thermometer is placed in a persons mouth and then removed to read the temperature. Why is a clinical thermometer more suitable than a laboratory thermometer for this purpose? A B C D It has a larger range. It has a linear scale. It has a steady reading. It has a wider bore.

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## 4 7 The diagram shows the outline of a water wave.

+0.6 cm

0 0 0.6 cm

10 cm

20 cm

30 cm

What are the values of the amplitude and the wavelength of the wave? amplitude / cm A B C D 8 0.6 0.6 1.2 1.2 wavelength / cm 10 20 10 20

## The ray diagram shows light reflecting off a plane mirror.

50

What is the angle between the incident and reflected rays? A 40 B 50 C 80 D 100

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5 9 An electron is at rest between two charged metal plates as shown in the diagram. In which direction does the electrostatic force act on the electron?
+ + + + + + + + + + A electron D B

A 4 4 4 V1 V2

## What would be the readings shown by the voltmeters V1 and V2? V1 A B C D 2V 2V 4V 4V V2 2V 4V 4V 2V

11 What is an example of induced magnetism? A B C D a compass needle pointing north a north pole attracting iron filings a north pole repelling a north pole the coil of a generator turning in a magnetic field

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## 6 12 The diagram represents a nucleus of element X.

key proton neutron

3 4

4 3

7 3

X
226 88 Ra

7 4

## 13 Which equation represents the decay of the nuclide A B C D

226 88 Ra 226 88 Ra 226 88 Ra 226 88 Ra

## + alpha particle + alpha particle + alpha particle + alpha particle

14 The diagram shows a mixture of water and alcohol being separated by distillation. Where are the molecules furthest apart?
thermometer water out

## water and alcohol mixture A heat

water in D

15 What do isotopes of the same element contain? A B C D the same number of electrons and protons but differing numbers of neutrons the same number of electrons and neutrons but differing numbers of protons the same number of protons and neutrons but differing numbers of electrons the same number of electrons, protons and neutrons

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7 16 The table shows some properties of four substances. Which substance could be sodium chloride? melting point / C A B C D 114 180 808 3550 ability to conduct electricity when liquid none none good good ability to conduct electricity in aqueous solution good poor good poor

17 Elements X and Y combine to form the gas XY2. What are X and Y? X A B C D calcium carbon carbon hydrogen Y chlorine hydrogen oxygen oxygen

18 5.2 g of a metal M, Ar = 52, combine with 2.4 g of oxygen. What is the formula of the oxide formed? A MO B MO2 C M2O D M2O3

19 Waste water from a factory was found to have a pH value of 2. Which substance could be used to neutralise the waste water before it is released into a river? A B C D ammonium sulfate lime oxygen sulfur dioxide

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8 20 Rubidium is in Group I of the Periodic Table. What are properties of rubidium chloride? formula A B C D RbCl RbCl RbCl 2 RbCl 2 approximate melting point / C 70 700 70 700 solubility in water insoluble soluble soluble insoluble

21 Which statement indicates that sodium is a metal? A B C D It is a good conductor of electricity. It is soft. It burns readily in air. It floats on water.

22 Metal X reacts with the oxide of metal Y, but not with the oxide of metal Z. What is the order of reactivity of the metals X, Y and Z? most reactive A B C D X Y Z Z Z X X Y least reactive Y Z Y X

23 Three identical iron nails are treated in various ways before being put into tap water in separate test-tubes. nail 1 nail 2 nail 3 covered in grease galvanised painted on one side not the other

Which nails will rust after a week in the tap water? A 1 and 3 B 2 only C 2 and 3 D 3 only

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9 24 Which conditions would produce the best yield of ammonia in the Haber process? temperature / C A B C D 400 400 40 40 pressure / atm 20 200 20 200 catalyst platinum iron none platinum

25 The melting-point range of four fractions from the distillation of petroleum is given below. Which fraction would be suitable for making road surfaces? A B C D 20 to 0 C 0 to 25 C 25 to 45 C 45 to 70 C

26 Similar amounts of some fats and oils are dissolved in a solvent. A few drops of aqueous bromine are added and each mixture is shaken. The table shows the results. Which fat or oil is the highest in polyunsaturates? fat or oil A B C D butter lard margarine vegetable oil colour of mixture dark orange orange yellow colourless

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steam + catalyst

## acidified potassium dichromate

The empirical formula of Y is CH2O. Which compounds do W, X and Y represent? W A B C D ethane ethene propene butene X ethanol ethanol propanol butanol Y ethanoic acid ethanoic acid propanoic acid butanoic acid

## 28 Which structure in the plant cell contains chromosomes?

A B C D

29 What is a function of some enzymes in a seed during germination? A B C D breaking down insoluble food into soluble substances increasing the rate of photosynthesis increasing water absorption making starch for storage

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11 30 The diagram shows a photosynthesis investigation. The plant has leaves that are green in the middle and white round the edges.
light green Q white light

## S a substance that absorbs carbon dioxide

Which leaf areas lack only one factor needed for photosynthesis? A P and Q B P and R C Q and S D R and S

31 The table shows the average daily energy needed for adult males and females involved in different activities. energy needed in MJ males 7 8 11 15 females 6 7 9 13

activity lying in bed watching TV light work heavy work What can be concluded from these data? A B C D Males do more work than females.

Males need more energy than females to do the same activity. The energy requirement depends only upon the activity. The energy requirement depends only upon the persons sex.

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12 32 What causes wilting to occur in a plant? water loss A B C D high high low low water uptake high low high low

33 The diagram shows a vertical section through the human heart. Which structure separates oxygenated blood from deoxygenated blood?

C A D B

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## X glucose and yeast in water coloured liquid

The tap is closed and the yeast respires anaerobically. What is observed at X and which explanation is correct? observation at X A B C D liquid level falls liquid level falls liquid level rises liquid level rises explanation carbon dioxide is produced oxygen is used carbon dioxide is produced oxygen is used

35 An antelope is grazing under a tree. It hears men shouting in the distance. Which changes take place in the antelopes eyes as it raises its head to look at the men? ciliary body A B C D contracts contracts relaxes relaxes suspensory ligament becomes taut becomes slack becomes taut becomes slack lens becomes more convex becomes less convex becomes less convex becomes more convex

36 What effects are likely if alcohol intake is excessive? short term effects A B C D
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## acts as a stimulant aids digestion improves co-ordination slows reactions

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14 37 The diagram shows the flow of energy in a typical ecosystem. Which box represents organisms with the greatest amount of energy flowing through them?
A B

## D energy from Sun

38 What does not contribute to famine? A B C D decreased population drought flooding unequal distribution of food

39 The diagram shows some seeds in a pea pod. Which structure is the pericarp?

B C D

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15 40 Which method of birth control acts by preventing the implantation of the fertilised egg? A B C D coil (mechanical) condom (mechanical) spermicide (chemical) vasectomy (surgical)

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## DATA SHEET The Periodic Table of the Elements

Group III
1

I H
Hydrogen

II

IV

VI

VII

0
4

He
Helium

1 11 12 14 16 19

2 20

Li
Boron Carbon

Be
5 27 28 6 7

N
Nitrogen

O
Oxygen

F
Fluorine

Ne
Neon

Lithium

Beryllium

8 31 32

9 35.5

10 40

23

24

Na
Aluminium

Mg
13 51 52 55 56 59 59 64 65 70

Al
14

Si
Silicon

P
Phosphorus

S
Sulfur

Cl
Chlorine

Ar
Argon

Sodium

Magnesium

11

12

15 73 75

16 79

17 80

18 84

39

40

45

48

K
Vanadium Chromium Manganese Iron Cobalt Nickel Copper Zinc

Ca
23 93 96 101 103 106 108 112 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Sc

Ti

Cr

Mn

Fe

Co

Ni

Cu

Zn
31

Ga
Gallium

Ge
Germanium

As
Arsenic

Se
Selenium

Br
Bromine

Kr
Krypton

Potassium

Calcium

Scandium

Titanium

19

20

21

22

32 115 119

33 122

34 128

35 127

36 131

16

85

88

89

91

Rb
Niobium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium Silver

Sr
41 181 195 184 186 190 192 197 42 43 44 45 46 47

Zr

Nb

Mo

Tc

Ru

Rh

Pd

Ag
48

Cd

In
Indium

Sn
Tin

Sb
Antimony

Te
Tellurium

I
Iodine

Xe
Xenon

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Rubidium

Strontium

Yttrium

Zirconium

37

38

39

40

133

137

139

178

Cs
Tantalum Iridium Tungsten Rhenium Osmium Platinum

Ba
73 77 74 75 76 78

La Ta W Re Os Pt

Hf

Ir
79

Au
Gold

Hg
Mercury

Tl
Thallium

Pb

Bi
Bismuth

Po
Polonium

At
Astatine

Rn

Caesium

Barium

Lanthanum

Hafnium

55

56

57

72

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

226

227

Fr
140 141 144 150

Ra

Ac
152 157 159 162 165 167 169 173 175

Francium

Actinium

87

88

89

## *58-71 Lanthanoid series 90-103 Actinoid series Ce

Cerium Praseodymium Neodymium Promethium

Pr
59 60 238 61

Nd

Pm
62

Sm
Samarium

Eu
Europium

Gd

Tb
Terbium

Dy
Dysprosium

Ho
Holmium

Er
Erbium

Tm
Thulium

Yb
Ytterbium

Lu
Lutetium

58 232

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

71

## a = relative atomic mass

Key Th
Thorium Protactinium Uranium

X Pa
91 92

X = atomic symbol
90

U
93

Np
Neptunium

Pu
Plutonium

Am
Americium

Cm
Curium

Bk
Berkelium

Cf
Californium

Es
Einsteinium

Fm
Fermium

Md
Mendelevium

No
Nobelium

Lr
Lawrencium

## b = proton (atomic) number

94

95

96

97

98

99

100

101

102

103

The volume of one mole of any gas is 24 dm3 at room temperature and pressure (r.t.p.).