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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS International General Certificate of Secondary Education

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May/June 2011 45 minutes

PHYSICS Paper 1 Multiple Choice

Additional Materials:

Multiple Choice Answer Sheet Soft clean eraser Soft pencil (type B or HB recommended)


READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST Write in soft pencil. Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. Write your name, Centre number and candidate number on the Answer Sheet in the spaces provided unless this has been done for you. There are forty questions on this paper. Answer all questions. For each question there are four possible answers A, B, C and D. Choose the one you consider correct and record your choice in soft pencil on the separate Answer Sheet. Read the instructions on the Answer Sheet very carefully. Each correct answer will score one mark. A mark will not be deducted for a wrong answer. Any rough working should be done in this booklet.

This document consists of 19 printed pages and 1 blank page. IB11 06_0625_11/4RP © UCLES 2011

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2 1 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.

mm cm

10 1

20 2

30 3

What is the length of the feather? A 2 19 mm B 29 mm C 19 cm D 29 cm

An object moves initially with constant speed and then with constant acceleration. Which graph shows this motion?

A speed speed


0 0


0 0


C speed speed


0 0

0 time



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3 3 A tennis player hits a ball hard and 0.40 s later hears the echo from a wall.

The speed of sound in air is 330 m / s. How far away is the player from the wall? A 4 66 m B 132 m C 264 m D 825 m

Which statement about mass and weight is correct? A B C D Mass and weight are both forces. Neither mass nor weight is a force. Only mass is a force. Only weight is a force.

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4 5 The diagram shows a balance being used to find the weight of a baby. The weight of the basket can be ignored. At equilibrium, the pivot is nearer to the weight W than to the baby. centre of mass of beam

pivot W



What is the weight of the baby? A B C D 6 less than W more than W W impossible to tell

A cube of side 2.0 cm is placed on a balance.

2.0 cm


7.2 g

What is the density of the cube? A 0.90 g / cm3 B 1.2 g / cm3 C 1.8 g / cm3 D 3.6 g / cm3

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5 7 Objects with different masses are hung on a spring. The diagram shows how much the spring stretches.

10 cm 20 cm 30 cm

100 g


The extension of the spring is directly proportional to the mass hung on it. What is the mass of object M? A 8 110 g B 150 g C 200 g D 300 g

Which row gives an example of the stated form of energy? form of energy A B C D gravitational internal kinetic strain example the energy due to the movement of a train along a level track the energy due to the flow of cathode rays in a cathode-ray tube the energy due to the position of a swimmer standing on a high diving board the energy due to the compression of springs in a car seat


Which energy resource is used to generate electricity by first boiling water? A B C D hydroelectric nuclear fission tides waves

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6 10 Two farmers use an electrically powered elevator to lift bales of hay. All the bales of hay have the same mass.

bale of hay

As sunset approaches, they increase the speed of the motor so that more bales are lifted up in a given time. How does this affect the work done in lifting each bale and the useful output power of the motor? work done in lifting each bale A B C D increases increases no change no change useful output power of the motor decreases increases decreases increases

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