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Scientific Equipments

In the past years many questions have been asked about the utility of Barometer, Chronometer, sextant, Quadrant, Microscope, spectrophotometer etc. It is a good idea to get yourself well acquainted with the various scientific equipments and their uses. Take a short test on scientific equipments:

1. Which equipment is used to measure high temperature remotely

a. Thermocouple
b. Pyrometer
c. Thermocouple
d. thermometer


2. Which equipment is used for measuring Earth Quake intensity

a. Radar
b. Pyrometer
c. Ritcher scale
d. Seismometer


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3. Match the following:

A- Crescograph 1. Angle of an object
B- Lactometer 2. Growth of plants
C- Theodolite 3. Electric current
D- Ammeter 4. Purity of Milk

a A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1
b A-2, B-2, C-1, D-3
c A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3
d A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3


4. Which equipment is used to measure angle between two objects

a. Sextant
b. Plain Table
c. Quadrant

d. Chronometer


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5. Which equipment is used on ships to measure time based on the longitude

a. Quadrant
b. Chronometer
c. Potentiometer
d. Sextant


6. Which equipment is used to measure the discharge of a stream

a. Venturiflame
b. Sedimentation tank
c. Reynold Equipment
d. Gravity pump


7.Which of the following tests can be used to measure residual chlorine in water

1. D.O. Test 2. Orthotolidine test D.P.D Test 4. Chlorotex test 5. Starch iodide test 6. Aeration test

a. 1, 2, 3, and 6
b. 2, 4, 5 and 6
c. 2, 3, 4 and 5
d. All of the above


8. Which equipment is used to check the Soundness of the cement

a. Vicat apparatus
b. sieve test
c. Permeability apparatus
d. Le Chatelier apparatus


9. Which of the following test is used to measure the bearing capacity of the soil

a. Consistency test
b. Open end test
c. Plate load test
d. Cohesion test


10. Which equipment is used to measure the rainfall

a. Rain Guage
b. Water meter
c. Isohyte
d. Venturi flume


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