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PHYSICS SPECIMEN PAPER P2
Time Allowed: 45 minutes Maximum Marks: 62



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1. This question is about motion. (10)
a. What is meant by the term `resultant force'? (1)

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b. Describe the two possible movements of an aircraft if the resultant
force is zero. (2)

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i. Calculate the weight of the cement. (1)

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ii. What size of force is used to lift a bag of cement? Assume
the weight of the rope is negligible. (1)

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iii. Calculate the work done each time the builder lifts a bag of
cement. (1)

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d. What is the Van de Graff generator? (2)

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e. Using diagrams, explain how charge is transferred between a
polythene rod and a dry cloth. (3)

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f. Using diagrams, explain how charge is transferred between a
Perspex rod and dry cloth. (3)…

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3. This question is about electricity. (20)
a. Draw diagrams for the following components:
i. Cell (1)





ii. Fuse (1)





iii. Voltmeter (1)





iv. Thermistor (1)





v. Heater (1)





vi. Diode (1)





b. Write an equation that links resistance, voltage and current. (1)

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c. Draw a circuit…

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d. A parallel circuit contains a variable resistor. If its resistance
increases, what happens to the potential difference across it? (2)

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e. Draw a diagram to show the inside of a threepin plug. Include
colours of wires! (3)













f. What is the difference between alternating and direct current?…

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4. This question is about nuclear physics. (17)
a. Define `isotope'. (1)

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b. What is the mass number of a nucleus? (1)

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c. What was the plum pudding model and how did it represent the
atom? (2)

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d. Explain how…

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g. Draw a diagram to display a chain reaction. (2)











h. Draw a diagram to show a fusion reaction. (2)











i. Where does most nuclear fusion occur? (1)

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