GCSE Physics P2 Practice Paper

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PHYSICS SPECIMEN PAPER P2
Time Allowed: 45 minutes Maximum Marks: 62
Name: Form:
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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c. How is the velocity of a car different to the speed of a car? (1)
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d. Drinking alcohol makes a person's reactions slower. Explain why it
is a bad idea for people to drink alcohol before driving a car. (1)
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e. Write down the equation that links gravitational field strength, mass
and weight. (1)
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f. Write down the equation that links distance, force applied and
work done. (1)
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g. A pulley system is used on a building site to lift bags of cement. A
builder steadily pulling on the rope lifts a 25kg bag of cement at a
constant speed.
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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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2. This question is about static electricity. (15)
a. Why does only the movement of negative charges positively or
negatively charge objects? (2)
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b. What is a lighting conductor made of? (1)
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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 diagram to show how an ammeter and voltmeter
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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? (2)
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g. What is the frequency of the UK mains supply? (1)
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h. Write the equations for the following including units:
i. Power (1)
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ii. Charge (1)
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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 Rutherford found out that the nucleus must be
positively charged, using diagrams. (4)
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e. What is nuclear fission? (2)
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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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