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Edexcel GCSE Science
Physics topic P1a
Specimen multiple-choice paper
Foundation and Higher Tiers
Date:
Time: 20 minutes
Materials required for examination Items included with question papers
Multiple Choice Answer Sheet None
HB pencil, eraser and calculator
Instructions to Candidates
FOUNDATION TIER CANDIDATES ANSWER QUESTIONS 1- 24
HIGHER TIER CANDIDATES START AT QUESTION 17. ANSWER QUESTIONS 17-40
Use an HB pencil. Do not open this booklet until you are told to do so.
Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet
NB. All candidates are to answer questions 17 ­ 24
Before the test begins:
Check that the answer sheet is for the correct test and that it contains your candidate details.
How to answer the test:
For each question, choose the right answer, A, B, C or D and
A B D
mark it in HB pencil on the answer sheet.
For example, the answer C would be marked as shown.
Mark only one answer for each question. If you change your mind about an answer, rub out the
first mark carefully, then mark your new answer.
Do any necessary calculations and rough work in this booklet. You may use a calculator if you
wish.
You must not take this booklet or the answer sheet out of the examination room.
This publication may only be reproduced in accordance with Edexcel copyright policy
Printer's Log No. © 2006 Edexcel
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FOUNDATION TIER CANDIDATES ANSWER QUESTIONS 1- 24
HIGHER TIER CANDIDATES START AT QUESTION 17.
Rakesh's garden lights
Rakesh buys some solar lights for her garden.
1. The solar lights contain cells which charge up during the day.
The cells are a source of
A magnetic energy
B electrical energy
C sound energy
D chemical energy
2. Which electrical component causes the lights to come on when it gets dark?
A light-dependent resistor (LDR)
B resistor
C voltmeter
D ammeter
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Rakesh has a friend called Peter.
Peter said to Rakesh:
``Why did you buy solar
powered lights instead of
battery powered lights?''
Solar powered lights
A are friendlier to the environment
B harm the environment
C give out a brighter light
D have higher running costs
5. Rakesh noticed that one solar light was not working.
She used a meter to test if there was any current flowing.…read more

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Kath's kitchen
Kath wants to buy some new appliances for her kitchen.
6. Kath buys a new kettle.
The table gives some information about Kath's new kettle.
energy transferred in boiling 1 400
litre of water (kJ)
time taken to boil 1 litre of water 200
(seconds)
What is the power in kW of the kettle?
A 0.5
B 2
C 200
D 2300
7. The kettle Kath buys has a metal casing.…read more

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Kath buys a battery powered whisk.
This contains a direct current (d.c.) motor.
The d.c. motor in the stirrer is based on the model below:
X
The part labelled `X' is
A a coil
B an axle
C a magnet
D a commutator
10. Kath's stirrer has a speed control.
This uses a variable resistor with the motor and the battery.…read more

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Kath's stirrer is efficient.
This means that it can produce a lot of
A movement energy
B chemical energy
C sound energy
D heat (thermal) energy
12. Kath buys a new energy efficient oven.
This means that the new oven will
A use a lower voltage
B use more power
C cost more to run
D waste less heat energy
John's digital camera
13. John's camera needs two rechargeable 1.5 V batteries.
John is interested in how much current the batteries deliver.…read more

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Some people prefer digital cameras to traditional cameras because
A printing is easier and quicker
B digital cameras use batteries
C traditional cameras are smaller and lighter
D traditional cameras are cheaper
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FOUNDATION TIER CANDIDATES ANSWER QUESTIONS 17 - 24
HIGHER TIER CANDIDATES START HERE.
Anna rides her bike at night
Anna has a dynamo to power her bicycle right on the wheel of her bicycle. When the wheel
spins the dynamo turns and the lights on her bike come on. The shaft of the dynamo is
connected to the wheel. The dynamo for the bicycle lights is based on the one below.
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Anna's bike has lights which can be powered by a battery as well the dynamo.
This means that
A the lights will be brighter
B the lights are dimmer when she is pedalling
C when the bicycle is stationary the lights stay on
D she does not need to pedal when going downhill
20. Anna is pedalling at a constant speed.…read more

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Chei's electric scooter
Chei has a new electric scooter.…read more

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