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Senior Secondary (SS1) Physics Questions

These SS1 Physics questions below are followed based on the SS1 Physics scheme of work in Nigeria. And if you have any questions concerning any of the questions, kindly leave a comment.

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1)Which of the following shows the correct derived unit for volume?

a) M^4   b) M^-2       c) M^3         d) M^-1

2)  Which of the following is not Basic unit?

a) m        b)NM      c) kg     d) k

3)  Which of the following is a fundamental quantity?

a) Pressure    b) heat    c) luminous intensity   d) Density

4)  The following are Derived units except

a) kgms-2    b) Mol.     c) Nm      d) ms-2

5) The following are instruments used to measure time except

a) stop-watch   b) pendulum clock   c) wattmeter   d) ticker tape timer

6) Which of the following prove the correctness of velocity using the dimensional analysis.

a) LT^-1       b)L^-1T       c)LT^-2    d)LT^-3


1)Which of the following is correct?

i)Displacement is a scalar quantity

ii) Both distance and displacement are measured in meter (m).

iii) Displacement shows direction.

a) i and ii    b) ii and iii     c) i, ii, iii       d) i and iii

2)  What is the distance between point D(9,6) and point F(5,3)

a) -5    b) -15        c) 5       d) 15

3)  Which of these can be used to measure the direction of motion of the body except?

a) Compass     b) Grid         c) Calipers       d) Protractor

4)  Which of the following is not correct about displacement?

a) Displacement is a scalar quantity.

b) Displacement direction can be measured using compass and grid.

c) Displacement is distance moved in a specified direction.

d) Distance has direction while displacement has magnitude only.

5)  Which of the following statements is correct?

i) Distance and displacement have magnitude.

ii) Distance has direction and displacement has magnitude only.

iii) They are both measured in meters.

a) I and iii    b) ii and iii        c) i, ii and iv       d) i, iv, and iii


1)The motion of the prongs of a sounding turning fork is

a) Vibration   b) translation  c)random  d) vibratory and rotational

2)  Which of the following is not true about motion?

a) Motion are caused by a force

b) Motion is the change of position of a body with time

c) All motion are relative motion

d) It is not practicable for an object to combine two of the motion together

3)  Which of the following are random motions?

i) It is haphazardly or disorderly with no direction

ii) It is non-linear manner and changes direction continuously.

iii) Brownian motion is a random motion.

iii) The example of random is a horse running from one two to another

a) I, II& IV only    b) I, II & III only    c) IV, III and I    d) IV, III and II only

4)  A fully test-tube that floats upright in the water is carefully and slightly depressed, and the then released. Which of the following best explains the subsequent motion of the test tube?

a) Rotational   b) Translational      c) Circular     d) Random

5)  A proof of the particle nature of matter is the

a) Oscillatory   b) Brownian motion      c) Orbital motion     d) Translational motion

speed and velocity

1)An object moves with uniform speed around a circle. Its acceleration has:

(a) Varying magnitude and varying direction

(b) Constant magnitude and constant direction

(c) Varying magnitude and constant direction

(d) Constant magnitude and varying direction

2)  The frictional force between two bodies

(a) Have all these characteristics

(b) Exists only when there is relative motion or tendency to motion.

(c) Acts so as to oppose the motion.

(d) Depends on the proper reaction between the two surfaces.

3)  A wooden block of mass 1.4kg rests on a rough horizontal surface. If the surface is 9N, calculate the coefficient of friction g = 10m/s2

(a) 0.65  (b) 0.54  (c) 0.64  (d) 0.70

4)  Which of the following correctly gives the relationship between linear speed and angular speed w of a body moving uniformly in a circle of radius r?

(a) v = w^2r  (b) v = wr^2  (c) v = w /r (d) v = wr

5)  The magnitude of the force required to make an object of mass m move with speed v in a circular path of radius r is given by the expression

(a) mv^2/r  (b) mr2/v  (c) mv/r^2   (d) mv/r

6)  Which of the following is not a consequence of a force field?

(a) Magnetic force  (b) gravitational pull c) electric force  d) surface tension

7)  Which of the following is not correct about friction?

a) friction can be increased using volleys, lubricants

b) friction resists the resistance motion between two surfaces in contact

c) it reduces the efficiency of machines

d) the coefficient of friction has no unit

8)  What is the unit of frictional force?

a) Rad/sec b) Newton  c) N/S   d)  radian

9)  Which of the following are contact forces?

(i) Force of tension   (ii) Force of reaction   (iii) Force of friction (iv) Magnetic force

(A) i, ii and iv only    (B) i, ii and iii only   (C) ii iii and iv only (D) i, ii only.

10)  A body at the weight of 100N moves with a speed of 5mls in a horizontal circular path of the radius. Calculate the magnitude of the centripetal force acting on the body g = 10m/s2

(A) 50N    (B) 100N   (C) 75N   (D) 10N

11)  The area under the curve of a velocity-time graph represents.

(A) Instantaneous speed   (B) Time spent (C) Distance   (D) Acceleration

12)  Which of the following statement is correct about speed and velocity?

(A) Velocity relates to translational motion while speed relates to circular motion

(B) Speed and velocity have the same units

(C) Velocity and speed cannot be represented graphically

(D) Speed and velocity are vector quantities

13)  14)The distance travelled by train may be calculated from the area under its

(A) Distance – graph

(B) Acceleration – time graph

(C) Displacement – time graph

(D) Velocity – time graph

14)  A body accelerates uniformly from rest at 2m/s2. Find its velocity after travelling 9m.

(A) 4.5m/s  (B) 24m/s  (C) 6m/s  (D) 16m/s

Rectilinear Acceleration

1)A crate is pulled a distanced along a smooth horizontal floor by a force of magnitude F, Inclined to the horizontal at an angle O. The work done is.

a) F d sin        b) Fd sec           c)Fd Cos            d)Fd Cosec.

2)  Which of the following units has the same unit as the watt?

a) Force x velocity       b) Force x time                  c) force x distance           d) force x acceleration

3)  An object of mass 60kg is released from the height of 3m from the height of 3m. Find the kinetic energy just before it strikes the ground (g =10mls2.

(a) 1.8 J                (b)180J                 (c)18000J            (d)1800J

4)  A stone of mass mkg is held h meters above the floor for 40s. The work done in Joules over this period is

(a)mgh                   (b)O                       (c)mgh/40                           (d)mg

5)  Under which of the following conditions is a work done

a) A bag of Cocoa stands on a platform

b) A woman holds a pot of water

c) A girl climbs onto a table

d) A man pushes against a stationary petrol tanker

6)  Power is defined as the:

a) Product of force and distance

b) Ability to do work

c) Capacity to extort a force

d) Energy expanded per unit time

7) A man of mass 60kg ascends a flight of stairs 5m high in 5 seconds. If the acceleration due to gravity is 10m/s2, the power expended is?

a) 600w  b) 0w  c) 60w  d) 0.60w

Heat Energy

1) A wire, 20m long is heated from a temperature of 50oC to 55oC. If the change in length is 0.030m, find the linear expansion of the wire.

(a) 3.0 x 10-3K-1  (b) 3 x 10-5K-1      (c) 0.3 x 10-5K-1   (d) 1 x 10-5K-1

2)  The linear expansion of a metal P is twice that of another metal T. when these materials are heated to the same temperature change, their increase in length is the same. Find the ratio of the original length of P and T.

(a) 1:4   (b) 2:1        (c) 1:2       (d) 4:1

3)  A uniform capillary tube of negligible expansion, sealed at one end, contains air trapped in a pellet of mercury. The trapped air column is 13.7cm long at 0oC and 18.7cm long at 100oC. Calculate the cubic expansion of the air at constant pressure.

(a) 3.65 x 10-3K-1 (b) 5.36 x 10-3K-1 (c) 3.56 x 10-3K-1   (d) 5.63 x 10-3K-1

4)  The heat from a fire in a closed room reaches someone far away in the room mainly by

(a) Conduction  (b) Diffusion       (c) Convection   (d) Radiation

5)  Heat transfer by convection in a liquid is due to the

a) Expansion of the liquid as it is heated

b) Ability of the liquid to evaporate at all temperature

c) Translational motion of the molecules of the liquid

d) Increased vibration of the molecules of the liquid about their mean

6)  Which of the following phenomena cannot be explained by the molecular theory of matter?

(a) Expansion       (b) Radiation (c) Conduction (d) Convection

Electric Charges

1)If the leaves of a positively charged electroscope collapse completely as an object is brought near the cap of the electroscope, the object possess:

a) An equal amount of positive charge

b) Less amount of negative charge

c) A positive charge

d) An equal amount of negative charge

2)  A short chain is usually attached to the back of a petrol tanker trailing behind it to ensure that the

(a) Chain provides sound for the resonance of the tanker’s engine

(b) Heat generated by friction in the engine can be conducted to the floor

(C) Charges generated by friction in the tanker is conducted to the earth

(d) Tanker moves slowly as the chain touches the road

3)  Which of the following instrument can be used to compare the relative magnitudes of charge on two given bodies? (a) Proof planes (b) Gold Leaf electroscope (c) The Ebonite rod (d) The electrophorus

4)  A negatively charged rod is brought near the cap of a gold-leaf electroscope. The cap is earthed momentarily while the rod is near to it. The rod is then removed. Which of the following is correct?

a) The cap will be positively charged and the negatively charged leaves will diverge

b) The cap and the leaves will be positively charged

c) The leaves will not diverge because the cap has been earthed

d) The cap and leaves will be negatively charged.

Bolarinwa Olajire

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  1. Can you please keep sending more questions especially theory. I would really appreciate it if you could.

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