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A stone floor feels cold to the bare feet but a carpet on the same floor feels warm. This is because 

A) the floor and carpet are at different temperatures B) the stone conveys the heat away from the feet more rapidly than the carpet
C) the carpet is a better conductor of heat than the stone D) the human body maintains a constant temperature

Answer:   B) the stone conveys the heat away from the feet more rapidly than the carpet

Explanation:

Both the floor and the carpet have the same temperature as both are exposed to the same atmosphere. But the former conducts away the heat from the feet better than the carpet as the latter is a non-conductor. So the feet losing more heat, the floor appears cooler to the feet.

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The capacity of a pure capacitor is 1 farad. In D.C circuit, its effective resistance will be

A) Zero B) Infinite
C) 1 Ohm D) 1/2 Ohm
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Infinite

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A convex mirror is used to form an image of a real object. The image

A) is diminished in size B) is erect
C) always lies between the pole and the focus D) all of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) all of the above

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The quality of sound produced by an instrument depends on the

A) Frequency B) Intensity
C) Number of overtones D) None of these
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Number of overtones

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In the electrical circuit of a house, the fuse acts as

A) a load B) a thermopile
C) a safety device D) a step down device
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) a safety device

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The direction of heat flow between two objects depends on

A) Their masses B) Their heat contents
C) Their temperatures D) Whether they are in solid, liquid or gaseous state
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Their temperatures

Explanation:

Heat always flows from a body at higher temperature to a body at a lower temperature.

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