Subject

Science

Class

CBSE Class 10

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 Multiple Choice QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions

1.

A student obtains a sharp image of the distant window (W) of the school laboratory on the screen (S) using the given concave mirror (M) to determine its focal length. Which of the following distances should he measure to get the focal length of the mirror?

  • MW

  • MS

  • SW

  • MW-MS


B.

MS

The focal length of a concave mirror is the distance between its pole and principal focus. That is, the distance of the image formed (screen) from the concave mirror will be equal to the focal length of the concave mirror.

According to the mirror formula,

1 over straight v plus 1 over u equals 1 over f
We have,

space space space space space space space space space space space space space straight u space equals space infinity
therefore space 1 over straight v plus 0 space equals space 1 over straight f
rightwards double arrow space space space space space space space space space space straight v space equals space straight f

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2. A student used a device (X) to obtain/focus the image of a well illuminated distant building on a screen (S) as shown below in the diagram. Select the correct statement about the device (X).


  • This device is a concave lens of focal length 8 cm

  • This device is a convex mirror of focal length 8 cm

  • This device is a convex lens of focal length 4 cm

  • This device is a convex lens of focal length 8 cm


D.

This device is a convex lens of focal length 8 cm

The incident rays after passing through the lens converge at the focus. So, the device 'X' is a converging or a convex lens. The distance between the lens and the screen gives the focal length of the lens.

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3.

A student traces the path of a ray of light through a rectangular glass slab for the different values of angle of incidence. He observes all possible precautions at each step of the experiment. At the end of the experiment, on analyzing the measurements, which of the following conclusions is he likely to draw?

  • angle straight i space equals space angle straight e space less than thin space angle straight r
  • angle straight i space less than thin space angle straight e space less than angle straight r
  • angle straight i space greater than space angle straight e space greater than space angle straight r
  • angle straight i space equals space angle straight e space greater than angle straight r

A.

angle straight i space equals space angle straight e space less than thin space angle straight r

The incident rays after passing through the lens converge at the focus. So, the device 'X' is a converging or a convex lens. The distance between the lens and the screen gives the focal length of the lens.

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4.

28 A student was asked to observe and identify the various parts of an embryo of a red kidney bean seed. He identified the parts and listed them as under:
I. Tegmen
II. Testa
III. Cotyledon
IV. Radicle
V. Plumule
The correctly identified parts among these are

  • I, II and III

  • II, III and IV

  • III, IV and V

  • I, III, IV and V


C.

III, IV and V

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5.

A student takes about 4 ml of distilled water in four test tubes marked P, Q, R and S. He then dissolves in each test tube an equal amount of one salt in one test tube, namely sodium sulphate in P, potassium sulphate in Q, calcium sulphate in R and magnesium sulphate in S. After that he adds an equal amount of soap solution in each test tube. On shaking each of these test tubes well, he observes a good amount of lather (foam) in the test tube.

  • P and Q

  • Q and R

  • P, Q and S

  • P, R and S


A.

P and Q

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6.

What do we observe on pouring acetic acid on red and blue litmus papers?

  • Red litmus remains red and blue litmus turns red.

  • Red litmus turns blue and blue litmus remains blue.

  • Red litmus turns blue and blue litmus turns red.

  • Red litmus becomes colourless and blue litmus remains blue


A.

Red litmus remains red and blue litmus turns red.

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7.

While preparing soap a small quantity of common salt is generally added to the reaction mixture of vegetable oil and sodium hydroxide. Which one of the following may be the purpose of adding common salt?

  • To reduce the basic nature of the soap

  • To make the soap neutral

  • To enhance the cleansing power of the soap

  • To favour the precipitation of the soap


D.

To favour the precipitation of the soap

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8.

Given below is the list of vegetables available in the market. Select from these the two vegetables having homologous structures:
Potato, sweet potato, ginger, radish, tomato, carrot, okra (Lady’s finger)

  • Potato and sweet potato

  • Radish and carrot

  • Okra and sweet potato

  • Potato and tomato


B.

Radish and carrot

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 Multiple Choice QuestionsShort Answer Type

9.

Write the number of covalent bonds in the molecule of ethane.


The number of covalent bonds in the ethane molecule  is seven.

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 Multiple Choice QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions

10.

A student traces the path of a ray of light through a triangular glass prism for different values of angle of incidence. On analysing the ray diagrams, which one of the following conclusions is he likely to draw?

  • The emergent ray is parallel to the incident ray.

  • The emergent ray bends at an angle to the direction of the incident ray.

  • The emergent ray and the refracted ray are at right angles to each other.

  • The emergent ray is perpendicular to the incident ray


B.

The emergent ray bends at an angle to the direction of the incident ray.

In refraction of light through a glass prism, there is deviation or change in the path of light passing through the prism.

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