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Class X: Science, Board Paper 2009, Set-3

General Instructions:
1. Attempt all questions.
2. There are 30 multiple choice questions in total. Only one of the options in every question is correct.
3. The question paper consists of two sections – Section A and Section B. Each of the 20 questions in Section A carries half mark and each of the 10 questions in Section B carries one mark.
4. 15 minutes additional time will be given to you to read the questions.
Question 1
  • Q1

    The ‘set up’, used in the laboratory, to collect sulphur dioxide, is that shown in figure:

    (1) I

    (2) II

    (3) III

    (4) IV

     

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  • Q2

    A student determines the focal length of a device X, by focussing the image of a far off object on the screen positioned as shown in the figure below.

    The device X is a:

    (1) Convex lens

    (2) Concave lens

    (3) Convex mirror

    (4) Concave mirror

     

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  • Q3

    A student traces the path of a ray of light passing through a rectangular glass slab.

    For measuring the angle of incidence, he must position the protractor in the manner shown in figure:

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D

     

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  • Q4

    In an experiment on finding the equivalent resistance of two resistors, connected in series, a student connects the terminals of the voltmeter, to:

    (1) one terminal of each of the two resistors and these terminals are not interconnected.

    (2) one terminal of each of the two resistors and these terminals are also interconnected.

    (3) both the terminals of each of the two resistors.

    (4) both the terminals of one resistor and one terminal of the other resistor.

     

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  • Q5

    For plotting temperature-time graph for a hot body, as it cools to room temperature, a student is to choose one each from each of the following pairs.

    A: Calorimeter

    (i) blackened from outside

    (ii) polished from outside

    B: Base for keeping the calorimeter

    (i) insulated

    (ii) metallic

    In order to get the correct graph he should prefer to choose:

    (1) A (i), B (ii)

    (2) A (ii), B (ii)

    (3) A (i), B (i)

    (4) A (ii), B (i)

     

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  • Q6

    A student sets up a slinky on a smooth table top in the manner shown here.

    How can he produce transverse waves in the slinky by moving its free end Q?

    (1) at an angle of 45° with the table top

    (2) backward and forward along the length of the slinky

    (3) up and down

    (4) left and right

     

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  • Q7

    A student carefully observes the parts labelled A and B in the given diagram and classifies the plant correctly as:

    (1) a bryophyte

    (2) a pteridophyte

    (3) a gymnosperm

    (4) an angiosperm

     

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  • Q8

    Four students (A − D), independently observed parenchyma under the microscope and labelled the parts, marked I, II, III, IV, V, as per the record given below.

    Student

    I

    II

    III

    IV

    V

    A

    Cell membrane

    Nucleus

    Cell wall

    Vacuole

    Cytoplasm

    B

    Cytoplasm

    Cell membrane

    Vacuole

    Cell wall

    Nucleus

    C

    Vacuole

    Cell wall

    Nucleus

    Cell

    membrane

    Cytoplasm

    D

    Cell wall

    Inter cellular space

    Nucleus

    Cytoplasm

    Vacuole

    The labelling has been done correctly by student:

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D

     

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  • Q9

    The correct procedure for preparing a colloidal solution of egg albumin in water is:

    (1) to break the egg shell, take only the white portion and to add it to water with constant stirring.

    (2) to break the egg shell, take only the yellow portion and to add it to boiling water with constant stirring.

    (3) to boil the egg first, to break the egg shell, to add the white portion to ice cold water and to mix.

    (4) to boil the egg first, to break the egg shell, to add the yellow portion to water and to mix.

     

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  • Q10

    Four students (A), (B), (C) and (D) independently observed the evaporation of water under different conditions, and recorded the temperature of water at regular intervals as shown below.

    Student

    Placing of experimental set up in/under

    Temperature recording for 15 minutes

    (A)

    sun

    increased gradually

    (B)

    open air

    decreased gradually

    (C)

    a fan

    initially increased, then became constant

    (D)

    a corner of the room

    initially increased, then gradually decreased

    The correct recording of observations is that of the student:

    (1) (A)

    (2) (B)

    (3) (C)

    (4) (D)

     

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  • Q11

    A student takes a mixture of sand and ammonium chloride in china dish and heats it under a funnel fitted with a plug over a flame. He would observe that:

    (1) solid sand gets deposited on the lower cooler parts of the funnel while solid ammonium chloride remains in the china dish.

    (2) sand and ammonium chloride get deposited on hotter parts of the funnel.

    (3) ammonium chloride gets deposited on the cooler parts of the funnel and sand remains in the china dish.

    (4) sand collects on cooler parts of the funnel while ammonium chloride melts in the china dish.

     

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  • Q12

    In the experiment to show that CO2 is given out during respiration, the student uses:

    (1) Lime water

    (2) Alcohol

    (3) KOH solution

    (4) Iodine solution

     

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  • Q13

    Raisins are soaked in water for determining the percentage of water absorbed by raisins. The formula, used by a student, for calculating the percentage of water absorbed, is:

    (1)

    (2)

    (3)

    (4)

     

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  • Q14

    The steps, necessary for setting up the experiment, “To demonstrate that light is necessary for photosynthesis” are not given here in proper sequence.

    I. Keep the potted plant in sunlight for 3 to 4 hours.

    II. Keep the potted plant in darkness for about 48 hours.

    III. Cover a leaf of the plant with a strip of black paper.

    IV. Pluck the leaf and test it for starch.

    The correct sequence of steps is:

    (1) I, III, IV, II

    (2) I, IV, III, II

    (3) II, IV, III, I

    (4) II, III, I, IV

     

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  • Q15

    A specimen of a fish was given to students to identify the externally visible chordate feature in it. The students would look for:

    (1) Operculum

    (2) Notochord

    (3) Dorsal tubular nerve cord

    (4) Post anal tail

     

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  • Q16

    A student adds a few drops of the universal indicator to a solution of dilute hydrochloric acid in the way shown here. He would observe that the colour of the solution changes from colourless to:

    (1) red

    (2) yellow

    (3) violet

    (4) green

     

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  • Q17

    A student takes some zinc granules in a test tube and adds dilute hydrochloric acid to it. He would observe that the colour of the zinc granules changes to:

    (1) white

    (2) black

    (3) brown

    (4) yellow

     

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  • Q18

    A student takes some water in a beaker and heats it over a flame for determining its boiling point. He keeps on taking its temperature readings. He would observe that the temperature of water:

    (1) keeps on increasing regularly

    (2) keeps on increasing irregularly

    (3) first increases slowly, then decreases rapidly and eventually becomes constant

    (4) first increases gradually and then becomes constant

     

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  • Q19

    While performing an experiment on verifying the laws of reflection of sound, a student is to choose between (i) a narrow or a wide tube and (ii) a strong or a faint source of sound.

    The observed experimental difference, between the values of angle of incidence and angle of reflection, is likely to be minimum when he chooses a:

    (1) narrow tube and a faint source

    (2) wide tube and a faint source

    (3) narrow tube and a strong source

    (4) wide tube and a strong source

     

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  • Q20

    The magnitude of zero error of the spring balance and least count of the measuring cylinder, shown here, are, respectively:

    (1) 2.5 g and 0.1 mL

    (2) 5.0 g and 0.1 mL

    (3) 2.5 g and 0.2 mL

    (4) 5.0 g and 0.2 mL

     

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  • Q21

    Four students observed the colour and odour of acetic acid and its reaction with sodium hydrogen carbonate. They tabulated their observations as given below.

    Student

    Colour of acetic acid

    Odour of acetic acid

    Action with sodium hydrogen carbonate

    A

    B

    C

    D

    blue

    colourless

    light green

    light brown

    fruity

    smell of vinegar

    odourless

    rotten egg

    gas evolves without bubbles

    effervescence

    gas evolves without bubbles

    effervescence

    The correct set of observation is that of student:

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D

     

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  • Q22

    Four students A, B, C and D while performing an experiment on establishing the relation between the loss of weight of a small solid when fully immersed in tap water, and the weight of water displaced by it, used for different shapes of overflow cans containing water as shown.

    The arrangement, that would give correct results, is that of student:

    (1) (A)

    (2) (B)

    (3) (C)

    (4) (D)

     

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  • Q23

    Four stages of binary fission in amoeba are shown below. The stage at which nuclear fission and cytokineses are observed is, stage

    (1) I

    (2) II

    (3) III

    (4) IV

     

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  • Q24

    A student takes Cu, Al, Fe and Zn strips, separately in four test tubes labelled as I, II, III and IV respectively. He adds 10 mL of freshly prepared ferrous sulphate solution to each test tube and observes the colour of the metal residue in each case.

    He would observe a black residue in the test tubes:

    (1) (I) and (II)

    (2) (I) and (III)

    (3) (II) and (III)

    (4) (II) and (IV)

     

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  • Q25

    Four students, (A), (B), (C) and (D) observed the colour and solubility of iron, sulphur and iron sulphide in carbon disulphide. The tick mark (||) represents ‘soluble’, and cross mark (&mnCross;) represents ‘insoluble’, in carbon disulphide. Their observations are tabulated below.

    Student

    Colour

    Solubility in carbon disulphide

    Fe

    S

    FeS

    Fe

    S

    FeS

    (A)

    Yellow

    Silvery

    Greyish silver

    (||)

    (&mnCross;)

    (||)

    (B)

    Silvery

    Orange

    Reddish brown

    (&mnCross;)

    (||)

    (||)

    (C)

    Grey

    Yellow

    Greyish black

    (&mnCross;)

    (||)

    (&mnCross;)

    (D)

    Silvery

    White

    Silvery white

    (||)

    (&mnCross;)

    (&mnCross;)

    The student, who correctly reported the observations, is student:

    (1) (A)

    (2) (B)

    (3) (C)

    (4) (D)

     

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  • Q26

    For three circuits, shown here

    the same two resistors R1 and R2 have been connected in parallel in all the circuits but the voltmeter and the ammeter have been connected in three different positions. The relation between the three voltmeter and ammeter reading would be:

    (1) V1 = V2 = V3 and I1 = I2 = I3

    (2) V1 V2 V3 and I1 = I2 = I3

    (3) V1 = V2 = V3 and I1 I2 I3

    (4) V1 V2 V3 and I1 I2 I3

     

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  • Q27

    While observing the occurrence of plasmolysis in onion peel cells, four students (W−Z) respectively placed the peels in four different liquids (A−D): (A): Water, (B): Sugar solution, (C): Alcohol and (D): Safranin

    The correct choice of liquid is that of student:

    (1) W

    (2) X

    (3) Y

    (4) Z

     

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  • Q28

    Four students, A, B, C and D, make the records given below, for the parts marked X and Y in this diagram.

    Student

    X

    Y

    A

    B

    C

    D

    Stoma

    Guard cell

    Epidermal cell

    Stoma

    Guard cell

    Stoma

    Stoma

    Epidermal cell

    The correct record, out of these, is that of student:

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D

     

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  • Q29

    The following ‘precautions’ were listed by a student in the experiment on study of ‘Dependence of current on potential difference’.

    (A) Use copper wires as thin as possible for making connections.

    (B) All the connections should be kept tight.

    (C) The positive and negative terminals of the voltmeter and the ammeter should be correctly connected.

    (D) The ‘zero error’ in the ammeter and the voltmeter should be noted and taken into consideration while recording the measurements.

    (E) The ‘key’ in the circuit, once plugged in, should not be taken out till all the observations have been completed.

    The ‘precautions’ that need to be corrected and revised are:

    (1) (A), (C) and (E)

    (2) (C) and (E)

    (3) (B) and (E)

    (4) (A) and (E)

     

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  • Q30

    Which one of the following is the correct step, in the procedure for making a temporary slide of human cheek cells?

    (1) Place the cheek cell scrapings in a watch glass containing water.

    (2) Place cheek cell scrapings in the centre of a clean slide.

    (3) Dip the toothpick, containing cheek cell scrapings, in the stain and then transfer to a clean slide.

    (4) Obtain cheek cells, directly on the slide, using its edge to scrape the inside of the cheek.

     

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