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Mock Test Paper – I


Science
Class X

Time: 2 ½ Hrs. Marks: 60

Question 1 to 6 Carry one mark each


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Q1. Give two reasons for the fact that we do not connect a bulb and a heater in series.

Q2. What happens when electricity is passed through acidified solution of water?

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Q3. What is photochemical decomposition reaction? Give one example.u
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Q4. What happens to white light falling on one surface of a glass block having non-

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parallel surfaces?

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Q5. When phenolphthalein was added to a solution of ‘X’, it turned pink. After some time
pink colour becomes colourless. Identify ‘X’ and give reason for the observation.

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Q6. Draw a labelled diagram of an electric motor.

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Question 7 to 10 Carry two marks each

Q7. What happens to crystals of washing soda (Na2CO3.10H2O) if they are (a) left open is

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air (b) heated?

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Write chemical equations in support of your answer.

Q8.

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(ii) When four 40W, 220 V bulbs are connected in series to a source of 220 V,
find the current flowing in each. If one of the bulb fuses, what will be the
current drawn from the source of 220 V?

Q9. What is dispersion? Why does it happen? When two prisms are kept inverted adjacent
to each other and white light is sent, what will happen?

Q10. A household employs four 100 W bulb for 6 hours and a geyser of 1500 W for 2
hours everyday in the month of December. Calculate the energy consumed in kWh.

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oxides (b) Hydrides (c) Chlorides.
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Q11. Distinguish between metal and non-metal on the basis of properties of their (a)

Q12. What is observed when:

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(a) Zinc rod is kept dipped in blue copper sulphate solution.

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(b) an excess of SO2 gas is passed through lime water?

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(c) Gypsum is heated at 373 K.

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Explain the observations with the help of chemical reactions.

Q13. State the laws of refraction. How index of refraction is related to speed of light? What

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are the changes observed in glass slab refraction?

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Q14. Define the following giving one example of each (i) Esterification (ii) Addition
reaction (iii) Saponification.

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Question 15 to 16 Carry five marks each

Q15. (a) What happens when:

(i) Magnesium wire is burned in presence of oxygen.

(ii) Silver nitrate solution is added to potassium iodide solution.

(iii) Carbon dioxide gas is passed through lime water.

(b) What are indicators? Give one example of natural indicator and one example of

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synthetic indicator.

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Complete and balance the following reactions:

(i) Cu  AgNO3 
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(ii) Na  H 2 O 

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(iii) CaCO3  HCl 

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electrolysis
(iv) H 2O  

(v) N 2  H2 
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Q16. What is refraction? Write the basic laws of refraction. What happens to the frequency,

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velocity and wavelength as light moves from one medium to another? Based on the
bending in refraction, how can you identify the nature of the medium.

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w Two equal resistance 10 each are connected in parallel and the combination is
arranged in series with a battery of 5 volt and a series resistor 5
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(i) Draw the circuit with an Ammeter.

(ii) Find the equivalent resistance.

(iii) Find the current through each resistor.

(iv) Potential across 5 resistor.

Section – B

Question 17 to 19 Carry one mark each


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Q17. All the available energy sources are derived from solar energy. Give an example.

a pond. How will it affect the growth of phytoplanktons?


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Q18. A chemical factory in a village discharges its waste, rich in nitrogen compounds into

Q19. The brain is responsible for:

(a) thinking
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(b)

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regulating the heart beat

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balancing the body

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(d)

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all of the above

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Question 20 to 24 Carry two marks each

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Q20. What is the usefulness of wildlife?

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Q21. The use of pesticide, DDT is discouraged since this chemical is found in the human
body. How does the chemical enter the human body?

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Q22. What are the harmful effects of the depletion of ozone layer? What are the possible
reasons for the presence of holes in the ozone layer?
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Q23. What is sex chromosome? Mention the sex chromosome present in males and
females.

Q24. What do you understand by the term socio-cultural environment? How does this
environment affect human beings?

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Question 25 to 26 Carry three marks each

Q25. Write a note on heredity and variation in

(i) Asexual reproduction and (ii)


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Sexual reproduction
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Q26. What is water harvesting? Describe different water saving methods commonly used.

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Question 27 Carry five marks

Q27. (i)
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What is pollination? How does pollination occur? How do insects help in

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cross – pollination?

(ii)

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Write the various steps involved in the sexual reproduction in plants

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