You are on page 1of 11

SMAN SUMATERA SELATAN

EXAMINATION
CANDIDATE
NAME
CANDIDATE
CLASS

CANDIDATE
NUMBER

THE FIRST OF MID SEMESTER


TEST

Physics Grade X (Science)


September 2015
120 minutes

Candidates answer on the Question Paper


READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
Write your candidate class, number and name on all the work you hand in.
Write in dark blue or black pen.
Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.
You may use a pencil for any diagrams or graphs.
Answer all the questions.
CANDIDATE MAY USE CALCULATOR.
DICTIONARY MUST NOT BE USED.
WRITE ALL THE ANSWER IN 2 or 3 NUMBERS OF DECIMAL.
All answers should be given in their simplest form.
You must show all relevant working to gain full marks and you will be given
marks for correct methods even if your answer is incorrect.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part
question.
The total of the marks for this paper is 100.
Grade Thresshold:
For Examiners
Use
Score

This document consist of 9 printed pages


SMAN SUMATERA SELATAN
MID SEMESTER EXAM
SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

2
For
Examiners
Use

Instructions:
Answer all the questions in the spaces provided.
Write in dark or blue pen.

1. There are seven kinds of base quantities; length, mass, time, current,

temperature, luminous intensity and amount of subtance. Complete the


table below.

[5]

Base quantity

Symbol for S.I.

Symbol

S.I. Unit

metre

Unit
m

candela

cd

Length
Mass
Time
Current
Temperature
Luminous Intensity
Amount of subtance

2. Determine the derived unit for the following derived quantities below.
[10]
Derived
quantity
area
volume

Name of
Formula
area = length x width
volume = length x width
x height

Derived unit
mxm=m

derived
unit

m x m x m = m3

density

.......................

..

velocity

........................

m s-1

momentu

momentum = mass x

velocity

..........

Force

......................

..........

Newton (N)

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

3
For
Examiners
Use
Name of

Derived

Formula

quantity
pressure
kinetic

potential
energy

derived
unit

pressure
K.E

energy

Derived unit

force
area

1
mass velocity 2
2

Pa

P.E = mass x
gravitational

...........

Joule (J)

acceleration x height

3. Convert/write the number below into scientific notation!


a. 500 700 kg
= .
b. 89 000 000 m/s
= .
c. 0.000 183 s
= .
d. 0.003 gram
= .........................................
[8]
4. Write the numbers below in standard prefixes:
a. 0.000 000 045 coulombs = .
b. 4 540 000 seconds = .
c. 0.000 015 farad
= .
d. 3 480 watt
= .
[8]
5. Write down the readings shown by the following micrometer screw gauges and
vernier caliper below, then report the result from the measurement.
The main scale in micrometer screw is (mm) and the main scale of vernier
caliper is (cm)
(a).
(b)

20
1

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

1
1

4
For
Examiners
Use

Reading :
.

Reading :
[8]

The reported result : (X) = Xo X

The reported result : (X) =

Xo X
= ........................

(c)

= ........................

(d)
5

Reading :..............................
[8]
The reported result : (X) = Xo X

1
0

0
Reading : ..........................
0
0

The reported result : (X)

= Xo X
= ........................

= ........................

6. An unstretched spring of overall length 50.0 mm is hung from a support, as


shown in figure below.

Different loads are placed on the spring and the extension is measured each
time.
a. On figure above, mark clearly the extension caused by the load
[1]
b. The extensions for different loads are given in the table below.

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

5
For
Examiners
Use
Load / N

extension / mm

0
1.0
2.0
3.0
4.0

0
10.0
20.5
31.0
41.5

(i) On figure below, plot these values, using cross (x), and draw the best
straight line for the points
[3]

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

6
For
Examiners
Use

(ii) A load of 2.5 N is hung on the spring.


1. What does the letter N stands for? ..........................................
[1]
2. Use the graph to estimate the overall length of the spring when 2.5 N is
hanging from it.

length = ............................................................. mm [2]


7. (a)
(i) State the difference between a scalar quantity and a vector
quantity.
.......................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................
..........................................................................................
(ii) State three examples of a vector quantity.

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

7
For
Examiners
Use
.......................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................
............................................................................................
[2]
(b) Figure below shows the top of a flagpole.

The flagpole is held vertical by two ropes. The first of these ropes has a
tension in it of 100 N and is at an angle of 60 o to the flagpole. The other
rope has a tension T, as shown.
The resultant force is down the pole and of magnitude 200 N.
In the space below, using a scale of 1 cm = 20 N, draw a scale drawing to
find the value of the tension T. Clearly label 100 N, 200 N, and T on your
drawing.

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

8
For
Examiners
Use

tension T = ...................................................... [3]


8. Figure below shows a heavy ball B of weight W suspended from a fixed beam
by two ropes P and Q.

P and Q are both at an angle of 45 o to the horizontal. The tensions in P and Q


are each 30 N.
(a) In the space below, draw a scale diagram to find the resultant of the
tensions in P and Q. Use a scale of 1.0 cm to represent 5.0 N. Label the
forces and show their direction with arrows.

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

9
For
Examiners
Use

(b)

resultant = .................................................. [4]


State
the
direction
of
the
resultant. ...................................................................................... [1]

9. A train is at rest in a railway station. At time t = 0 s, the train starts to move


forwards with an increasing speed until it reaches its maximum speed at time
t = 48 s.
Figure below is the speed-time graph for the first 48 s of the journey.

(a) (i) State how the graph shows that, during the first 48 s of the journey,
the acceleration of the train is constant.
...................................................................................................................
...................................................................................................................
...................................................................................................................
.............................................................................. [1]
(ii) Calculate the acceleration of the train during the first 48 s of the
journey.

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

10
For
Examiners
Use

acceleration = .................................................. [2]


(b) After time t = 48 s, the train continues at its maximum speed for another
72 s.
(i) On the graph above, sketch the speed-time graph for the next 72 s of
the journey [1]
(ii) Determine the total distance travelled by the train in the 120 s after
it starts moving.

distance = ................................................... [3]


10. A rocket, initially at rest on the ground, accelerates vertically.
It accelerates uniformly until it reaches a speed of 900 m/s after 30 s.
After this period of uniform acceleration, the rocket engine cuts out. During
the next 90 s, the upward speed of the rocket decreases uniformly to zero.
(a) On figure below, plot a speed-time graph for the rocket for the first 120 s
of its flight.

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]

11
For
Examiners
Use

[4]
(b) Using the graph,
(i) calculate the acceleration during the first 30 s

acceleration = ...................................................... [2]


(ii) Determine the height reached by the rocket after 120 s.

height reached = ............................................................. [2]

SMANSS 2015

[Turn Over]