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NEET/AIPMT PHYSICS

Gravitation : Sample Paper - 02

1. A rocket is launched with velocity 10 km/s. If radius of earth is R, then maximum height attained by it

will be

(a) 2R (b) 3R

(c) 4R (d) 5R

2. There are two bodies of masses 100 kg and 10000 kg separated by a distance 1 m. At what distance from

the smaller body, the intensity of gravitational field will be zero

1 1

(a) m (b) m

9 10

1 10

(c) m (d) m

11 11

3. A body of mass m kg. starts falling from a point 2R above the Earth’s surface. Its kinetic energy when it

has fallen to a point ‘R’ above the Earth’s surface [R-Radius of Earth, M-Mass of Earth, G-Gravitational

Constant]

1 GMm 1 GMm

(a) (b)

2 R 6 R

2 GMm 1 GMm

(c) (d)

3 R 3 R

4. A body is projected vertically upwards from the surface of a planet of radius R with a velocity equal to

half the escape velocity for that planet. The maximum height attained by the body is

(a) R/3 (b) R/2

(c) R/4 (d) R/5

5. The kinetic energy needed to project a body of mass m from the earth surface (radius R) to infinity is

(a) mgR/2 (b) 2 mgR

(c) mgR (d) mgR/4

6. Radius of orbit of satellite of earth is R. Its kinetic energy is proportional to

1 1

(a) (b)

R R

1

(c) R (d)

R 3/2

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7. A particle falls towards earth from infinity. It’s velocity on reaching the earth would be

8. Gas escapes from the surface of a planet because it acquires an escape velocity. The escape velocity will

depend on which of the following factors :

I. Mass of the planet II. Mass of the particle escaping

III. Temperature of the planet IV. Radius of the planet

(a) I and II (b) II and IV

(c) I and IV (d) I, III and IV

9. The escape velocity of a particle of mass m varies as

(a) m2 (b) m

(c) m0 (d) m −1

10. For the moon to cease to remain the earth's satellite, its orbital velocity has to increase by a factor of

(a) 2 (b) 2

(c) 1 / 2 (d) 3

11. The escape velocity of an object from the earth depends upon the mass of the earth (M), its mean density

(ρ) , its radius (R) and the gravitational constant (G). Thus the formula for escape velocity is

8π 8π

(a) v=R Gρ (b) v=M GR

3 3

2GM

(c) v = 2GMR (d) v=

R2

12. Given mass of the moon is 1/81 of the mass of the earth and corresponding radius is 1/4 of the earth. If

escape velocity on the earth surface is 11.2 km/s, the value of same on the surface of the moon is

(a) 0.14 km/s (b) 0.5 km/s

(c) 2.5 km/s (d) 5 km/s

13. If the radius of a planet is R and its density is ρ , the escape velocity from its surface will be

(a) v e ∝ ρR (b) ve ∝ ρR

ρ 1

(c) ve ∝ (d) ve ∝

R ρR

(a) Is less than that on the moon

(b) Depends upon the mass of the body

(c) Depends upon the direction of projection

(d) Depends upon the height from which it is projected

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15. The ratio of the radii of planets A and B is k1 and ratio of acceleration due to gravity on them is k 2 The

ratio of escape velocities from them will be

k1 k2

(c) (d)

k2 k1

16. The escape velocity of a body on an imaginary planet which is thrice the radius of the earth and double

the mass of the earth is (v e is the escape velocity of earth)

(a) 2 / 3 ve (b) 3 / 2 ve

17. If V, R and g denote respectively the escape velocity from the surface of the earth radius of the earth, and

acceleration due to gravity, then the correct equation is

4 3

(a) V = gR (b) V= gR

3

18. The acceleration due to gravity on a planet is same as that on earth and its radius is four times that of

earth. What will be the value of escape velocity on that planet if it is v e on earth

(a) ve (b) 2v e

ve

(c) 4v e (d)

2

19. 3 particles each of mass m are kept at vertices of an equilateral triangle of side L. The gravitational field

at centre due to these particles is

3GM

(a) Zero (b)

L2

9GM 12 GM

(c) (d)

L2 3 L2

20. Four particles each of mass M, are located at the vertices of a square with side L. The gravitational

potential due to this at the centre of the square is

GM GM

(a) − 32 (b) − 64

L L2

GM

(c) Zero (d) 32

L

21. There are two planets. The ratio of radius of the two planets is K but ratio of acceleration due to gravity

of both planets is g. What will be the ratio of their escape velocity

(a) (Kg)1/2 (b) (Kg)−1/2

(c) (Kg)2 (d) (Kg)−2

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22. If v e and v o represent the escape velocity and orbital velocity of a satellite corresponding to a circular

orbit of radius R, then

23. If r represents the radius of the orbit of a satellite of mass m moving around a planet of mass M, the

velocity of the satellite is given by

M GMm

(a) v2 = g (b) v2 =

r r

GM GM

(c) v= (d) v2 =

r r

24. Select the correct statement from the following

(a) The orbital velocity of a satellite increases with the radius of the orbit

(b) Escape velocity of a particle from the surface of the earth depends on the speed with which it is

fired

(c) The time period of a satellite does not depend on the radius of the orbit

(d) The orbital velocity is inversely proportional to the square root of the radius of the orbit

25. An earth satellite of mass m revolves in a circular orbit at a height h from the surface of the earth. R is

the radius of the earth and g is acceleration due to gravity at the surface of the earth. The velocity of the

satellite in the orbit is given by

gR 2

(a) (b) gR

R+h

gR gR 2

(c) (d)

R+h R+h

26. Consider a satellite going round the earth in an orbit. Which of the following statements is wrong

(a) It is a freely falling body (b) It suffers no acceleration

(c) It is moving with a constant speed (d) Its angular momentum remains constant

27. Two satellites of masses m1 and m 2 (m1 > m 2 ) are revolving round the earth in circular orbits of radius

r1 and r2 (r1 > r2 ) respectively. Which of the following statements is true regarding their speeds v1 and

v2 ?

v1 v 2

(c) v1 > v 2 (d) =

r1 r2

28. A satellite which is geostationary in a particular orbit is taken to another orbit. Its distance from the

centre of earth in new orbit is 2 times that of the earlier orbit. The time period in the second orbit is

(a) 4.8 hours (b) 48 2 hours

(c) 24 hours (d) 24 2 hours

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29. The ratio of the K.E. required to be given to the satellite to escape earth's gravitational field to the K.E.

required to be given so that the satellite moves in a circular orbit just above earth atmosphere is

(a) One (b) Two

(c) Half (d) Infinity

30. An astronaut orbiting the earth in a circular orbit 120 km above the surface of earth, gently drops a spoon

out of space-ship. The spoon will

(a) Fall vertically down to the earth

(b) Move towards the moon

(c) Will move along with space-ship

(d) Will move in an irregular way then fall down to earth

31. The period of a satellite in a circular orbit around a planet is independent of

(a) The mass of the planet (b) The radius of the planet

(c) The mass of the satellite (d) All the three parameters (a), (b) and (c)

32. The relay satellite transmits the T.V. programme continuously from one part of the world to another

because its

(a) Period is greater than the period of rotation of the earth

(b) Period is less than the period of rotation of the earth about its axis

(c) Period has no relation with the period of the earth about its axis

(d) Period is equal to the period of rotation of the earth about its axis

(e) Mass is less than the mass of the earth

33. Two satellites A and B go round a planet P in circular orbits having radii 4R and R respectively. If the

speed of the satellite A is 3V, the speed of the satellite B will be.

(a) 12 V (b) 6 V

4 3

(c) V (d) V

3 2

34. A geostationary satellite

(a) Revolves about the polar axis

(b) Has a time period less than that of the near earth satellite

(c) Moves faster than a near earth satellite

(d) Is stationary in the space

35. The orbital velocity of an artificial satellite in a circular orbit just above the earth's surface is v. For a

satellite orbiting at an altitude of half of the earth's radius, the orbital velocity is

3 3

(a) v (b) v

2 2

2 2

(c) v (d) v

3 3

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36. In a satellite if the time of revolution is T, then K.E. is proportional to

1 1

(a) (b)

T T2

1

(c) (d) T −2/3

T3

37. A satellite is moving around the earth with speed v in a circular orbit of radius r. If the orbit radius is

decreased by 1%, its speed will

(a) Increase by 1% (b) Increase by 0.5%

(c) Decrease by 1% (d) Decrease by 0.5%

38. A satellite whose mass is M, is revolving in circular orbit of radius r around the earth. Time of revolution

of satellite is

r5 r3

(a) T∝ (b) T∝

GM GM

r r3

(c) T∝ (d) T∝

GM 2 / 3 GM1 / 4

39. The periodic time of a communication satellite is

(a) 6 hours (b) 12 hours

(c) 18 hours (d) 24 hours

40. The distance of a geo-stationary satellite from the centre of the earth (Radius R = 6400 km) is nearest to

(a) 5 R (b) 7 R

(c) 10 R (d) 18 R

41. If Gravitational constant is decreasing in time, what will remain unchanged in case of a satellite orbiting

around earth

(a) Time period (b) Orbiting radius

(c) Tangential velocity (d) Angular velocity

42. If the gravitational force between two objects were proportional to 1/R (and not as 1/ R 2 ) where R is

separation between them, then a particle in circular orbit under such a force would have its orbital speed

v proportional to

(a) 1 / R 2 (b) R0

43. Potential energy of a satellite having mass ‘m’ and rotating at a height of 6.4 × 10 6 m from the earth

surface is

(a) −0.5 mgR e (b) − mgR e

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44. The figure shows the motion of a planet around the sun in an elliptical orbit with sun at the focus. The

shaded areas A and B are also shown in the figure which can be assumed to be equal. If t1 and t 2

represent the time for the planet to move from a to b and d to c respectively, then

(c) t1 = t 2 (d) t1 ≤ t 2

45. A planet moves around the sun. At a given point P, it is closest from the sun at a distance d1 and has a

speed v1 . At another point Q, when it is farthest from the sun at a distance d 2 , its speed will be

d12 v1 d 2 v1

(a) (b)

d22 d1

d1 v1 d22 v1

(c) (d)

d2 d12

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