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Curved Mirrors

1. Which of the following ray diagram could be correct ? (1988-18)

A. (1) only
B. (2) only
C. (3) only
D. (1) and (3) only
E. (1), (2) and (3)

2. An object is placed in front of a concave mirror. A magnified and erect


image is formed. When the object is moved slightly towards the
mirror, the image (1989-11)

A. becomes larger and remains erect.


B. becomes smaller and remains erect.
C. disappears.
D. becomes larger and inverted.

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E. becomes smaller and inverted.

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3. Which of the following statements about the headlamp of a car is/are
correct ? (1989-15)

(1) The curved mirror used in the headlamp of a car must be


convex.
(2) The bulb of the headlamp is placed at the center of curvature
of the curved mirror.
(3) The bulb of the headlamp is placed at the focus of the curved
mirror.

A. (1) only
B. (2) only
C. (3) only
D. (1) and (2) only
E. (1) and (3) only

4. A fixed concave mirror is used to form a real, inverted and diminished


image of an object on a screen. If the screen is moved slightly away
from the mirror, how should the object be moved in order to form a
sharp image on the screen again ? What is the change in magnification
of the image ? (1990-13)

Movement of the object Magnification

towards the mirror increases


towards the mirror decreases
away from the mirror increases
away from the mirror decreases
away from the mirror no change

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5. Which of the following arrangements will enable an image of the
object PQ to be formed on a screen ? (1990-12)

A. (1) only
B. (2) only
C. (1) and (3) only
D. (2) and (3) only
E. (1), (2) and (3)

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6. If F and C are the focus and the centre of curvature of the concave
mirror respectively, which of the following ray diagrams is correct ?
(1991-14)

Ans.: E

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7. A rear-view driving mirror may be either plane or convex. Which of
the following is/are the advantage(s) of using a convex mirror over a
plane mirror ? (1992-14)

(1) A convex mirror produces an erect image.


(2) A convex mirror produces a virtual image.
(3) A convex mirror provides a wider field of vision.

A. (1) only
B. (3) only
C. (1) and (2) only
D. (2) and (3) only
E. (1), (2) and (3)

8.

The above diagram shows the reflection of two parallel light rays at a
concave mirror. PA is the principal axis of the mirror. What is the
radius of curvature of the mirror ? (1992-15)

A. 5 cm
B. 10 cm
C. 20 cm
D. 25 cm
E. 50 cm

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9. If F and C are the focus and centre of curvature of the convex mirror
respectively, which of the following ray diagrams is correct ?
(1993-10)

Ans.: D

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10.

In the above diagram, the image I of an object O is produced by a


concave mirror. What should the positions of this mirror and its
principal focus be ? (1994-15)

Position of mirror Position of principal focus


A. Q P
B. R P
C. R Q
D. S R
E. T S

11.

An object is placed in front of a concave mirror as shown above,


where F denotes the focus of the mirror. Which of the following
correctly describes the nature of the image formed ? (1996-11)

A. real, inverted and diminished


B. real, inverted and magnified
C. virtual, inverted and magnified
D. virtual, erect and diminished
E. virtual, erect and magnified

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12.

An object O forms an image I in a convex mirror. The above diagram


shows how two rays from the top of the object ace reflected by the
mirror. Which of the following distances denotes the focal length of
the mirror ? (1995-15)

A. PS
B. PT
C. QR
D. QS
E. QT

13. Which of the following correctly describes the nature of the image of
an object formed by a convex mirror ? (1997-11)

A. virtual, diminished and formed between the mirror and the


principal focus
B. virtual, diminished and formed between the object and the
mirror
C. virtual, magnified and formed between the principal focus and
the centre of curvature
D. real, diminished and formed between the mirror and the
principal focus
E. real, magnified and formed between the principal focus and
the centre of curvature

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14.

If f denotes the focal length of the above convex mirror, which of the
following ray diagrams is correct ? (1996-12)

Ans.: E

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15.

In the above diagram, the image I of an object O is produced by a


concave mirror. Where should the positions of the mirror and its
principal focus be ? (1997-13)

Position of mirror Position of principal focus


A. P Q
B. P R
C. Q R
D. R S
E. R Q

16. Which of the following is/are correct application(s) of concave mirrors


? (1997-14)

(1) Shaving mirrors


(2) Rear-view driving mirrors
(3) Reflectors for car headlights

A. (2) only
B. (3) only
C. (1) and (2) only
D. (1) and (3) only
E. (1), (2) and (3)

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17.

An object is placed x cm in front of a concave mirror and a real image


is formed y cm in front of the mirror as shown above. If the object is
now placed y cm in front of the mirror, which of the following
statements is/are correct ? (1998-13)

(1) The new image is virtual.


(2) The new image is formed at a distance x cm in front of the
mirror.
x
(3) The magnification of the new image is .
y

A. (1) only
B. (2) only
C. (1) and (3) only
D. (2) and (3) only
E. (1), (2) and (3)

1st statement 2nd statement

18. Concave mirrors are used as D Concave mirrors can give an


rear-view mirrors in cars. erect and magnified image.
(1988-44)

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