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Class 10 Maths – Chapter Polynomials – Test Paper-1

Time: 1 Hr MM: 30

MCQs (1-5) – 1 Mark Each


Q1: If the zeroes of the quadratic polynomial x2 + (a + 1) x + b are 2 and –3, then
(A) a = –7, b = –1 (B) a = 5, b = –1 (C) a = 2, b = – 6 (D) a = 0, b = – 6

Q2: The number of polynomials having zeroes as –2 and 5 is


(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) more than 3

Q3: If one of the zeroes of the cubic polynomial x3 + ax2 + bx + c is –1, then the product of the
other two zeroes is
(A) b – a + 1 (B) b – a – 1 (C) a – b + 1 (D) a – b –1

Q4: The zeroes of the quadratic polynomial x2 + 99x + 127 are


(A) both positive (B) both negative
(C) one positive and one negative (D) both equal

Q5: If the zeroes of the quadratic polynomial ax2 + bx + c, c ≠ 0 are equal, then
(A) c and a have opposite signs (B) c and b have opposite signs
(C) c and a have the same sign (D) c and b have the same sign

Short Answer Questions (2 marks each)


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Q6: Find the zeroes of the polynomial x + x – 2 , and verify the relation between the
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coefficients and the zeroes of the polynomial.

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Q7: Find a quadratic polynomial whose sum and product of the zeroes is and –1 respectively.
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Q8: The graphs of y = p(x) are given below, for some polynomials p(x). Find the number of zeroes
of p(x), in each case.

Q9: Draw the graph of the polynomial x2 – 3x – 10. Read off the zeroes of the polynomial from the
graph.

Q10: Show that the polynomial p(x) = x2 – 4x + 9 have no real zeroes.

3 – Mark Questions
Q11: Divide the polynomial f(x) = x – 3x2 + 4x + 5 by the polynomial 1 – x + x2 and verify the
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division algorithm.

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Class 10 Maths – Chapter Polynomials – Test Paper-1
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Q12: Obtain all the zeroes of the polynomial 3x4+ 6x3 – 2x2 – 10x – 5, if two of its zeroes are

√5
3
and −
√5
3
.

Q13: If the remainder on division of x3 + 2x2 + kx +3 by x – 3 is 21, find the quotient and the value
of k. Hence, find the zeroes of the cubic polynomial x3 + 2x2 + kx – 18.

Q14: If the zeroes of the polynomial x3 – 3x2 + x + 1 are a – b, a, a + b, find a and b.

Q15: If α and β are the zeroes of the polynomial 6y2 -7y+2, find a quadratic polynomial whose
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zeroes are and
α β

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Class 10 Maths – Chapter Polynomials – Test Paper-1
Time: 1 Hr MM: 30

Answers: 1- 6 : NCERT Exemplar


Q 7 -12: Amit Bajaj
Q13-Q14 : NCERT
Q15: Sakshi (C:\sandeep\cl10\cl10maths_sakshi\Polynomials(1).pdf)

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