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Science Delhi Set 3 2015-2016 CBSE (English Medium) Class 10 Question Paper Solution

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Science [Delhi Set 3]
Marks: 90 Academic Year: 2015-2016
Date & Time: 2nd March 2016, 10:30 am
Duration: 3h
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[1] 1

Select saturated hydrocarbons from the following: C3H6; C5H10; C4H10; C6H14; C2H4

Concept: Chains, Branches and Rings of Carbon Compound
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[1] 2

What happens when a Planaria gets cut into two pieces?

Concept: Asexual Reproduction in Plant
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?
[1] 3

Why are green plants called producers?

Concept: Food Chain
Chapter: [0.15] Our Environment
[2] 4

Define the power of a lens.

Concept: Power of a Lens
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction

What does sign of power (+ve or –ve) indicate?

Concept: Power of a Lens
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction

State power of a lens S.I. unit.

Concept: Power of a Lens
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction

How unit of power related to focal length of a lens?

Concept: Power of a Lens
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[2] 5

List four advantages of properly managed watershed management.

Concept: Water Management (Conservation of Water) - Fresh Water Management
Chapter: [0.16] Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
[2] 6

Out of the two-reuse and recycle-which, in your opinion, is better to practise? Give reason.

Concept: Case Study: Ganga Pollution and Ganga Action Plan
Chapter: [0.16] Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
[3] 7

Name the compound formed when ethanol is heated in excess of conc. sulphuric acid at 443 K. Also, write the chemical equation of the reaction stating the role of conc. sulphuric acid in it. What would happen if hydrogen is added to the product of this reaction in the presence of a catalyst such as palladium or nickel?

Concept: Ethanol
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[3] 8

When ethanol reacts with ethanoic acid in the presence of conc. H2SO4, a substance with fruity smell is produced. Answer the following:-

(i) State the class of compounds to which the fruity smelling compounds belong. Write the chemical equation for the reaction and write the chemical name of the product formed.

(ii) State the role of conc. H2SO4 in the reaction.

Concept: Ethanoic Acid
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[3] 9

Two elements ‘A’ and ‘B’ belong to the 3rd period of Modern periodic table and are in group 2 and 13, respectively. Compare their following characteristics in tabular form:-

(a) Number of electrons in their atoms

(b) Size of their atoms

(c) Their tendencies to lose electrons

(d) The formula of their oxides

(e) Their metallic character

(f) The formula of their chlorides

Concept: Periodic Properties
Chapter: [0.05] Periodic Classification of Elements
[3] 10

An element 'M' with electronic configuration (2, 8, 2) combines separately with (NO3), (SO4)2– and (PO4)3– radicals. Write the formula of the three compounds so formed. To which group and period of the Modern Periodic Table does the element 'M' belong? Will 'M' form covalent or ionic compounds? Give reason to justify your answer.

Concept: Periodic Properties
Chapter: [0.05] Periodic Classification of Elements
[3] 11

Answer the following question.
What is pollination? Explain the different types of pollination.

Concept: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?

Name and differentiate between the two modes of pollination in flowering plants.

Concept: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?
[3] 12

Suggest three contraceptive methods to control the size of human population, which is essential for the health and prosperity of a country. State the basic principle involved in each.

Concept: Human Reproductive System
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?
[3] 13

Name the parts A, B and C shown in the following diagram and state one function of each.

Concept: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?
[3] 14

In a monohybrid cross between tall pea plants (TT) and short pea plants (tt), a scientist obtained only tall pea plants (Tt) in the F1 generation. However, on selfing the F1 generation pea plants, he obtained both tall and short plants in F2 generation. On the basis of above observations with other angiosperms also, can the scientist arrive at a law? If yes, explain the law. If not, give justification for your answer.

Concept: Heredity
Chapter: [0.09] Heredity and Evolution
[3] 15

List three distinguishing features, in tabular form, between acquired traits and the inherited traits.

Concept: Evolution
Chapter: [0.09] Heredity and Evolution
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[3] 16

Draw a ray diagram to show the refraction of light through a glass slab and mark angle of refraction and the lateral shift suffered by the ray of light while passing through the slab.

Concept: Refraction of Light Through a Rectangular Glass Slab
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction

If the refractive index of glass for light going from air to glass is 3/2, find the refractive index of air for light going from glass to air.

Concept: Refractive Index
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[3] 17

State the cause of dispersion of white light passing through a glass prism. How did Newton show that white light of sun contains seven colours using two identical glass prisms. Draw a ray diagram to show the path of light when two identical glass prisms are arranged together in inverted position with respect to each other and a narrow beam of white light is allowed to fall obliquely on one of the focus of the first prism.

Concept: Dispersion of Light Through Prism and Formation of Spectrum
Chapter: [0.11] The Human Eye and the Colourful World
[3] 18

Give reason to justify the following: The existence of decomposers is essential in a biosphere.

Concept: Food Chain
Chapter: [0.15] Our Environment

Give reason to justify the following: Flow of energy in a food chain is unidirectional.

Concept: Food Chain
Chapter: [0.15] Our Environment
[5] 19
[2] 19.1

Define the following term in the context of spherical mirrors:- Pole

Concept: Spherical Mirrors
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction

Define the following term in the context of spherical mirrors:- Centre of curvature

Concept: Spherical Mirrors
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction

Define the following term in the context of spherical mirrors:- Principal axis

Concept: Spherical Mirrors
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction

Define the following term in the context of spherical mirrors:- Principal focus

Concept: Spherical Mirrors
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[2] 19.2

Draw ray diagrams to show the principal focus of a concave mirror.

Concept: Concave Mirror
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction

Draw ray diagrams to show the principal focus of a convex mirror.

Concept: Concave Mirror
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[1] 19.3

Consider the following diagram in which M is a mirror and P is an object and Q is its magnified image formed by the mirror.

State the type of the mirror M and one characteristic property of the image Q.

Concept: Concave Mirror
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[5] 20
[2] 20.1

Write the function of the following part of the human eye: Cornea

Concept: Human Eye: Structure of the Eye
Chapter: [0.11] The Human Eye and the Colourful World

Write the function of the following part of the human eye:- iris

Concept: Human Eye: Structure of the Eye
Chapter: [0.11] The Human Eye and the Colourful World

Write the function of the following part of the human eye: crystalline lens

Concept: Human Eye: Structure of the Eye
Chapter: [0.11] The Human Eye and the Colourful World

Write the function of the following part of the human eye: ciliary muscles

Concept: Human Eye: Structure of the Eye
Chapter: [0.11] The Human Eye and the Colourful World
[3] 20.2

Millions of people in the developing countries of the world are suffering from corneal blindness. These persons can be cured by replacing the defective cornea with the cornea of a donated eye. A charitable society of your city has organised a campaign in your neighbourhood in order to create awareness about this fact. If you are asked to participate in this mission, how would you contribute in this noble cause?

(i) State the objective of organising such campaigns.

(ii) List two arguments which you would give to motivate the people to donate their eyes after death.

(iii) List two values which are developed in the persons who actively participate and contribute in such programmes.

Concept: Eye Defect and Its Correction: Myopia Or Near-sightedness
Chapter: [0.11] The Human Eye and the Colourful World
[5] 21

(a) Draw a ray diagram to show the formation of an image by a convex lens when an object is placed in front of the lens between its optical centre and principal focus.

(b) In the above ray diagram, mark the object distance (u) and the image distance (v) with their proper signs (+ve or –ve as per the new Cartesian sign convention) and state how these distances are related to the focal length (f) of the convex lens in this case.

(c) Find the power of a convex lens which forms a real and inverted image of magnification –1 of an object placed at a distance of 20 cm from its optical centre.

Concept: Convex Lens
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[5] 22
[3] 22.1

Write the functions of the following parts in human female reproductive system:-

(i) Ovary

(ii) Oviduct

(iii) Uterus

Concept: Human Reproductive System
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?
[2] 22.2

Describe placenta structure.

Concept: Human Reproductive System
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?

Describe the function of placenta.

Concept: Human Reproductive System
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?
[5] 23

What is meant by speciation?

Concept: Speciation
Chapter: [0.09] Heredity and Evolution

List four factors that could lead to speciation. Which of them cannot be a major factor in the speciation of a self-pollinating plant species?. Give reason to justify your answer.

Concept: Speciation
Chapter: [0.09] Heredity and Evolution
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[5] 24
[3] 24.1

Give a chemical test to distinguish between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons.

Concept: Saturated and Unsaturated Carbon Compounds
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[1] 24.2

Name the products formed when ethane burns in the air. Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction showing the types of energies liberated.

Concept: Chemical Properties of Carbon Compound
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[1] 24.3

Why is the reaction between methane and chlorine in the presence of sunlight considered a substitution reaction?

Concept: Chemical Properties of Carbon Compound
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[1] 25

A student obtained a sharp image of a candle flame placed at the distant end of the laboratory table on a screen using a concave mirror to determine its focal length. The teacher suggested him to focus a distant building, about 1 km away from the laboratory, for getting more correct value of the focal length. In order to focus the distant building on the same screen, the student should slightly move the

(a) mirror away from the screen

(b) screen away from the mirror

(c) screen towards the mirror

(d) screen towards the building

Concept: Concave Mirror
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[1] 26

Select from the following the best experimental setup for tracing the path of a ray of light passing through a rectangular glass slab.

(a) P

(b) Q

(c) R

(d) S

Concept: Refraction of Light Through a Rectangular Glass Slab
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[1] 27

Study the following figure in which a student has marked the angle of incidence (∠i), angle of refraction (∠r), angle of emergence (∠e), angle of prism (∠A) and the angle of deviation (∠D). The correctly marked angles are

(a) ∠A and ∠i

(b) ∠A, ∠i and ∠r

(c) ∠A, ∠i, ∠e and ∠D

(d) ∠A, ∠i, ∠r and ∠D

Concept: Dispersion of Light Through Prism and Formation of Spectrum
Chapter: [0.11] The Human Eye and the Colourful World
[1] 28

To determine the approximate focal length of the given convex lens by focussing a distant object (say, a sign board), you try to focus the image of the object on a screen. The image you obtain on the screen is always

(a) erect and laterally inverted

(b) erect and diminished

(c) inverted and diminished

(d) virtual, inverted and diminished

Concept: Convex Lens
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[1] 29

Which of the following sets of materials can be used for conducting a saponification reaction for the preparation of soap?

(a) Ca(OH)2 and neem oil

(b) NaOH and neem oil

(c) NaOH and mineral oil

(d) Ca(OH)2 and mineral oil

Concept: Soap
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[1] 30

A student takes four test tubes marked P, Q, R and S of 25 mL capacity and fills 10 mL of distilled water in each. He dissolves one spoon full of four different salts in each as − KCl in P, NaCl in Q, CaCl2 in R and MgCl2 in S. He then adds about 2 mL of a sample of soap solution to each of the above test tubes. On shaking the contents of each of the test tubes, he is likely to observe a good amount of lather (foam) in the test tubes marked

(a) P and Q

(b) R and S

(c) P, Q and R

(d) P, Q and S

Concept: Soap
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[1] 31

Consider the following comments about saponification reactions:

I. Heat is evolved in these reactions.

II. For quick precipitation of soap, sodium chloride is added to the reaction mixtures.

III. Saponification reactions are a special kind of neutralisation reactions.

IV. Soaps are basic salts of long-chain fatty acids.

The correct comments are

(a) I, II and III

(b) II, III and IV

(c) I, II and IV

(d) Only I and IV

Concept: Ethanoic Acid
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
[1] 32

Which of the following is a correct set of homologous organs?

(a) Forelimbs of frog, bird and lizard

(b) Spine of cactus and thorn of bougainvillea

(c) Wings of bat and wings of butterfly

(d) Wings of a bird and wings of a bat

Concept: Evidence of Organic Evolution
Chapter: [0.09] Heredity and Evolution
[1] 33

A student has to perform the experiment "To identify the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed." Select from the following an appropriate group of seeds:

(a) Pea, gram, wheat

(b) Red kidney bean, maize, gram

(c) Maize, wheat, red kidney bean

(d) Red kidney bean, pea, gram

Concept: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?
[2] 34

Draw a labelled diagram to show that particular stage of binary fission in amoeba in which its nucleus elongates and divide into two and a constriction appears in its cell membrane.

Concept: Asexual Reproduction in Plant
Chapter: [0.08] How do Organisms Reproduce?
[2] 35

A student focuses the image of a well-illuminated distant object on a screen using a convex lens. After that, he gradually moves the object towards the lens and each time focuses its image on the screen by adjusting the lens.

(i) In which direction, towards the screen or away from the screen, does he move the lens?

(ii) What happens to the size of the image? Does it decrease or increase?

(iii) What happens to the image on the screen when he moves the object very close to the lens?

Concept: Convex Lens
Chapter: [0.1] Light - Reflection and Refraction
[2] 36

What do you observe when you drop a few drops of acetic acid to test tubes containing

(a) phenolphthalein

(b) distilled water

(c) universal indicator

(d) sodium hydrogen carbonate powder

Concept: Ethanoic Acid
Chapter: [0.04] Carbon and its Compounds
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