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Science Delhi(Set 3) 2019-2020 CBSE Class 10 Question Paper Solution

Science [Delhi(Set 3)]
Marks: 74Academic Year: 2019-2020
Date: February 2020
Duration: 3h
  • Section A - question no. 1 to 14 - all questions or parts thereof are of one mark each.
  • Section B - question no. 15 to 24 are short answer type questions, carrying 3 marks each. Answers to these questions should not exceed 50 to 60 words.
  • Section C - question no. 25 to 30 are long answer type questions, carrying 5 marks each.

SECTION - A
[1]1

Answer the following question.
Name a cyclic unsaturated carbon compound.

Concept: Versatile Nature of Carbon - Saturated and Unsaturated Carbon Compounds
Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] Carbon Compounds
[1]2

Answer the following question.
State an important advantage of using alternating current (a.c.) over direct current (d.c.).

Concept: Advantage of AC(Alternating Current) Over DC (Direct Current)
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Magnetic Effects of Current
[1]3

Answer the following question.
The growing size of the human population is a cause of concern for all people. The rate of birth and death in a given population will determine its size. Reproduction is the process by which organisms increase their population. The process of sexual maturation for reproduction is gradual and takes place while general body growth is still going on. Some degree of sexual maturation does not necessarily mean that the mind or body is ready for sexual acts or for having and bringing up children. Various contraceptive devices are being used by human beings to control the size of the population.

(a) List two common signs of sexual maturation in boys and girls.
(b) What is the result of reckless female foeticide?
(c) Which contraceptive method changes the hormonal balance of the body?
(d) Write two factors that determine the size of a population.

Concept: Reproduction Questions
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] Reproduction
[1]4

Answer the following question.
Human body is made up of five important components, of which water is the main component. Food, as well as potable water, are essential for every human being. The food is obtained from plants through agriculture.  Pesticides are being used extensively for a high yield in the fields. These pesticides are absorbed by the plants from the soil along with water and minerals and from the water bodies, these pesticides are taken up by the aquatic animals and plants. As these chemicals are not biodegradables, they get accumulated progressively at each trophic level. The maximum concentration of these chemicals gets accumulated in our bodies and greatly affects the health of our mind and body.

(a) Why is the maximum concentration of pesticides found in human beings?

(b) Give one method which could be applied to reduce our intake of pesticides through food to some extent.

(c) Various steps in a food chain represent :
(a) Food web
(b) Trophic level
(c) Ecosystem
(d) Biomagnification

(d) With regard to various food chains operating in an ecosystem, man is a:
(a) Consumer
(b) Producer
(c) Producer and consumer
(d) Producer and decomposer

Concept: Components of Eco System - Food Chains and Webs
Chapter: [0.052000000000000005] Our Environment
[1]5

Choose the correct option from given alternative:
Which one of the following is responsible for the sustenance of underground water?

Loss of vegetation cover

Diversion for high water demanding crops

 Pollution from urban wastes

Afforestation

Concept: Natural Resources - Water for All - Water Harvesting
Chapter: [0.051] Management of Natural Resources
[1]6

Choose the correct option from given alternative:
Incomplete combustion of coal and petroleum :
(A) increases air pollution.
(B) increases the efficiency of machines.
(C) reduces global warming.
(D) produce poisonous gases.

(A) and (B)

(A) and (D)

(B) and (C)

(C) and (D)

Concept: Chemical Properties of Carbon Compounds - Combustion
Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] Carbon Compounds
[1]7

Choose the correct option from given alternative:
When sodium hydrogen carbonate is added to ethanoic acid a gas evolves. Consider the following statements about the gas evolved?
(A) It turns lime water milky.
(B) It is evolved with brisk effervescence.
(C) It has a smell of burning sulfur.
(D) It is also a by-product of respiration.

(A) and (B) only

(B) and (D) only

(A), (C) and (D)

(A), (B) and (D)

Concept: Properties of Ethanoic Acid
Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] Carbon Compounds
[1]8

Choose the correct option from given alternative:
When a small amount of acid is added to water, the phenomena which occur are:
(A) Dilution
(B) Neutralization
(C) Formation of H3O+ ions
(D) Salt formation

 (A) and (C)

 (B) and (D)

 (A) and (B)

 (C) and (D)

Concept: Acid Or a Base in a Water Solution
Chapter: [0.013999999999999999] Acids, Bases and Salts
[1]9
[1]9.1

Choose the correct option from given alternative:
A real image is formed by the light rays after reflection or refraction when they:
(A) actually meet or intersect with each other.
(B) actually converge at a point
(C) appear to meet when they are produced in the backward direction.
(D) appear to diverge from a point.
Which of the above statements are correct?

(A) and (D)

(B) and (D)

(A) and (B)

(B) and (C)

Concept: Light Reflection and Refraction Introduction
Chapter: [0.03] Natural Phenomena
OR
[1]9.2

Choose the correct option from given alternative:
Consider the following properties of virtual images:
(A) cannot be projected on the screen
(B) are formed by both concave and convex lens
(C) are always erect
(D) are always inverted

(A) and (D)

(A) and (B)

(A), (B) and (C)

(A), (B) and (D)

Concept: Representation of Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors Using Ray Diagrams - Concave Mirror
Chapter: [0.03] Natural Phenomena
[1]10
[1]10.1

Choose the correct option from given alternative: 
At the time of short circuit, the electric current in the circuit :

vary continuously

does not change.

reduces substantially

increases heavily

Concept: Electric Current and Circuit
Chapter: [0.042] Effects of Current
OR
[1]10.2

Choose the correct option from given alternative: 
Two bulbs of 100 W and 40 W are connected in series. The current through the 100 W bulb is 1A. The current through the 40W bulb will be:

0.4 A

0.6 A

0.8 A

1 A

Concept: Resistance of a System of Resistors - Resistors in Series
Chapter: [0.042] Effects of Current
[1]11
[1]11.1

Calcium oxide reacts vigorously with water to produce slaked lime.
\[\ce{CaO{(s)} + H2O(l) -> Ca(OH)2(aq)}\]
This reaction can be classified as:
(A) Combination reaction
(B) Exothermic reaction
(C) Endothermic reaction
(D) Oxidation reaction

(A) and (C)

(C) and (D)

(A), (C) and (D)

(A) and (B)

Concept: Types of Chemical Reactions - Combination Reaction
Chapter: [0.015] Chemical Reactions
OR
[1]11.2

Choose the correct option from given alternative: 
When hydrogen sulphide gas is passed through a blue solution of copper sulphate, a black precipitate of copper sulphide is obtained and the sulphuric acid so formed remains in the solution. The reaction is an example of a:

Combination reaction

Displacement reaction

Decomposition reaction

Double displacement reaction

Concept: Types of Chemical Reactions - Double Displacement Reaction
Chapter: [0.015] Chemical Reactions
[1]12

Choose the correct option from given alternative: 
In a double displacement reaction such as the reaction between sodium sulphate solution and barium chloride solution:
(A) exchange of atoms takes place
(B) exchange of ions takes place
(C) a precipitate is produced
(D) an insoluble salt is produced

(B) and (D)

(A) and (C)

only (B)

(B), (C) and (D)

Concept: Types of Chemical Reactions - Double Displacement Reaction
Chapter: [0.015] Chemical Reactions
[1]13

Two statements are given - one labelled Assertion (A) and the other labelled Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Esterification is a process in which a sweet-smelling substance is produced.
Reason (R): When esters react with sodium hydroxide an alcohol and sodium salt of carboxylic acid are obtained.

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of the Assertion.

Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of the Assertion.

A is true but R is false.

A is false but R is true.

Concept: Properties of Ethanoic Acid
Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] Carbon Compounds
[1]14

Two statements are given - one labelled Assertion (A) and the other labelled Reason (R).
Assertion (A): A solar cooker cooks the meal due to the greenhouse effect.
Reason (R): The plane mirror is responsible for producing the greenhouse effect.

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of the Assertion.

Both A and R true but R is not the correct explanation of the Assertion.

A is true but R is false.

A is false but R is true.

Concept: Alternative or Non-conventional Sources of Energy - Solar Energy
Chapter: [0.053] Sources of Energy
SECTION-B
[3]15
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[1]15.1

Answer the following question.
Write the mathematical expression for Joule's law of heating.

Concept: Heating Effect of Electric Current
Chapter: [0.042] Effects of Current
[2]15.2

Solve the following question.
Compute the heat generated while transferring 96000 coulombs of charge in two hours through a potential difference of 40 V.

Concept: Heating Effect of Electric Current
Chapter: [0.042] Effects of Current
[3]16

Draw a labeled diagram to show
(i) the reddish appearance of the sun at the sunrise or the sunset and
(ii) white appearance of the sun at noon when it is overhead.

Concept: Some Natural Phenomena Due to Sunlight
Chapter: [0.03] Natural Phenomena
[3]17
[2]17.1
[1]17.1.1

Draw the structures for ethanol.

Concept: Properties of Ethanol
Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] Carbon Compounds
[1]17.1.2

 Draw the structures for ethanoic acid.

Concept: Concept of Carbon
Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] Carbon Compounds
[1]17.2

Answer the following question.
Why is the conversion of ethanol to ethanoic acid considered an oxidation reaction? Write the oxidizing agent used in the reaction involved.

Concept: Properties of Ethanol
Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] Carbon Compounds
[3]18
[3]18.1

Name the parts (a) to (e) in the following diagram.

What is the term given to the sequence of events occurring in the diagram?

Concept: Animals – Nervous System
Chapter: [0.023] Control and Co-ordination in Animals and Plants
[3]18.2
OR
[1]18.2.1

Answer the following question.
What is tropism?

Concept: Coordination in Plants - Immediate Response to Stimulus
Chapter: [0.023] Control and Co-ordination in Animals and Plants
[2]18.2.2

Answer the following question.
How do auxins promote the growth of a tendril around a support?

Concept: Coordination in Plants - Movement Due to Growth
Chapter: [0.023] Control and Co-ordination in Animals and Plants
[3]19
[3]19.1

Answer the following question:
Why is the Tyndall effect shown by colloidal particles? State four instances of observing the Tyndall effect.

Concept: Some Natural Phenomena Due to Sunlight
Chapter: [0.03] Natural Phenomena
OR
[3]19.2

Answer the following question:
Differentiate between a glass slab and a glass prism. What happens when a narrow beam of
(i) a monochromatic light, and
(ii) white light passes through
(a) glass slab and
(b) glass prism?

Concept: Dispersion by a Prism
Chapter: [0.03] Natural Phenomena
[3]20

Explain the term: Pollination. 

Concept: Reproduction - Introduction
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] Reproduction

Answer the following question.
State significance of pollination.

Concept: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] Reproduction

Differentiate between self-pollination and cross-pollination.

Concept: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] Reproduction
[3]21
[3]21.1

Answer the following question:
List the important products of the Chlor-alkali process. Write one important use of each.

Concept: Chemicals from Common Salt - Preparation and Uses of Sodium Hydroxide
Chapter: [0.013999999999999999] Acids, Bases and Salts
OR
[3]21.2

Answer the following question.
How is washing soda prepared from sodium carbonate? Give its chemical equation. State the type of this salt. Name the type of hardness of water that can be removed by it?

Concept: Chemicals from Common Salt - Preparation and Uses of Washing Soda
Chapter: [0.013999999999999999] Acids, Bases and Salts
[3]22

Answer the following question:
1 g of copper powder was taken in a China dish and heated. What change takes place on heating? When hydrogen gas is passed over this heated substance, a visible change is seen in it. Give the chemical equations of reactions, the name and the color of the products formed in each case.

Concept: Chemical Equation
Chapter: [0.015] Chemical Reactions
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[3]23

Solve the following question:
The near point of the eye of a person is 50 cm. Find the nature and power of the corrective lens required by the person to enable him to see clearly the objects placed at 25 cm from the eye?

Concept: Defects of Vision and Their Correction
Chapter: [0.03] Natural Phenomena
[3]24

Answer the following question:
What are homologous structures? Give an example. Is it necessary that homologous structures always have a common ancestor? Justify your answer.

Concept: Evolution and Classification - Tracing Evolutionary Relationships
Chapter: [0.021] Heredity and Evolution
Section C
[5]25
[5]25.1

Draw a ray diagram in each of the following cases to show the formation of image, when the object is placed :

(i) between the optical centre and principal focus of a convex lens.
(ii) anywhere in front of a concave lens.
(iii) at 2F of a convex lens.
State the signs and values of magnifications in the above-mentioned cases (i) and (ii).

Concept: Reflection of Light - Spherical Mirrors
Chapter: [0.03] Natural Phenomena
OR
[5]25.2

An object 4.0 cm in size, is placed 25.0 cm in front of a concave mirror of focal length 15.0 cm.

(i) At what distance from the mirror should a screen be placed in order to obtain a sharp image?
(ii) Find the size of the image.
(iii) Draw a ray diagram to show the formation of the image in this case.

Concept: Refraction of Light - Image Formation by Lenses - Convex Lens
Chapter: [0.03] Natural Phenomena
[5]26
[3]26.1

Answer the following question:
What is the law of dominance of traits? Explain with an example.

Concept: Human Evolution
Chapter: [0.021] Heredity and Evolution
[2]26.2

Answer the following question.
Why are the traits acquired during the life-time-of-an individual not inherited? Explain.

Concept: Heredity - Inherited Traits
Chapter: [0.021] Heredity and Evolution
[5]27
[5]27.1
[3]27.1.1

Answer the following question.
A gas is released during photosynthesis. Name the gas and also state the way by which the gas is evolved.

Concept: Concept of Respiration
Chapter: [0.024] Life Processes
[2]27.1.2

Answer the following question.
What are stomata? What governs the opening and closing of stomata?

Concept: Concept of Transportation
Chapter: [0.024] Life Processes
OR
[5]27.2
[2]27.2.1

Draw a diagram of the human alimentary canal and label - gall bladder, pancreas, liver, and small intestine on it.

Concept: Nutrition - Nutrition in Human Beings
Chapter: [0.024] Life Processes
[3]27.2.2

Answer the following question.
Give two reasons to explain why the absorption of digested food occurs mainly in the small intestine.

Concept: Nutrition - Nutrition in Human Beings
Chapter: [0.024] Life Processes
[5]28

Answer the following question:
Carbon cannot reduce the oxides of sodium, magnesium, and aluminum to their respective metals. Why? Where are these metals placed in the reactivity series? How are these metals obtained from their ores? Take an example to explain the process of extraction along with chemical equations.

Concept: Extraction of Metals from Ore
Chapter: [0.012] Metals and Non Metals
[5]29
[5]29.1

The position of certain elements in the Modern Periodic Table is shown below:

Using the above table answer the following questions giving reasons in each case :
(i) Which element will form only covalent compounds?
(ii) Which element is a non-metal with valency 2?
(iii) Which element is a metal with valency 2?
(iv) Out of H, C, and F which has the largest atomic size?
(v) To which family does H, C, and F belong?

Concept: Trends in the Modern Periodic Table
Chapter: [0.013000000000000001] Periodic Classification of Elements
OR
[5]29.2

Answer the following question.
Define the atomic size. Give its unit of measurement. In the modern periodic table what trend is observed in the atomic radius in a group and a period and why is it so?

Concept: The Modern Periodic Table
Chapter: [0.013000000000000001] Periodic Classification of Elements
[5]30
[3]30.1

Answer the following question.
Explain with the help of the pattern of magnetic field lines the distribution of the magnetic field due to a current-carrying a circular loop.

Concept: Magnetic Field Due to a Current Through a Circular Loop
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Magnetic Effects of Current
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[2]30.2

Answer the following question:
Why is it that the magnetic field of a current-carrying coil having n turns, is 'n' times as large as that produced by a single turn (loop)?

Concept: Magnetic Field Due to a Current Through a Circular Loop
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Magnetic Effects of Current
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