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Q.1 Which of the following cannot be charged easily by friction? (a) A plastic scale (b) A copper rod (c) An inflated balloon (d) A woollen cloth Q.2 Describe the construction of a kaleidoscope. Q.3 A child staying in a coastal region tests the drinking water and also the seawater with his tester. He finds that the compass needle deflects more in the case of seawater. Can you explain the reason? Q.4 Word game: Use the clues to work out the words. Across 3. Protruding voice box in boys 4. Glands without ducts 7. Endocrine gland attached to brain 8. Secretion of endocrine glands 9. Pancreatic hormone 10. Female hormone Down 1. Male hormone 2. Secretes thyroxin 3. Another term for teenage 5. Hormone reaches here through blood stream 6. Voice box 7. Term for changes at adolescence Q.5 The table below shows the data on likely heights of boys and girls as they grow in age. Draw graphs showing height and age for both boys and girls on the same graph paper. What conclusions can be drawn from these graphs?

Q.6 When a glass rod is rubbed with a piece of


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silk cloth the rod (a) and the cloth both acquire positive charge. (b) becomes positively charged while the cloth has a negative charge. (c) and the cloth both acquire negative charge. (d) becomes negatively charged while the cloth has a positive charge. Q.7 Does pure water conduct electricity? If not, what can we do to make it conducting? Q.8 Name the scale on which the destructive energy of an earthquake is measured. An earthquake measures 3 on this scale. Would it be recorded by a seismograph? Is it likely to cause much damage? Q.9 List three states in India where earthquakes are more likely to strike. Q.10 Explain how CO2 is able to control fires. Q.11 Abida and Ramesh were doing an experiment in which water was to be heated in a beaker. Abida kept the beaker near the wick in the yellow part of the candle flame. Ramesh kept the beaker in the outermost part of the flame. Whose water will get heated in a shorter time? Q.12 What is the term used for secretions of endocrine glands responsible for changes taking place in the body? Q.13 Which of the following voices is likely to have minimum frequency?

(a) Baby girl (b) Baby boy (c) A man (d) A woman Q.14 Fill in the blanks with suitable words. (a) Time taken by an object to complete one oscillation is called _________. (b) Loudness is determined by the ________ of vibration. (c) The unit of frequency is _________. (d) Unwanted sound is called _________. (e) Shrillness of a sound is determined by the _________ of vibration. Q.15 The bulb does not glow in the setup shown in Figure List the possible reasons. Explain your answer.

Q.16 Identify the part which vibrates to produce sound in the following instruments. (a) Dholak (b) Sitar (c) Flute Q.17 Describe with the help of a diagram an instrument which can be used to detect a charged body.

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Q.18 Is it safe for the electrician to carry out electrical repairs outdoors during heavy downpour? Explain. Q.19 Compare LPG and wood as fuels. Q.20 Choose the correct option. (a) Adolescents should be careful about what they eat, because (i) proper diet develops their brains. (ii) proper diet is needed for the rapid growth taking place in their body. (iii) adolescents feel hungry all the time. (iv) taste buds are well developed in teenagers. (b) Reproductive age in women starts when their (i) menstruation starts. (ii) breasts start developing. (iii) body weight increases. (iv) height increases. (c) The right meal for adolescents consists of (i) chips, noodles, coke. (ii) chapatti, dal, vegetables. (iii) rice, noodles and burger. (iv) vegetable cutlets, chips and lemon drink. Q.21 Gurmit wanted to perform Activity 16.8 using a laser torch. Her teacher advised her not to do so. Can you explain the basis of the teachers advice? Q.22 Write T against true and F against false in the following statements.

(a) Like charges attract each other. (T / F) (b) A charged glass rod attracts a charged plastic straw. (T / F) (c) Lightning conductor cannot protect a building from lightning. (T/F) (d) Earthquakes can be predicted in advance. (T / F) Q.23 Name the unit in which the calorific value of a fuel is expressed. Q.24 Sketch larynx and explain its function in your own words. Q.25 Differentiate between regular and diffused reflection. Does diffused reflection mean the failure of the laws of reflection? Q.26 Fill in the blanks. (a) Most liquids that conduct electricity are solutions of ________, _______ and ________. (b) The passage of an electric current through a solution causes _________ effects. (c) If you pass current through copper sulphate solution, copper gets deposited on the plate connected to the __________ terminal of the battery. (d) The process of depositing a layer of any desired metal on another material by means of electricity is called _________. Q.27 Sometimes, a crackling sound is heard while taking off a sweater during winters. Explain.

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Q.28 Suppose you are outside your home and an earthquake strikes. What precaution would you take to protect yourself? Q.29 Two mirrors meet at right angles. A ray of light is incident on one at an angle of 30 as shown in Figure. Draw the reflected ray from the second mirror.

Q.34 Explain why a charged body loses its charge if we touch it with our hand. Q.35 What is menstruation? Explain. Q.36 Can the process of rusting be called combustion? Discuss. Q.37 Suggest three measures to protect ourselves from lightning. Q.38 Angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection. (a) Always

Q.30 Describe an activity to show that the incident ray, the reflected ray and the normal at the point of incidence lie in the same plane. Q.31 What is the angle of incidence of a ray if the reflected ray is at an angle of 90 to the incident ray? Q.32 Write notes on (a) Adams apple. (b) Secondary sexual characters. (c) Sex determination in the unborn baby. Q.33 (a) Find out the position of the image of an object situated at A in the plane mirror (Figure). (b) Can Paheli at B see this image? (c) Can Boojho at C see this image? (d) When Paheli moves from B to C, where does the image of A move?

(b) Sometimes (c) Under special conditions (d) Never Q.39 Suppose you are in a dark room. Can you see objects in the room? Can you see objects outside the room? Explain. Q.40 Name three liquids, which when tested in the manner shown in Figure may cause the magnetic needle to deflect.

Q.41 Your parents are going to buy a house. They have been offered one on the roadside and another three lanes away from the roadside. Which house would you suggest

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your parents should buy? Explain your answer. Q.42 Explain in what way noise pollution is harmful to humans. Q.43 Make a labelled diagram of a candle flame. Q.44 Fill in the blanks: (a) Burning of wood and coal causes _________ of air. (b) A liquid fuel used in homes is ___________. (c) Fuel must be heated to its ___________ before it starts burning. (d) Fire produced by oil cannot be controlled by _________. Q.45 What is the difference between noise and music? Can music become noise sometimes? Q.46 Draw a labelled sketch of the human eye. Q.47 What are sex hormones? Why are they named so? State their function. Q.48 List changes in the body that take place at puberty.

involving electrical equipment. (b) LPG is a better domestic fuel than wood. (c) Paper by itself catches fire easily whereas a piece of paper wrapped around an aluminium pipe does not. Q.52 In the following statements, tick T against those which are true, and F against those which are false. (a) Sound cannot travel in vacuum. (T / F) (b) The number of oscillations per second of a vibrating object is called its time period. (T / F) (c) If the amplitude of vibration is large, sound is feeble. (T / F) (d) For human ears, the audible range is 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. (T / F) (e) The lower the frequency of vibration, the higher is the pitch. (T / F) (f) Unwanted or unpleasant sound is termed as music. (T / F) (g) Noise pollution may cause partial hearing impairment. (T/F) Q.53 In case of a fire, before the firemen use the

Q.49 Explain why a charged balloon is repelled by another charged balloon whereas an uncharged balloon is attracted by another charged balloon?

water hoses, they shut off the main electrical supply for the area. Explain why they do this. Q.54 The weather department has predicted that

Q.50 List sources of noise pollution in your surroundings. Q.51 Give reasons. (a) Water is not used to control fires

a thunderstorm is likely to occur on a certain day. Suppose you have to go out on that day. Would you carry an umbrella? Explain.

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Q.55 Mention against each of the following whether regular or diffused reflection will take place when a beam of light strikes. Justify your answer in each case. (a) Polished wooden table (b) Chalk powder (c) Cardboard surface (d) Marble floor with water spread over it (e) Mirror (f) Piece of paper Q.56 The sound from a mosquito is produced when it vibrates its wings at an average rate of 500 vibrations per second. What is the time period of the vibration? Q.57 In an experiment 4.5 kg of a fuel was completely burnt. The heat produced was measured to be 180,000 kJ. Calculate the calorific value of the fuel. Q.58 State the laws of reflection. Q.59 Fill in the blanks in the following. (a) A person 1 m in front of a plane mirror seems to be ____ __ m away from his image. (b) If you touch your ________ ear with your right hand in front of a plane mirror, it will be seen in the mirror that your right ear is touched with your _________. (c) The size of the pupil becomes ________ when you see in dim light. (d) Night birds have _________ cones than rods in their eyes. Q.60 Explain how you can take care of your

eyes. Q.61 A tester is used to check the conduction of electricity through two liquids, labelled A and B. It is found that the bulb of the tester glows brightly for liquid A while it glows very dimly for liquid B. You would conclude that (i) liquid A is a better conductor than liquid B. (ii) liquid B is a better conductor than liquid A. (iii) both liquids are equally conducting. (iv) conducting properties of liquid cannot be compared in this manner.A tester is used to check the conduction of electricity through two liquids, labelled A and B. It is found that the bulb of the tester glows brightly for liquid A while it glows very dimly for liquid B. You would conclude that (i) Liquid A is a better conductor than liquid B. (ii) Liquid B is a better conductor than liquid A. (iii) Both liquids are equally conducting. (iv) Conducting properties of liquid cannot be compared in this manner. Q.62 Which zone of a flame does a goldsmith use for melting gold and silver and why? Q.63 Explain how the use of CNG in automobiles has reduced pollution in our cities.

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Q.64 Choose the correct answer. Sound can travel through (a) gases only (b) solids only (c) liquids only (d) solids, liquids and gases. Q.65 It is difficult to burn a heap of green leaves but dry leaves catch fire easily. Explain. Q.66 Image formed by a plane mirror is (a) virtual, behind the mirror and enlarged. (b) virtual, behind the mirror and of the same size as the object. (c) real at the surface of the mirror and enlarged. (d) real, behind the mirror and of the same size as the object. Q.67 Lightning and thunder take place in the sky at the same time and at the same distance from us. Lightning is seen earlier and thunder is heard later. Can you explain? Q.68 Prepare a table having two columns depicting names of endocrine glands and hormones secreted by them. Q.69 Paheli had heard that rain water is as good as distilled water. So, she collected some rain water in a clean glass tumbler and tested it using a tester. To her surprise, she found that the compass needle showed deflection. What could be the reasons? Q.70 List conditions under which combustion can take place.

Q.71 Define adolescence. Q.72 When the free ends of a tester are dipped into a solution, the magnetic needle shows deflection. Can you explain the reason? Q.73 Prepare a list of objects around you that are electroplated. Q.74 How many images of a candle will be formed if it is placed between two parallel plane mirrors separated by 40 cm? Q.75 A pendulum oscillates 40 times in 4 seconds. Find its time period and frequency.

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