SCIENCE—2003 (Set I—Outside Delhi)


Q. 1. Name the process by which energy is produced in a nuclear reactor. 1

Q. 2. Which one of the following groups are (a) most reactive and (b) least reactive metal? Au, Na, Cu, Ca 1

Q. 3. The mass of a star is about 900 times that of our Sun. Explain what would happen to its core after red giant phase. 1

Q. 4. What is the special name of those days when the Sun rises exactly in the east? 1

Q. 5. What is meant by ‘persistence of vision’? 1

Q. 6. Name the places of our country where fields of natural gas are found. Why is it called a clean fuel? Give two reasons.
How are fossil fuels formed? How these fossil fuels were made? 2

Q. 7. Define the term ‘alloy’, Write two advantages of making alloys. 2

Q. 8. State the characteristic of satellite used for communication purposes. Write the main function of a transponder in communication satellites. 2

Q. 9. What type of mixtures are separated by fractional distillation? Name the fraction of crude oil whose boiling point is more than 3500C. Where is it mostly used as a fuel? 2

Q. 10. 48 kJ of energy is produced per minute in a nuclear reactor. Calculate the number of fissions which would be taking place in the reactor per second, if the energy released per fission is 3.2 x 10-11 J. 2

Q. 11. State and explain Le-çhatelier’s principle. 3

Q. 12. Describe the process of manufacture of ordinary glass. Explain with the help of labelled diagram. 3

Q. 13. Derive the mirror formula. 3
Derive the lens formula. 3

Q. 14. What is mirage? Explain how it occurs. 3

Q. 15. A bulb is rated at 200 V-100 W. What is its resistance? Five such bulbs burn for 4 hours. What is the electrical energy consumed? Calculate the cost if the rate is 50 paise per unit. 3

Q. 16. What are the factors on which the strength of magnetic field produced by current carrying solenoid depends? 3

Q. 17. A solution of copper sulphate was kept in an iron pot. After a few days, the iron pot was found to have a number of holes in it. Explain with the help of equation what reaction took place. 3

Q. 18. Give the working and construction of a nuclear reactor used to generate electricity. 5

Q. 19. Differentiate between raw natural rubber and vulcanised natural rubber. Name one substance which is used as a filler in rubber objects. Give one use of the vulcanized hardened rubber. 5

Q. 20. Give the physical and chemical differences between metals and non-metals.5
Explain Baeyer’s process. 5


Q. 21. What is the role of decomposers in our biotic environment? 1

Q. 22. What measures have been taken for conservation of wildlife? State any three measures. 1

Q. 23. Which gland secretes the growth hormone? 1

Q. 24. What is meant by osmoregulation? Explain the importance of osmoregulation for body cells. 2

Q. 25. Distinguish between tropic and nastic movements of plants. 2

Q. 26. Write a short note on Green House Effect. 3

Q. 27. Describe the process of nutrition in Amoeba. Draw a labelled diagram to show the various steps in the nutrition in Amoeba. 3

Q. 28. Differentiate between Aerobic and Anaerobic respiration. 3

Q. 29. Explain the mechanism of transport of water and minerals in a plant. 3
Write the important functions of blood in our body. 3

Q. 30. What do you mean by artificial propagation of plants? Give its different methods and advantages. 5
(a) What is a chromosome?
(b) Explain different types of chromosomes with the help of diagrams. 5

Science 2003 Question Papers Class X