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GRADE 11(Physics)
End of Term 2 Exam April 2014
Name:_________________________ Roll No.:-________ Date:_______
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Total marks: 60 marks

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Marks obtained: _______ Parents sign___________

Section A (Multiple Choice Questions)
Q1: Select the correct alternatives and complete the following statements. [20 marks]
1. Power is a measure of the ___________ of energy transfer.
It is measured in______________.
a. rate

b. Watt

c. Joule

d. pulse

2. In ________________ collision total energy is conserved. If some energy is

transferred to other forms a collision is described as __________________.
a. non-elastic

b. perfect

c. elastic

d. imperfect

3. When light is _______________, the angle of reflection and the angle of

_________________ are equal.
a. reflected

b. refracted

c. refraction

d. incidence

4. Lenses refract light to form images: a _________________lens can form both real
and virtual images, but a diverging lens forms only ___________ images.
a. converging

b. diverging

c. real

d. virtual

5. The ______________ length of a lens is the distance from lens to the

a. focal

b. optical centre

c. principal focus

d. object

6. The reciprocal of the focal length in metres gives you the _______________ of the
lens, which is measured in__________________.
a. power

b. Dioptre

c. Watt

d. magnification

7. Light going from rare medium to denser medium slows down, and the ray bends
______________ the normal, and if the angle of incidence is more than ___________
angle, it is totally internally reflected.
a. towards

b. away from

c. refracted

d. critical

8. Electrons can be driven out of a metal by heating called _________________

Emission or by shining light on it is called ______________________effect.
a. thermionic

b. electric

c. photoelectric

d. Doppler

9. When light of high enough frequency shines on metal, photoelectrons are emitted,
this lowest frequency is called _________________ frequency.
Blue light has ______________ frequency than red light.
a. work function

b. threshold

c. more

d. less

10. A nucleus has _________________ mass than the total mass of protons and
neutrons it contains. The missing mass is called as mass ________________.
a. less

b. more

c. defect

d. efficiency

Section B
(i) Complete the table for refraction of light from air to water, refractive index is

i /
r /

(space for working)

[ 6 marks]


(ii) The speed of light in vacuum and in two different glasses is given in this table.

Speed of light/ ms-1


3.00 x 108

Flint glass

1.86 x 108

Crown glass

1.97 x 108

(a) Calculate the absolute refractive index of flint glass and crown glass:

[4 marks]

Refractive index of flint glass =

Refractive index of crown glass = .
(b)Calculate the refractive index for light going from crown glass to flint glass.[2marks]

(iii) Calculate critical angle for light going from flint glass to crown glass.



(i) The lens equation is given as:

- .

Use this equation to complete following

table. (According to sign conventions, object distance is given negative and focal length
of diverging lens is also negative.)
u/ cm


v/ cm


f/ cm



(ii) Complete the following diagram to locate the image of an object kept in front of a
converging lens.


Q3 (A)
(i) A lift and passengers weigh 15000 N. Ignoring friction, what is the power of the
motor needed to move the lift up at a steady speed of 3.0 ms-1.


(ii) A cyclist is travelling along a level road at 8.0 ms-1. Her legs provide a forward force
of 150 N. How much work does she do in 10 s ?


(i) Blue light has a frequency of 7.7 x 1014 Hz, while red light has a frequency of
4.3 x 1014 Hz. Calculate the energy of a photon of each.
The Planks constant, h = 6.6 x 10-34 Js.


(ii) Name the phenomenon shown in following pictures.





(C) Explain following terms in brief:

[10 marks]

(i) Mass defect:

(ii) Binding energy:
(iii) Work function:
(iv) Threshold frequency:
(v) Write Einsteins famous equation and explain its significance in nuclear energy.