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Physics Paper I

1. Name the basic measurements and list the tools used to measure them.
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2. What is Length?
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3. What are the advantages / benefits of using scale?
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4. What were different measurements for length used in olden days / Name the early units of
measurement of length.
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5. What do you mean by Physical Quantity?

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6. What are the 2 characteristics of measurement / What is measurement made up of? Give an
example / Name 2 characteristics of a standard unit for physical quantity.
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7. What is Standard Unit?
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8. What do you mean by SI System of Measurement / What do you understand by the term
Standard International system of measurement?
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9. Define Meter
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10. Why do we need standard units for measurement?

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11. Name fundamental unit of length in Standard International System / What is the SI unit of Length?
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12. Name 2 sub-multiples of fundamental unit of length. Stating its numerical values / what are the 2
sub-multiples of Meter?
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13. Name one multiple of fundamental unit of length, stating its numerical value / What is the multiple
of Meter?
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14. Name the unit for measuring the distance of a star from earth. How many kilometer are present in
the above unit?
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15. Name 2 units for measuring the diameter of a bacterial cell or nucleus of atom. Express the value
of above units in mm

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16. Fill in the blanks
a. __________________________ is the measure of distance between 2 points
b. One kilometer is ___________________________ times the length of 1 meter
c. One millimeter is ______________________ part of a centimeter
d. The SI unit of length is _______________
e. The appropriate unit for measuring thickness of coin is _________________________
f. The unit used for measuring the distance of stars from earth is __________________
g. One light year is ___________________________ km
h. Average length of ________________ is between 80 cm to 90 cm
i. Average _______________ length is between 20cm to 27cm
j. Average length of ___________________________ is between 18cm to 21cm
k. Average length of ___________________ is between 40cm to 50cm
l. Unit for measuring diameter of an atom is ________________
m. One meter is _____________________________ millimeter
n. One millimeter is ________________ meter
17. Given statements are incorrect. Give correct statements
a. One kilometer is equal to 100 meters
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b. The distance of the planets and stars from earth is measured in millimeters
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c.

The standard unit of length is millimeter

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d. Meter scale is used to measure the circumference of a cylinder
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e. A centimeter is 10 times the length of 1 meter

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f.

The distance between 2 cities is measured in centimeters

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g. Angstrom unit is used to measure the diameter of a rubber ball
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h. The diameter of a molecule is measured in millimeters
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18. State whether the following statements are True or False
a. Measurement of a physical quantity means comparing it with known standard quantity
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b. Standard unit of physical quantity does not change with place or time ___________
c. SI unit of length is centimeter _____________
19. Match the following
Column A
One millionth (1/1,000,000) of the distance from North Pole

Column B
Micrometer

to Equator along the latitude passing through Paris


A unit which is acceptable to majority of people
A unit used for measuring very small distances such as

Kilometer
Length

diameter of atom
The distance between 2 points
A unit used for measuring distance between 2 cities

Standard Unit
Meter

20. Write the convenient unit of length used for measuring the following items
a. Thickness of a thin strip of cardboard _________________________
b. Distance from Mumbai to Kolkata ___________________________
c. Length of football ground ____________________________
d. Length of writing pencil ____________________________

21. What do you understand by the term Mass? State its SI unit.
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22. What are the different tools used for measuring Mass? / How is Mass measured?
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23. Name all the multiples and sub-multiples of SI unit of Mass along with its numeric value
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24. What kind of balance is used for finding the mass of (a) Gold Ornament (b) vegetables?
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25. Fill in the blanks


a. ________________________ is the quantity of matter in a given body
b. The SI unit of Mass is _________________________
c. The correct unit for exporting foodgrains to other countries is ________________________
d. The unit used for bodies heavier than quintal is ______________________
26. Study the first example and fill up the following blank spaces
(i) 8g and 240 mg = (8 X 1000) mg + 240 mg = 8000mg + 240mg = 8240mg
(ii) 5 quintals + 80 kg =
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(iii) 4 tonnes + 75 kg =
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(iv) 13kg + 857g =
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27. A scooter weighs 0.095 tonnes. Express its mass in kg
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28. What do you understand by the term time? State its SI unit
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29. What do you understand by / Define the terms
a. Solar Day
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b. Mean Solar Day
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30. (a) How many centuries make one millennium? _________________________
(b) How many decades make one millennium? __________________________
How many years make one millennium? ______________________________
31. (a) How many hours are there in one mean solar day? _______________________________
(b) How many minutes are there in one mean solar day? _________________________________
How many seconds are there in one mean solar day? _________________________________
32.State the bigger units of time and express their relation in numerical form
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33. What were the early tools / olden days tools used for measuring time?
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34. Define the following terms:
(a) Simple pendulum
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(b) Oscillation
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Length of pendulum
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(d) Time period

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35. (a) The time period of a seconds pendulum is 2s. What is the length of the pendulum?
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(b) If a boy finishes a race when this pendulum makes 30 oscillations, what is the time taken by the boy in
seconds to finish the race?
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36 (a) What is 24 hour clock?
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(b) Name 2 organizations which use 24 hour clock
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The time on 24 hour clock is: (i)
(ii)

08 h 37 min
23 h 48 min, Express the time on 12 hour clock

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37. What are the advantages of using 24 hour clock?
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38. Where is historical sundials situated in India?
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39. Age of a person is expressed in ___________________
40. Speed of a car in ________________________________________
41. Time taken to reach school in _____________________________________
42. Time taken to complete a race in __________________________________
43. An aeroplane is scheduled to take off at 18 hours-57 minutes, then the time in p.m on 12 hour clock is
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44. In a 24-hour clock, 00 hour means ______________________________________
45. In a 24-hour clock, 12 hour means ___________________________________________________
46. Convert 5 hr 25 min into seconds
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47. Rajesh takes 15s to walk 100 m. How much time will he take to cover 5 km?
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48. Name the SI unit of time and how many of this unit is equal to 1 mean solar day?
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49. Who built sundials in India?
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50. List disadvantages of sundials?

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