Gravitation MCQ Questions for Class 11 Physics Chapter 8 with Answers

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MCQ Class 11 Physics Chapter 8 With Answers

Q1. The sky appears black to an astronaut in a spaceship. It is so because:

(i) surrounding medium absorbs sky light.
(ii) the region has only invisible part (UV and IR) of Sun light.
(iii) surrounding has no atmosphere.
(iv) none of the above.

(iii) surrounding has no atmosphere.

Q2. A body is projected vertically from the surface of the earth of radius R with velocity equal to half of the escape velocity. The maximum height reached by the body is

(i) R
(ii) R/2
(iii) R/3
(iv) R/4

(iii) R/3

Q3. The mean radius of the earth is R, its angular speed on its own axis is w and the acceleration due to gravity at earths surface is g. The cube of the radius of the orbit of a geo-stationary satellite will be

(i) r²g / w
(ii) R²w²/ g
(iii) RG w²
(iv) R²g / w²

(iv) R²g / w²

Q4. In planetary motion

(i) the total angular momentum remains constant
(ii) the linear speed remains constant
(iii) neither the angular momentum nor angular speed remains constant
(iv) the angular speed remains constant

(i) the total angular momentum remains constant

Q5. Weightlessness experienced while orbiting the earth in spaceship, is the result of:

(i) zero gravity
(ii) centre of gravity
(iii) inertia
(iv) acceleration

(iv) acceleration

Q6. Average density of the earth

(i) is a complex function of g
(ii) does not de end on g
(iii) is inversely proportional to g
(iv) is directly proportional to g

(ii) does not de end on g

Q7. Who among the following first gave the experimental velocity of G?

(i) Cavendish
(ii) Copernicus
(iii) Brook Taylor
(iv) none of these

(i) Cavendish

Q8. If the distance of earth is halved from the sun, then the no. of days in a year will be

(i) 129
(ii) 730
(iii) 182.5
(iv) 365

(i) 129

Q9. The orbital speed of Jupiter is

(i) less than the orbital speed of Earth.
(ii) greater than the orbital speed of Earth.
(iii) equal to the orbital speed of Earth.
(iv) zero.

(i) less than the orbital speed of Earth.

Q10. If escape velocity from the earths surface is 11.2 km/sec. then escape velocity from a planet of mass same as that of earth but radius one fourth as that of earth is

(i) 11.2 km/sec
(ii) 22.4 km/sec
(iii) 5.65 km/sec
(iv) 44.8 km/sec

(ii) 22.4 km/sec

Q11. A missile is launched with a velocity less than the escape velocity. The sum of its kinetic and potential energy is

(i) Positive
(ii) Negative
(iii) Zero
(iv) may be positive or negative

(ii) Negative

Q12. Force of gravitational attraction is least

(i) at the equator
(ii) at the poles
(iii) at a point in between equator and any pole
(iv) None of these

(i) at the equator

Q13. Which of the following is the evidence to show that there must be a force acting on Earth directed towards the Sun.

(i) revolution of Earth around the Sun.
(ii) apparent motion of Sun around the Earth.
(iii) duration of falling bodies towards Earth.
(iv) phenomenon of day and night.

(i) revolution of Earth around the Sun.

Q14. Geo-stationary satellite

(i) revolves about the polar axis
(ii) has a time period less than that of the earths satellite
(iii) moves faster than a near earth satellite
(iv) is stationary in the space

(i) revolves about the polar axis

Q15. There is no atmosphere on the moon because

(i) it is closer to the earth
(ii) it revolves round the earth
(iii) it gets light from the sun
(iv) the escape velocity of gas molecules is less than their root mean square velocity here

(iv) the escape velocity of gas molecules is less than their root mean square velocity here

Q16. Where will it be profitable to purchase one kilogram sugar?

(i) At equator
(ii) At 40° latitude
(iii) At poles
(iv) At 45° latitude

(i) At equator

Q17. A bail of weight W is thrown vertically upwards. The apparent w eight during the upward motion will be

(i) zero
(ii) more than W
(iii) less than W
(iv) W

(i) zero

Q18. The mean radius of the earth is R, its angular speed on its own axis is w and the acceleration due to gravity at earths surface is g. The cube of the radius of the orbit of a geo-stationary satellite will be

(i) r²g / w
(ii) R²w² / g
(iii) RG w²
(iv) R²g / w²

(iv) R²g / w²

Q19. A artificial satellite moving in a circular orbit around the earth has a total (kinetic + potential) energy E0. Its potential energy is

(i) 2E0
(ii) E0
(iii) 1.5 E0
(iv) -E0

(i) 2E0

Q20. At what height from the ground will the value of g be the same as that in 10 km deep mine below the surface of earth?

(i) 5 km
(ii) 15 km
(iii) 10 km
(iv) 20 km

(i) 5 km

Q21. A projectle is fired with a velocity less than the escape velocity. What can we say about the sum of its potential and kinetic energies?

(i) Negative
(ii) Positive
(iii) Zero
(iv) May be +ve, -ve or zero

(i) Negative

Q22. The period of geostationary artificial satellite is

(i) 24 hours
(ii) 6 hours
(iii) 12 hours
(iv) 48 hours

(i) 24 hours

Q23. A body weighs 500 N on the surface of the earth. How much would it weight half way below the surface of the earth?

(i) 1000 N
(ii) 500 N
(iii) 250 N
(iv) 125 N

(iii) 250 N

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