# Physics Mcqs Practice Test

Physics Mcqs Practice Test

1) a siren emitting a note of frequency n is fitted on a police van, traveling towards a stationary listener. What is the velocity of the van, if the frequency of the note heard by the listener is double the original frequency?
a) Vs = V
b) Vs=V/2
c) Vs = 2V
d) Vs=V/3

2) Two waves are represented as
y1 = 0.25 sin 316t   and
y2 = 0.25 sin 310t
are traveling in same direction. The number of beats produced per second will be:
a) 6
b) 3
c)  3/π
d) 3π

3) when a beam of light travelling in rare medium is reflected from  a denser medium ,then it:
a)suffers no phase change
b)undergoes a phase change of 180 degree
c)undergoes a phase change of 270 degree
d)undergoes a phase change of 90 degree

4) when the water waves reach an obstacle in a medium , they bend around the obstacle into the region behind it , this is evidence of phenomena of :
a)refraction
b)diffraction
c)reflection
d)super position

5) if the speed of sound in air is 340m/sec , what is the wavelength of 1-kHz sound waves:
a)3.40m
b)2.94m
c)0.340m
d)0.294m

6) an ocean wave has an amplitude of 2.5 m .Weather condition suddenly changes  such that the wave has the amplitude of 5.0 m. the amount of energy  transported  by the wave is:
a) halved
b) doubled
d) remain the same

7) when longitudinal waves propagate through  a medium , the particles of the medium:
a)vibrate parallel to the direction of propagation of waves
b)vibrate perpendicular to the direction of propagation of waves
c)do not move at all
d)vibrate at an angle of 360 degree to the direction of waves

8) the waves which do not require any medium for their propagation are called:
a)electromagnetic waves
b)mechanical waves
c)sound waves
d)tidal waves

9) the energy carried by water waves is proportional to the:
a)wavelength squared
b)amplitude squared
c)square root of wavelength
d)square root of amplitude

10) What will be the speed of the transverse wave in a string if the tension in the string remains constant and the diameter is doubled
a) remains constant
b) becomes half
c) becomes double
d) becomes four times

11) in a transverse wave the distance between the crest and the adjacent trough is
a) lambda/2
b) lambda/4
c) lambda
d) 2 lambda

12) The wavelength of a wave travelling at a speed v and having frequency f is
a) v/f
b) vf
c) f/v
d) none of these

13) two waves of the same frequency and amplitude travelling in the opposite direction along the same path will form
a) electromagnetic waves
b) micro waves
c) standing waves
d) sound waves

14) A phase change of 180 is equivalent to path difference of
a) lambda/2
b) lambda
c) 2 lambda
d) 4 lambda

15) At What temp. the velocity of sound is doubled than as that 10 degree Celsius
a) 1132 C
b) 859 C
c) 759 C
d) 283 C

16)When the wave no. of light is 5*10^6m-1 . then its wavelength is
a)2*10^7 m
b)5*10^-6 m
c)2*10^-7 m
d)none

17)Wave transport energy without transporting
a)Power
b)Work
c)Matter
d)none

18)The speed of sound in hydrogen is  _______  times its speed in oxygen
a)Two
b)Three
c)Four
d)Sixteen

19)When  a wave goes after collision it reflect back . Then in the result of superposition on the wave will call .
a)Longitudinal waves
b)Compressional waves
c)Stationary waves
d)Reflected waves

20)Speed of sound in vacuum is _________ m/s
a)332
b)340
c)0
d)350

21)for a monoatomic gas Cv=(3/2)R, therefore gamma for this is:
a)3/5
b)5/2
c)4/15
d)2/3

22)the velocity of wave could be increased by :
a)reducing the amplitude
b)decreasing the frequency
c)increasing the period
d)stretching the string more

23) energy is directly related to
a) frequency
b) wavelength
c) amplitude
d) none

24) when a wave move from denser to rarer medium which of the following quantity remains same
a) speed
b) wavelength
c) amplitude
d) frequency

25) Speed of sound is greatest in
a) glass
b)Water
c)wood
d)plastic

26) Speed of sound is greatest in
a) copper
b)Water
c)wood
d)plastic

27) The frequency of the second overtone of a closed pipe is in unison with the third overtone of an open pipe other ratio of lengths of the pipe is
a) 10: 8
b) 5: 4
c) 7: 4
d) 4: 5
e) None of these

28) During the time that sound travels 1100 feet in air, light can travel in vacuum a distance of about
a) 1100 miles
b) 200000 miles
c) 20000 miles
d) 11000 km

29) 56 tuning forks are so arranged in series, that each fork gives 4 beats/second with the previous one. If the frequency of the last fork is 3 times that of the first, then the frequency of the first fork will be
a) 55 Hz
b) 110 Hz
c) 75 Hz
d) 220 Hz

30) The fork A of frequency 100 Hz is sounded with another tuning fork B. the number of beats produced is 2. On putting some wax on the prong of B. the number of beats reduces to 1. the frequency of the fork B is
a) 101 Hz
b) 99 Hz
c) 102 Hz
d) 98 Hz

31) A progressive wave in a stretched string has a speed of 20m/s and a frequency of 100Hz. what is the phase difference between two points 25mm part?
a) zero
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32) which of the following statements about the stationary waves is true
a) particles between adjacent waves all have the same amplitude
b) particles between adjacent nodes are all out of phase with each other
c) particles on immediately either side of node are moving in opposite directions
d) there is minimum disturbance of the medium at the anti-node

33) A signal has a frequency of 2 M Hz. what is the period of the signal
a) 2 us
b) 5 us
c) 200 ns
d) 500 ns

34) The amplitude of the wave is A and its intensity is I.  Which amplitude is necessary for the intensity to be 2I?
a) A^2
b) sq. root A
c) sq. root 2 x A
d) 2A

35) If Cp – Cv = R and Cp/Cv=r , then which relation is correct
(a) Cv=R/r-1
(b) Cv=rR/r-1
(c) Cv=R^2/r^2
(d) Cv=r-1/R

36) when two identical travelling waves are superimposed ,  the velocity if the resultant wave
a) increases
b) decreases
c) remain same
d) becomes zero

37)  if the stretching force of the wire is increased then its frequency
a) decreases
b) increases
c) remain same
d) any of the above can happen

38) A stationary wave is set up in the air column of the closed pipe. At the closed end of the pipe
a) always a node is formed
b) always an anti-node is formed
c) neither a node nor an antinode is formed
d) sometimes a node and sometimes an antinode is formed

39) The amplitude of the sound wave is detected as its
a) wavelength
b) frequency
c) pitch
d) resonance
e) loudness

40) if the velocity of the light in a medium depends on its frequency, then the medium is called
a) coherent
b) refractive
c) dispersive
d) diffractive
e) resonant

41) according to Laplace the sound travels in air under conditions of
b) isothermal
c) isobaric
d) isochoric

42) for an echo to be heard the time difference in reaching the ear between the reflected sound waves and the sound waves travelling directly from vibrating source to ear must be
a) 0.01 sec
b) 0.1 sec
c) 1 sec
d) 10 sec
e) 100 sec

43) in order for the two sound waves to produce beats, it is important the two waves
a) have the same frequency
b) have the same amplitude
c) have the same number of overtones
d) have slightly different frequencies
e) have slightly different amplitudes

44) a girl produce a certain note when she blows gently into an organ pipe. If she blows harder into the pipe, the most probable change will be that the sound wave
a) will travel faster
b) will have a higher frequency
c) will have a greater amplitude
d) will have a lower frequency
e) will have a lower amplitude

45) On loading the prong of the tuning fork with wax its frequency
a) decreases
b) remain same
c) increases
d) may increase or decrease

46) when the speed of sound in air is 330m/s, the shortest air column, closed at one end, that will respond to a tuning fork with a frequency of 440 vibrations per second has the length of approximately
a) 19cm
b) 33cm
c) 38cm
d) 67cm
e) 75cm

47) if a man moves, with a speed equal to 0.5 that of sound, away from a stationary organ producing a sound of frequency f, he will probably hear a sound of frequency
a) less than f
b) f
c) 1.5f
d) 2.25f
e) 2.5f

48) A certain stretched string produces a frequency of 1000 vibrations per second. For the same string to produce a frequency twice as that high, the tension in the string should be
a) doubled
c) half
d) one fourth
e) square root 2 times the original

49) the periodic alternation of the sound between maximum and minimum loudness are called
a) silence zone
b) interference
c) beats
d) resonance

50) the sound of a siren to the west of you is transmitted to your ear by air that is
a) vibrating in a north-south direction
b) vibrating in a south west-east direction
c) vibrating in a vertical direction
d) moving continuously westward
e) moving continuously eastward

51) when the source of the sound moves away from the stationary listener then ______ occurs
a) an apparent increase in frequency
b) an apparent decrease in frequency
c) an apparent decrease in wavelength
d) none of these

52) which of the following statement is(are ) correct about transverse waves
a) transverse waves can be polarized
b) transverse waves can be diffracted
c) microwaves are transverse waves
d) vibrations are perpendicular to the direction of propagation
e) all of the above are correct

53) which of the following property does not apply to sound
a) reflection
b) refraction
c) diffraction
d) interference
e) polarization

54) what is the correct relation between the fundamental frequency of open (f1) and closed pipe (f2)
a)  f1= 2 f2
b) f2= 2f1
c) f1=f2
d) f1= 1/f2

55) when light emerges from water and enters the air
a) the light will be refracted
b) the frequency of light will increase
c) the frequency of light will decrease
d) the speed of light will decrease
e) the speed of light will increase

56) which of the following properties of the light is(are) not changed when a beam of light goes obliquely from rarer to a denser medium
1.Amplitude
2.Direction
3.Wavelength
4.Frequency

a) 1,2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 4 only
d) 4 only
e) none of these

57) the lowest note that can be produced by a vibrating object is known as which of the following
1.Fundamental frequency
2.First overtone
3.First Harmonic
4.First Basso

a) 1,2 and 3
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 4 only
d) 4 only
e) none of the above

58) in open organ pipe
a) even harmonics are present
b) odd harmonics are present
c) both even and odd are present
d) selected harmonics are present

59) During a hurricane, a 1,200 Hz warning siren on the town hall sounds. The wind is blowing at 55 m/s in a direction from the siren toward a person 1 km away. With what frequency does the sound wave reach the person?
a) 1,000 Hz
b) 1,030 Hz
c) 1,200 Hz
d) 1,400 Hz
e) 1,440 Hz

60) an organ pipe, closed at one end and open at the other, is designed to have a fundamental frequency of 131 Hz.  What is the frequency of the next higher harmonic for this pipe?
a) 44 Hz
b) 196 Hz
c) 262 Hz
d) 393 Hz
e) 524 Hz

61) transverse waves of same frequency are generated in two steel wires A and B. diameter of A is twice as that of B and tension in A is half than in B. the ratio of their velocities is:
a) 1:2√2
b) 1:2
c) 3:2√2
d) 1:√2

62)  A sonar depth finder in a boat uses sound signals to find the depth of water. 4 seconds after the sound leaves the boat it returns to boat because of reflection from the bottom. If the speed of sound in water is 1460 meter per second the depth of water in meters is?
a) 2200
b) 4400
c) 4800
d) 2920
e) 19200

63) if the frequency of a sound wave in air at standard temperature and pressure remains constant, the energy of the wave can be varied by changing its
a) amplitude
b) speed
c) wavelength
d) period
e) direction

64) maximum destructive interference of two waves occur at points where the phase difference  between the two waves is
a) 0 degree
b) 45
c) 90
d) 180
e) 270

65) the approximate speed of light in water in meter per second is
a) 5.8 x 10^8
b) 1.0 x 10^8
c) 2.3 x 10^8
d) 2.8 x 10^8
e) 3.0 x10^8

66) a source of sound of frequency 600Hz is placed inside water. The speed of sound in water is 1500m/s and in air it is 300m/s. the frequency of sound wave recorded by an observer who is standing on air is
a) 3000Hz
b) 900Hz
c) 600Hz
d) 510Hz

67) velocity of sound is greater in solids than is gases because
a) density of solids is high and elasticity is low
b) density and elasticity of solids is low
c) density of solids is low and elasticity is high
d) elasticity of solids is very high

68) the star moving towards the earth shows a
a) blue shift
b) red shift
c) either a or b
d) none of these

69) speed of sound is independent of
a) temperature of medium
b) density of medium
c) pressure of medium
d)elasticity of medium

70)the fact that universe is expanding is indicated by:
a)red shift
b)blue shift
c)both a and b
d)none of the above

71)progressive waves of frequency 300 Hz are superimposed to produce a system of stationary waves in which adjacent nodes are 1.5 m apart . the speed of wave is:
a)100m/s
b)300m/s
c)600m/s
d)900/s

72)Stationary waves of fundamental frequency 50 Hz are produced in an organ pipe closed at one end. The distance b/w node and antinode is :     (the velocity of sound is =300m/s)
a)6m
b)3m
c)2m
d)1.5m

73) which one of the following wave is purely longitudinal:
a)surface wave in shallow pan of water
b)light waves travelling through vacuum
c)waves on plunked guitar string
d)sound waves in air

74)if amplitude of waves at distance “r” from a point source is A then the amplitude at a distance “2r” will be:
a)2A
b)A
c)A/2
d)A/4

75) if a star emitting a yellow light , start accelerating towards earth . its color as seen from earth will be:
c)remain unchanged
d)turn bright yellow

76) what would be the length of an open organ pipe if it sounds a fundamental frequency note of frequency 230Hz.
a) 0.25m
b) 0.5m
c) 0.75m
d) 2m

77) the length of a stretched string is doubled and the tension is increased four times. Its frequency will be
a) twice
b) 8 times
c) half
d) 4 times

78) the ratio of the velocities of sound in air at 4 atm and 1 atm pressure would be
a) 1:1
b) 1:4
c) 4:1
d) 3:1

79) the color of the star is an indication of
a) weight
b) distance
c) temperature
d) size

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