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Physics Quiz for SSC and Railways Exams (Set - 3)

Published on Saturday, March 12, 2016
Dear Readers,
Today we are presenting you a 10 question set on Physics which is very important for your upcoming SSC CGL 2016 and RRB NTPC 2016. Try to solve it.

Physics Quiz for SSC and Railways Exams

1. Chronometer is an instrument to measure
a) heat
b)electric potential
c) time
d) distance between two points

2. What is the minimum velocity required for a rocket to overcome earth’s gravity and travel into space?
a) 18 km/sec.
b) 11.2 km/sec.
c) 21 km/sec.
d) 35 km/sec.

3. The motion of the pendulum of a wall clock is an example of
a) linear motion
b) vibratory motion
c) rotational motion
d) none of these

4. The weight of a body is
a) maximum at the equator
b) minimum at the equator
c) minimum at the poles
d) the same everywhere

5. In which of the following will a piece of iron weight most?
a) in air
b) in an atmosphere of oxygen
c) in an atmosphere of
d) in vacuum

6. The theory that the earth constituted the center of the universe around which the sun, and the planets revolved was propounded by
a) Copernicus
b) Ptolemy
c) Newton
d) Kepler

7. The force that keeps a body in a circular motion is called
a) the centripetal force
b) the centrifugal force
c) the frictional force
d) all the above

8. The earth satellite Aryabhatta was put in orbit by India on
a) October 20, 1978
b) November 14, 1978
c) January 26, 1979
d) April 19, 1975

9. When ice melts, its volume
a) decreases
b) increases
c) remains the same until all the ice has melted and then increases
d) remains the same

10. The hydraulic jack to lift heavy vehicles in automobile service stations is one of the applications of
a) Pascal’s law
b) Principle of Archimedes
c) Boyle’s law
d) Hooke’s law


1. c) time
2. b) 11.2 km/sec.
3. b) vibratory motion
4. b) minimum at the equator
5. d) in vacuum
6. b) Ptolemy
7. a) the centripetal force
8. d) April 19, 1975
9. a) decreases
10. a) Pascal’s law

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