M.C.Q : Conservation Of Momentum & collision ( 1 to 10)


1. If the KE of a body becomes four times of its initial value, then the new momentum will be more than its initial momentum by;

(A) 50%

(B) 100%

(C) 125%

(D) 150%

2. A bullet in motion hits and gets embedded in a solid block resting on a frictionless table. What is conserved?

(A) Momentum and KE

(B) Kinetic energy alone

(C) Neither KE nor momentum

(D) Momentum alone

3. The centre of mass of a body:

(A) Lies always at the geometrical center

(B) Lies always inside the body

(C) Lies always outside the body

(D) Lies within or outside the body

4. The spacecraft of mass M moves with velocity V in free space at first, then it explodes breaking into two pieces. If after explosion a piece of mass m comes to rest, the other piece of space craft will have a velocity:

(A) MV/(M – m)

(B) MV/(M + m)

(C) mV/(M – m)

(D) mV/(M + m)

5. A bomb travelling in a parabolic path under the effect of gravity, explodes in mid air. The centre of mass of fragments will:

(A) Move vertically upwards and then downwards

(B) Move vertically downwards

(C) Move in irregular path

(D) Move in the parabolic path the unexploded bomb would have traveled

6. If a ball is thrown upwards from the surface of earth:

(A) The earth remains stationary while the ball moves upwards

(B) The ball remains stationary while the earth moves downwards

(C) The ball and earth both moves towards each other

(D) The ball and earth both move away from each other

7. Fast neutrons can easily be slow down by

(A) The use of lead shield.

(B) Passing them through heavy water.

(C) Elastic collision with heavy nucleus

(D) Applying a strong electric field.

8. A body is hanging from a rigid support by an inextensible string of length ‘l’ . It is struck inelastically by an identical body of mass m with horizontal velocity

v = √(2gL) , the tension in the string increases just after the striking by (A) mg

(B) 3 mg

(C) 2 mg

(D) None of these

9. A bullet weighing 10 gm and moving at 300 m/s strikes a 5 kg ice and drops dead. The ice block is sitting on a frictionless level surface. The speed of the block after the collision, is

(A) 6 cm/sec

(B) 6 m/sec

(C) 60 mc/sec

(D) 60 m/sec.

10. A massive ball moving with speed v collides with a tiny ball having a mass very much smaller than the mass of the first ball. If the collision is elastic, then immediately after the impact, the second ball will move with a speed approximately equal to:

(A) v

(B) 2v

(C) v/2

(D) ∞


1. (B)   2. (D)   3. (D)   4. (A)  5. (D)   6. (D)   7. (B)   8. (C)   9. (C)   10. (B)  

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