**Practice Test – I **

1. The equation of the tangent at the vertex of the parabola x^{2} + 4x + 2y = 0 is

(A) x = –2

(B) x = 2

(C) y = 2

(D) y = –2

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2. BC is latus rectum of a parabola y^{2} = 4ax and A is its vertex, then minimum length of projection of BC on a tangent drawn in portion BAC is

(A) a

(B) 2√a

(C) 2a

(D) 3a

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3. The coordinates of the point on the parabola y = x^{2} + 7x + 2 , which is nearest to the straight line y = 3x – 3 are

(A) (-2, -8)

(B) (1, 10)

(C) (2, 20)

(D) (-1, -4)

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4. The angle between tangents drawn form the point (3 , 4) to the parabola y^{2} – 2y + 4x = 0 is

(A) tan^{-1}(8√5/7)

(B) tan^{-1}(12/√5)

(C) tan^{-1}(√5/7)

(D) none of these

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5. If the line x + y – 1 = 0 touches the parabola y^{2} = kx , then the value of k is

(A) 4

(B) –4

(C) 2

(D) –2

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6. If (3t_{1}^{2}-6t_{1}) represents the feet of the normals to the parabola y^{2} = 12x from (1, 2), then Σ1/t_{1} is

(A) – 5/2

(B) 3/2

(C) 6

(D) –3

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7. Two parabolas y^{2} = 4a(x – λ_{1}) and x^{2} = 4a(y – λ_{2}) always touch each other (λ_{1}, λ_{2} being variable parameters). Then their point of contact lies on a

(A) straight line

(B) circle

(C) parabola

(D) hyperbola

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8. The graph represented by equations x = sin^{2}t , y = 2 cost is

(A) hyperbola

(B) sine graph

(C) parabola

(D) straight line

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9. If 2 and 3 are the length of the segments of any focal chord of a parabola y^{2} = 4ax, then value of 2a is

(A) 13/5

(B) 12/5

(C) 11/5

(D) none of these

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10. If the normal drawn at the end points of a variable chord PQ of the parabola y^{2} = 4ax intersect at parabola, then the locus of the point of intersection of the tangent drawn at the points P and Q is

(A) x + a = 0

(B) x – 2a = 0

(C) y^{2} – 4x + 6 = 0

(D) none of these

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11. If it is not possible to draw any tangent from the point (1/4, 1) to the parabola y^{2} = 4x cosθ + sin^{2}θ , then θ belongs to

(A) [-π/2 π/2]

(B) [-π/2 π/2] – {0}

(C) (-π/2 π/2) – {0}

(D) none of these

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12. The number of focal chord(s) of length 4/7 in the parabola 7y^{2} = 8x is

(A) 1

(B) zero

(C) infinite

(D) none of these

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13. The ends of line segment are P (1, 3) and Q (1, 1). R is a point on the line segment PQ such that PR : RQ = 1 : λ . If R is an interior point of parabola y^{2} = 4x, then

(A) λ ∈ (0, 1)

(B) λ ∈ (-3/5 , 1)

(C) λ ∈ (1/2 , 3/5)

(D) none of these

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14. A set of parallel chords of the parabola y^{2} = 4ax have their mid points on

(A) any straight line through the vertex

(B) any straight line through the focus

(C) a straight line parallel to the axis

(D) another parabola

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15. The equation of the line of the shortest distance between the parabola y^{2} = 4x and the circle x^{2} + y^{2} – 4x – 2y + 4 = 0 is

(A) x + y = 3

(B) x – y = 3

(C) 2x + y = 5

(D) none of these

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16. If normals are drawn from the extremities of the latus rectum of a parabola then normals are

(A) parallel to each other

(B) perpendicular to each other

(C) intersect at the 450

(D) none of these

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17. The triangle formed by the tangent to the parabola y = x^{2} at the point whose abscissa is k where k ∈ [1, 2] the y-axis and the straight line y = k^{2} has greatest area if k is equal to

(A) 1

(B) 3

(C) 2

(D) none of these

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18. A parabola y^{2} = 4ax and x^{2} = 4by intersect at two points. A circle is passed through one of the intersection point of these parabola and touch the directrix of first parabola then the locus of the centre of the circle is

(A) straight line

(B) ellipse

(C) circle

(D) parabola

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19. A circle with centre lying on the focus of the parabola y^{2} = 2px such that it touches the directrix of the parabola. Then a point of intersection of the circle and the parabola is

(A) (p/2 , p)

(B) (p/2 , 2p)

(C) (-p/2 , p)

(D) (-p/2 , -p)

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20. The locus of a point divides a chord of slope 2 of the parabola y^{2} = 4x internally in the ratio 1 : 2 is

(A) $\large (y+\frac{8}{9})^2 = \frac{4}{9}(x-\frac{2}{9})$

(B) $\large (y-\frac{8}{9})^2 = \frac{4}{9}(x-\frac{2}{3})$

(C) $\large (y-\frac{8}{9})^2 = \frac{4}{9}(x + \frac{2}{9})$

(D) $\large (y+\frac{8}{9})^2 = \frac{4}{9}(x + \frac{2}{9})$

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21. The point (1, 2) is one extremity of focal chord of parabola y^{2} = 4x. The length of this focal chord is

(A) 2

(B) 4

(C) 6

(D) none of these

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22. If AFB is a focal chord of the parabola y^{2} = 4ax and AF = 4, FB = 5, then the latus-rectum of the parabola is equal to

(A) 80/9

(B) 9/80

(C) 9

(D) 80

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23. If three normals can be drawn from (h, 2) to the parabola y^{2} = -4x , then

(A) h < -2

(B) h > 2

(C) –2 < h < 2

(D) h is any real number

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24. If the line y – √ x +3 = 0 cuts the parabola y^{2} = x + 2 at A and B, and if P≡ (√3 , 0), then PA. PB is equal to

(A) 2(√3+2)/3

(B) 4√3/2

(C) 4(2-√3)/3

(D) 4(√3+2)/3

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25. If the normal to the parabola y^{2} = 4ax at the point (at^{2}, 2at) cuts the parabola again at (aT^{2}, 2aT), then

(A) T^{2} ≥ 8

(B) T ∈ (- ∞, -8) ∪ (8, ∞)

(C) –2 ≤ T ≤ 2

(D) T^{2} < 8

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26. The locus of point of intersection of any tangent to the parabola y^{2} = 4a (x – 2) with a line perpendicular to it and passing through the focus, is

(A) x = 1

(B) x = 2

(C) x = 0

(D) none of these

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27. The set of points on the axis of the parabola y^{2} – 4x – 2y + 5 = 0 from which all the three normals to the parabola are real is

(A) {(x, 1) : x ≥ 3}

(B) {(x, -1) : x ≥ 1}

(C) {(x, 3) : x ≥ 1}

(D) {(x, -3) : x ≥ 3}

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28. If at x = 1, y = 2x is tangent to the parabola y = ax^{2} + bx + c, then respective values of a, b, c are

(A) 1/2 , 1, 1/2

(B) 1, 1/2 , 1/2

(C) 1/2 , 1/2 , 1

(D) none of these

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29. If the segment intercepted by the parabola y^{2} = 4ax with the line lx + my + n = 0 subtends a right angle at vertex the

(A) al + n = 0

(B) 4am + n = 0

(C) 4al + n = 0

(D) none of these

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30. The two parabolas y^{2} = 4x and x^{2} = 4y intersect at a point P, whose abscissae is not zero, such that

(A) they both touch each other at P

(B) they cut at right angles at P

(C) the tangents to each curve at P make complementary angles with the x-axis

(D) none of these

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

**11. C 12. B 13. A 14. C 15. A 16. B 17. C 18. D 19. A 20. B **

**21. B 22. A 23. A 24. D 25. A 26. B 27. A 28. A 29. C 30. C **