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Class 8 Science: Sample Question Paper - 4 - Science Class 8

Ques 1: Choose the correct option:
(i) The passage of an electric current through a conducting liquid causes:
(A) Heating effects of current
(B) Magnetic effects of current
(C) Chemical effects of current
(D) Electric effects of current

Ques 2: Choose the correct option:
(ii) Angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection:

(A) always
(B) sometimes
(C) under special conditions
(D) never
Ans: A

Ques 3: Choose the correct option:
(iii) An agricultural implement used since ancient times for tilling the soil, adding fertilisers, removing weeds etc. is:

(A) hoe
(B) combine
(C) plough
(D) seed drill
Ans: C

Ques 4: Choose the correct option:
(iv) Carrier of malaria- causing protozoan is:

(A) Female anopheles mosquito
(B) Cockroach
(C) Housefly            
(D) Butterfly
Ans: A

Ques 5: Choose the correct option:
(v) This bacterium promotes the formation of milk into curd

(A) Rhizobium
(B) Lactobacillus
(C) Aedes
(D) All
Ans: B

Ques 6: Choose the correct option:
(vi) Which is not made from nylon?

(A) Socks
(B) Rope
(C) Bottles
(D) Tents
Ans: C

Ques 7: Choose the correct option:
(vii) Some metals react with bases to produce gas

(A) Oxygen
(B) Nitrogen
(C) Hydrogen
(D) Carbon dioxide
Ans: C

Ques 8: Choose the correct option:
(viii) Which is not an exhaustible natural resource?

(A) Sunlight
(B) Petroleum
(C) Natural gas
(D) Wildlife
Ans: A

Ques 9: Choose the correct option:
(ix) Which of the following is not a combustible substance?

(A) Camphor
(B) Straw
(C) Glass
(D) Charcoal
Ans: C

Ques 10: Choose the correct option:
(x) In our country, large patches of forests are being cleared for cultivation of crops. The environmental impact of such a practice will lead to:

(A) Soil erosion
(B) Soil pollution
(C) Soil conservation
(D) Soil fertility
Ans: D

Ques 11: (i) How could a single cell becomes such a big individual?
Ans: (i) Fertilisation results in the formation of zygote, which begins to develop into an embryo.

Ques 12: (ii) Name the male sex hormone.
Ans: (ii) The male sex hormone is testosterone.

Ques 13: (iii) Give two examples of situation in which applied force causes a change in shape of an object. 
Ans: (iii) (a) We press a balloon to change its shape. (b) We make chapati from a ball of dough.

Ques 14: (iv) How many types of friction are there?
Ans: (iv) There are four types of friction:
(a) Static friction
(b) Sliding friction
(c) Rolling friction
(d) Fluid friction

Ques 15: (v) Which animal can hear sounds of frequencies higher than 20,000 Hz?
Ans: (v) Dogs, Cats

Ques 16: (vi) What is electric current?
Ans: (vi) The flow of electric charge is called electric current.

Ques 17: A stretched string on being set into vibrations produces the audible sound. Explain how? 
Ans: A stretched string on being set into vibrations forces the surrounding air to vibrate and this vibrating air then affects our eardrum and produces an audible sound.

Ques 18: An electric current is passed through a conducting solution. List any three possible observations.
Three possible observations are:
(a) The colour of the solution may change depending upon the electrodes.
(b) The temperature of the solution may increase.
(c) Bubbles near the electrodes can be seen.

Ques 19: Lightning and thunder takes place simultaneously in sky and at the same distance from us. Lightning is seen earlier and thunder is heard later. Why?
Ans: As speed of sound is very less than the speed of light (speed of sound 332 m/sec. and speed of light 3×108 m/sec.),so light moves much faster than sound. So, we first observe the lightening and later we observe the thunder although both are produced simultaneously.

Ques 20: Name the factors that affect friction.
Ans: Factors affecting friction:
(i) It depends on the nature of surfaces in contact.
(ii) It is more between rough surfaces and less between smooth surfaces.
(iii) It depends on how hard the two surfaces press together.
(iv) It is independent of the area of contact.

Ques 21: Why are little plants kept in small bags in a nursery? 
Ans: Seeds of a few plants such as paddy are first grown in nursery. When small plantlets are formed they are transplanted in the field manually. Some forest plants and flowering plants are also grown in the nursery.

Ques 22: How can a farmer increase the fertility of the soil? 
Ans: Farmers can increase the fertility of the soil by
(i) adding manure and fertilizers.
(ii) crop rotation.
(iii) leaving the field uncultivated in between two crops

Ques 23: How food becomes poisonous?
Ans: Food poisoning could be due to the consumption of food spoilt by some micro-organisms. Microorganisms that grow on our food sometimes produce toxic substances. These make the food poisonous causing serious illness and even death.

Ques 24: Should antibiotics be used in cold and flu? Give reasons for your answer.
Ans: No, antibiotics should not be used in cold and flu because these diseases are caused by viruses and antibiotics are not effective against viruses.

Ques 25: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a thermoplastic and is used for making toys, chappals etc. Bakelite is thermosetting plastic and is used for making electrical switches, handles of various utensils etc. Can you write the major difference between these two types of plastics? 
Ans: Thermoplastics get deformed easily on heating and can be bent easily on heating. On the other hand, thermosetting plastics when moulded once cannot be softened on heating.
The examples are as follows:
(i) Thermoplastics: Polythene and PVC
(ii) Thermosetting plastics: Bakelite and Melamine.

Ques 26: Immersion rods are made up of metallic substances. Why?
Ans: Metals are good conductors of heat and electricity. In immersion rods, electrical energy converts into heat energy. So immersion rods are made up of metallic substances.

Ques 27: Give reason: Paper by itself catches fire easily whereas a piece of paper wrapped around an aluminium pipe does not.
Ans: As paper has low ignition temperature, so it requires less amount of heat to catch fire, while for paper wrapped around the aluminium pipe, it must be heated up to ignition temperature of aluminium to ignite. So, it requires large amount of heat.

Ques 28: What is poaching? How does poaching affect environment and humans? 
Ans: When an animal is killed illegally, it is called poaching. It usually occurs when an animal possesses something that is considered valuable. Effect of Poaching on environment: The whole ecosystem is affected due to harm caused on animal population. Everything from the animals to the plants and even the people in a specific place is negatively affected. We need various species of flora and fauna in our environmental ecosystem so that it is balanced and healthy. Our own survival depends on it.
Effect of Poaching on humans: Two serious problems are faced by humans, first is spread of foodborne illnesses e.g., Ebola and anthrax and second major affect is depletion of natural resources.

Ques 29: The size of the cells of an organism has no relation with the size of its body. Do you agree? Give reasons 
Ans: The size of the cells of an organism is not related to the size of organism. This can be understood with the example of an elephant and a rat. The cells in elephant are not bigger in size as compared to the cells of small animal like rat. Hence, cells are not related to the size of organism. However, the size of a cell is related to the function that a cell performs. The nerve cells in both rat and elephant are long and branched and perform the function of transferring and receiving messages and also help in co-ordination of different functions of body parts.  

Ques 30: (a) All the metals are malleable and ductile except few. Which are those metals (neither malleable nor ductile).
(b) Metals are used for making electric wires. Name at least one metal and why these metals are used in making electric wires.
Ans: (a) Zinc (Zn), Sodium (Na), Potassium (K) and Lead (Pb) are those metals which are non-malleable and non-ductile.
(b) Copper (Cu) is the metal used for making electrical wires because of good electrical conductivity. Metals are used in making electric wires as they are the good conductors of heat and electricity.

Ques 31: Give reason:
Treaded tyres are used in cars, trucks and bulldozers
Ans: Treaded tyres are used in cars, trucks and bulldozers so that there is proper grip for the vehicle with the ground. Tread displaces water beneath the tyre in wet conditions and doesn't let formation of thin film, reducing slippage of tyre and loss of control.

Ques 32: How vaccine works?
Ans: By vaccination, disease carrying microbes enter our body, the body produces antibodies to fight the invader. The body also remembers how to fight the microbe if it enters again, So, if dead or weakened microbes are introduced in a healthy body, the body fights and kills them by producing suitable antibodies. The antibodies remain in the body and we are protected from the disease-causing microbes. This is how a vaccine works.

Ques 33: Explain the process of formation of petroleum.
Ans: Petroleum is believed to be formed from organisms living in the sea. As these organisms die, their bodies settle at the bottom of the sea and gets covered with layers of sand and clay. Over millions of years, the dead organisms get transformed into petroleum, oil and natural gas and other fossil fuels under the conditions of the absence of air, high temperature and high pressure. Like coal, petroleum and natural gas are also fossil fuels.
Since oil and gas are lighter than water and do not mix with it, they move upward. They are stopped by the overlying rocks which they cannot break through.

Ques 34: Write a short note on:
(i) Useful micro-organisms.
(ii) Harmful micro-organisms.
Ans: (i) Useful micro-organisms:
(a) Friendly micro-organisms: They are used for various purposes. They are used in making curd (Lactobacillus bacteria) and bread. They are ingredients of Idli, Dhoklas and Bhaturas.
(b) Commercial uses: Micro-organisms are used for the large scale production of alcohol and wine.
Yeast is grown on natural sugars present in grains such as barley, wheat, rice, fruit juices for this purpose.
(c) Medicinal uses: A very useful medicine group ?antibiotics? is prepared from micro-organisms.
Commonly-used antibiotics are formed by fungi and bacteria. Vaccines also protect us from microbes.
(d) Increasing soil fertility: Some bacteria and blue-green algae are able to fix nitrogen from atmosphere and form nitrogen compounds which increase the soil fertility.
(e) Decomposers: They decompose the dead organic substances into their constituents and clean the environment.
(ii) Harmful micro-organisms:
(a) Pathogens: Disease causing micro-organisms are called pathogens.
Diseases such as dysentery and malaria are caused by protozoa. Typhoid and tuberculosis are bacterial diseases. Virus causes common ailments such as cold, influenza and coughs.
(b) Food spoilage: Some micro-organisms spoil food, clothing and leather. Fungus developed in moisture on leather and some food articles spoils them.  

Ques 35: Explain the difference between the thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics. 
Ans: Differences between thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics:

S. No.
Thermosetting plastics
These are the plastics which get deformed easily on heating. e.g., Polythene and PVC
These are plastics, which when moulded once, cannot be softened by heating. e,g., Bakelite and melamine.
These are used for making toys, combs, various types of con
In thermosetting plastics, bakelites are used for making electrical switches, handles of various utensils, etc. Melamines are used for making floor tiles, kitchen wares and fabrics which resist fire.
These plastics can undergo recycling.
These plastics cannot undergo recycling.
These plastics do not have cross- linking.
These plastics possess cross-linking.
These plastics do not possess strong intermolecular force of attraction.
These plastics possess strong inter-molecular force of attraction.

Ques 36: Discuss all the chemical properties of (a) Metals and (b) Non-metals.
Ans: (a) Chemical properties of metals:
(i) Metals react with oxygen to produce oxides which are alkaline in nature. e.g.,
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(ii) Metallic oxides produce bases by reacting with water differently. 
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(iii) Metals react with acid to produce hydrogen gas.
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(iv) More reactive metals displace the less reactive metals from their compounds in an aqueous solution.
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(b) Chemical properties of Non-metals:
(i) Non-metals react with oxygen to produce oxides which are acidic in nature.
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(ii) Non-metals do not react with water.
(iii) Non-metals do not show displacement reactions.

Ques 37: Make a sketch of the human nerve cell. What functions do nerve cells do?  
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Functions: The nerve cell receives and transfers messages, thereby helping to control and coordinate the working of different parts of the body.

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FAQs on Class 8 Science: Sample Question Paper - 4 - Science Class 8

1. What is the scientific method and how is it used in conducting experiments?
Ans. The scientific method is a systematic approach used by scientists to investigate and understand phenomena in the natural world. It involves several steps, including making observations, formulating a hypothesis, conducting experiments, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. By following this method, scientists can gather reliable evidence and test their hypotheses to gain a better understanding of the subject matter.
2. What are the differences between physical and chemical changes?
Ans. Physical changes involve a change in the physical properties of a substance, such as its shape, size, or state, without altering its chemical composition. Examples include melting ice, boiling water, or tearing a piece of paper. On the other hand, chemical changes involve a transformation in the chemical composition of a substance, resulting in the formation of new substances with different properties. Examples include burning wood, rusting of iron, or baking a cake.
3. How do plants make their own food?
Ans. Plants make their own food through a process called photosynthesis. They use sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce glucose (a type of sugar) and oxygen. The process takes place in the chloroplasts, which contain a pigment called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll absorbs sunlight, which is then used to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose. Oxygen is released as a byproduct of photosynthesis.
4. What is the role of the respiratory system in the human body?
Ans. The respiratory system plays a crucial role in the human body by facilitating the exchange of gases between the body and the external environment. It includes organs such as the nose, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. The main function of the respiratory system is to take in oxygen from the air and release carbon dioxide, a waste product of cellular respiration. Oxygen is necessary for the production of energy in the cells, while carbon dioxide needs to be eliminated to maintain proper pH levels in the body.
5. What are the three states of matter and how do they differ from each other?
Ans. The three states of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. In a solid, particles are closely packed together, have a fixed shape and volume, and vibrate in place. In a liquid, particles are not as closely packed, have a definite volume but no fixed shape, and can flow and take the shape of their container. In a gas, particles are widely spaced, have no fixed shape or volume, and can move freely and rapidly in all directions. The main difference between these states lies in the arrangement, spacing, and movement of the particles.
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