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Friction MCQ Practice Sheet Part 1

1. If a body of mass m in moving on a rough horizontal surface of coefficient of kinetic


friction , the net force exerted by surface on the body is

(a)
(b)

mg

(c)

mg

(d)
2. A block of mass 4 kg is kept on a rough horizontal surface. The coefficient of static
friction is 0.8. If a force of 19 N is applied on the block parallel to the floor, then the
force of friction between the block and floor is
(a)

32 N

(b)

18 N

(c)

19 N

(d)

9.8 N

3. A chain lies on a rough horizontal table. It starts sliding when one-fourth of its length
hangs over the edge of the table. The coefficient of static friction between the chain and
the surface of the table is
(a)

1/2

(b)

1/3

(c)

1/4

(d)

1/5

4. A block of mass 5 kg resting on a horizontal surface is connected by a cord, passing


over a light frictionless pulley to a hanging block of mass 5 kg. The coefficient of kinetic
friction between the block and the surface is 0.5. Tension in the cord is: (g = 9.8 m/s2)

(a)

49 N

(b)

Zero

(c)

36.75 N

(d)

12.75 N

5. Starting from rest, a body slides down a 45 inclined plane in twice the time, it takes
to slide down the same distance in the absence of friction. The coefficient of friction
between the body and the inclined plane is:
(a)

0.2

(b)

0.25

(c)

0.75

(d)

0.5

6. A mass placed on an inclined plane is just in equilibrium. If is coefficient of friction


of the surface, then maximum inclination of the plane with the horizontal is:
(a)

tan1

(b)

tan1 (/2)

(c)

sin1

(d)

cos1

7. A black of mass 4 kg is placed on a rough horizontal plane. A time dependent force F


= kt2 acts on the block, where k = 2 N/s 2. Coefficient of friction = 0.8. Force of friction
between block and the plane at t = 2s is:
(a)

8N

(b)

4N

(c)

2N

(d)

32 N

8. A block of mass 3 kg is at rest on a rough inclined plane as shown in the figure. The
magnitude of net force exerted by the surface on the block will be:

(a)
(b)

15 N

(c)

10 N

(d)

30 N

9. A block of mass m is at rest on inclined plane which is making angle with the
horizontal. The coefficient of friction between the block and plane is . Then, frictional
force acting between the surface is:

(a)

mg

(b)

mg sin

(c)

(mg sin mg cos )

(d)

mg sin

10. A uniform rope of length l lies of a table. If the coefficient of friction is , then the
maximum length l1 of the hanging part of the rope which can overhang from the edge of
the table without sliding down is:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

11. Two mass A and B of 10 kg and 5 kg respectively are connected with a string passing
over a frictionless pulley fixed at the corner of a table as shown in figure. The coefficient
of friction of A with the table is 0.2. The minimum mass of C that may be placed on A to
prevent it from moving is equal to:

(a)

15 kg

(b)

10 kg

(c)

5 kg

(d)

20 kg

12. In the shown arrangement mass of A = 1 kg, mass of B = 2 kg. Coefficient of friction
between A and B = 0.2. There is no friction between B and ground. The frictional force
exerted by A on B equals:

(a)

2N

(b)

3N

(c)

4N

(d)

5N

13. A block of mass 10 kg is placed on a rough horizontal surface having coefficient of


friction = 0.5. If a horizontal force of 100 N is applied on it, then the acceleration of
the block will be:
(a)

15 m/s2

(b)

10 m/s2

(c)

5 m/s2

(d)

0.5 m/s2

14. A block of mass 1 kg is placed on a truck which accelerates with acceleration 5 m/s 2.
The coefficient of static friction between the block and truck is 0.6. The frictional force
acting on the block is:
(a)

5N

(b)

6N

(c)

5.88 N

(d)

4.6 N

15. If the coefficient of friction of a plane inclined at 30 is 0.4, then the acceleration of
the body sliding freely on it, is: (g = 9.8 m/s2)
(a)

1.51 m/s2

(b)

3.54 m/s2

(c)

9.8 m/s2

(d)

4.9 m/s2

Answer Keys:
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