1. Fill in the blanks.
(a) Friction opposes the ________ between the surfaces in contact with each
(b) Friction depends on the_____________ Friction produces.
(c) Friction produces ______.
(d) Sprinkling of powder on the carom board ____ friction.
(e) Sidling friction is ____ than the static friction.
2. Four children were asked to arrange forces due to rolling, static and sliding frictions in a decreasing order. Their arrangements are given below.
Choose the correct arrangement.
(a) Rolling, static, sliding
(b) Rolling, sliding, static
(c) Static, sliding, rolling
(d) Sliding, static, rolling
3. Alida runs her toy car on dry marble floor, wet marble floor, newspaper and towel spread on the floor. The force of friction acting on the car on different surfaces in increasing order will be
(a) Wet marble floor, dry marble floor, newspaper and towel
(b) Newspaper, towel, dry marble floor, wet marble floor
(c) Towel, newspaper, dry marble floor, wet marble floor
(d) Wet marble floor, dry marble floor, towel, newspaper
4. Suppose your writing desk it tilted a little. A book kept on it starts sliding down. Show the direction of frictional force acting on it.
5. You spill a bucket of soapy water on a marble floor accidently. Would it make easier or more difficult for you to walk on the floor? Why?
6. Explain why sportsmen use shoes use shoes with spikes?
7. Iqbal has to push a lighter box and Seema has to push a similar heavier box on the same floor. Who will have to apply a larger force and why?
8. Explain why sliding friction is less than static friction.
9. Give examples to show that friction is both a friend and foe.
10. Explain why objects moving in fluids must have special shapes.