Free Surface Areas and Volumes 03 Practice Test - 10th Grade 

Question 1

A bucket is in the form of a frustum of a cone, its depth is 15 cm and the diameters of the top and the bottom are 56 cm and 42 cm respectively. How many litres of water can the bucket hold ? (Take π = 227



Solution :

R = 28 cm 

r = 21 cm 

h = 15 cm 

Capacity of the bucket = 13πh(R2+r2+Rr) 

= 13×227×15×[(28)2+(21)2+(28)(21)]cm3 

= 227×5×[784+441+588]cm3 

= 227×5×1813cm3 

= 22 × 5 × 259 cm3

= 28490 cm3

= 284901000 liters 

= 28.49 liters 

Question 2

There is a coin. Ram attaches a conical attachment to one flat end of coin. The conical attachment has same radius as coin. What is the surface area of the combined solid?


Coin base area + Coin C.S.A + Hemisphere C.S.A


Coin base area + Coin C.S.A + cone C.S.A


Total surface area of coin + total surface area of cone


Total surface area of cone


Solution : B

This leaves only the following surfaces for the combined solid-

1. One flat surface of coin

2. Curved surface of coin

3. Curved surface area of cone

These 3 areas add up together to give total surface area of combined solid.

Question 3

A tent is in the form of a cylinder of diameter 4.2 m and height 4 m, is surmounted by a cone of equal base and height 2.8 m. Find the cost of canvas required for making the tent at ₹100 per sq.m.


₹ 6590


₹ 7590


₹ 8590


₹ 9876


Solution : B

The total surface area of the tent:

T=2πrh1+πrlπ=227;r=2.1 mh1=height of the cylinder=4 mh2=height of the cone=2.8  ml= slant height of the conel=2.82+2.12=3.5 m


T=(2×227×2.1×4+227×2.1×3.5)T=75.9 m2

Therefore, the total cost of canvas at ₹100 per sq meter = 75.9×100= 7590.

Question 4

If Hemakshi reshaped a cone of height h cm and radius of base r cm into a sphere, then, which of the following options is always correct?


Volume of cone = Volume of sphere


Surface area of cone = Surface area of sphere


Radius of cone = Radius of sphere

D. None of the above


Solution : A

If any solid is reshaped into a new solid then volume always remains constant.

Question 5

If the radii of the ends of a bucket, 45 cm high, are 28 cm and 7 cm respectively, then the total surface area of the bucket is:

A. 6074 cm2 
B. 7074 cm2 
C. 8074 cm2 
D. 8274 cm2 


Solution : C

Total surface area of the bucket

Where π=227,
l= Slant height of the bucket  

r1=28cm and r2  = 7 cm 

l= Slant height of the bucket
  =(45)2+(21)2 cm=49.6 cm

TSA=[227×49.6×(28+7)+      227×(282+72)]=8074 cm2

Question 6

A cylindrical pipe has inner diameter of 7 cm and water flows through it at the rate of 192.5 litres per minute. Find the rate of flow in kilometres per hour.










Solution : B

In one minute 192.5 litres of water flows.

So, The Volume of water that flows in one hour = (192.50 × 60) liters.  [1 hour=60 mins ]

Volume in cm3 = (192.5 × 60 × 1000) cm3 [1 litre=1000 cm3 ]

Inner radius of the pipe = 3.5 cm.

Let the length of column of water that flows in 1 hour be h cm.

Then,227 × 3.5 × 3.5 × h = 192.5 × 60 × 1000

h= 300000 cm = 3 km

Hence, the rate of flow = 3 km per hour.

Question 7

A piece of cloth is required to completely cover a solid object. The solid object is composed of a hemisphere and a cone surmounted on it. If the common radius is 7 m and height of the cone is 1 m, what is the area of cloth required?


262.39  m2


463.39  m2


662.39  m2


563  m2


Solution : B


r = 7m
h = 1m

Surface area of hemisphere = 2πr2 
=2×227×(7)2 = 308 m2.

For calculating the surface area of a cone we need to calculate its slant height,

l = r2+h2

l = 49+1=50 m.

Surface area of cone = πrl= 227×7×50 = 155.39 m2.

So, area of cloth required = (308 + 155.39)m2 = 463.39 m2

Question 8

A road roller was used for levelling a road of width 2 m. It was observed that, the road roller required 25 complete revolutions to level the entire road. If the radius and the length of the roller is 7 m and 2 m respectively, then length of the road is ____. [Take π = 3.14].


1200 m


2100 m


1100 m 


1234 m


Solution : C

Given, Radius of Cylinder, r=7 m 
            length of roller, h=2 m 
            Width of road,  B=2 m
            Length of road be L 
            Number of revolution taken = 25

Roller rolls on its curved surface area.
  Surface area of   =   CSA of cylinder
   one revolution  
                                 =2πrh=2×227×7×2=88 m2

Total area covered in 25  revolution  =25×88=2200 m2

This area will be equal to the area of the road levelled

Area of road = L×B=2200L×2=2200L=1100 m

Length of the level road is 1100 m.

Question 9

Ram has a semicircular disc. He rotates it about its diameter by 360 degrees. When he rotates the disc, a volume of air in his room gets swept.The name of the object/shape that exactly occupies this volume is 



Solution :

The shape obtained when a semi circular disc is rotated by 360 degrees is a sphere. If it was rotated by 180 degrees instead of 360 degrees, then we obtain a hemisphere.  The line segment AB will be diameter of the sphere formed.

Question 10

A vessel is in the form of an inverted cone. Its height is 8 cm and the radius of its top, which is open, is 5 cm. It is filled with water up to the brim. When lead shots, each of which is a sphere of radius 0.5 cm are dropped into the vessel, one-fourth of the water flows out. The number of lead shots dropped in the vessel is ______.





C. 20
D. 10


Solution : A

Let number of lead shots = n 

Height of cone =h=8 cm

Radius of cone =r1=5 cm 

Volume of water present in the cone = Volume of cone =13.π.(r1)2.h 

=(13×227×52×8 cm2)
Volume of water flown out =(14×13×227×52×8) cm3

 Radius of lead shot =r=0.5 cm

Volume of each lead shot ... =43.π.r3=(43×227×(0.5)3) cm3

 According to given situation, n lead shots are thrown into cone such that 1/4th of water present in cone flows out.

It means volume of n lead shots = volume of water flown out