Interactive Science Quiz About Light

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Light or visible light is electromagnetic radiation within the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be perceived by the human eye. Visible light is usually defined as having wavelengths in the range of 400–700 nm, between the infrared and the ultraviolet Know more in this Interactive Science Quiz About Light


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Light is best described as a:
    • A. 

      Particle

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Point

    • D. 

      Particle and Wave

    • E. 

      Point and Wave

  • 2. 
    An image in which no light rays can pass through it is called:
    • A. 

      Opaque

    • B. 

      Translucent

    • C. 

      Transparent

    • D. 

      Pigment

    • E. 

      Convex

  • 3. 
    How much a wave will bend depends on: 
    • A. 

      The wavelength of light in both materials

    • B. 

      The frequency of light in both materials

    • C. 

      The radiation given off in both materials

    • D. 

      The speed of light in both materials

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 4. 
    When waves in phase combine, it is called:
    • A. 

      Destructive Combination

    • B. 

      Constructive Combination

    • C. 

      Destructive Interference

    • D. 

      Constructive Interference

    • E. 

      Loud

  • 5. 
    An image in which no light rays pass through it is called a:
    • A. 

      Real Image

    • B. 

      Virtual Image

    • C. 

      Reflection

    • D. 

      Refraction

    • E. 

      Diffraction

  • 6. 
    What 3 colors of light would produce white light?
    • A. 

      Red, Orange & Yellow

    • B. 

      Red, Yellow & Blue

    • C. 

      Red, Yellow & Green

    • D. 

      Red, Green & Blue

    • E. 

      Red, Blue & Violet

  • 7. 
    In your eyes, these detect light brightness:
    • A. 

      Rods

    • B. 

      Cones

    • C. 

      Lenses

    • D. 

      Irises

    • E. 

      Retinas

  • 8. 
    When you see a white t-shirt, which cones are stimulated in your eyes?
    • A. 

      Red Cones

    • B. 

      Green Cones

    • C. 

      Blue Cones

    • D. 

      All 3 Cones

    • E. 

      Red & Green Cones

  • 9. 
    The biggest disadvantage of incandescent lighting is:
    • A. 

      It's expensive

    • B. 

      It's not good for the environment

    • C. 

      It's not heat efficient

    • D. 

      It's not white light

  • 10. 
    This types of mirror has a surface that curves inward:
    • A. 

      Convex Mirror

    • B. 

      Concave Mirror

    • C. 

      Longitudinal Mirror

    • D. 

      Opaque Mirror

  • 11. 
    This type of mirror makes everything look HUGE!
    • A. 

      Convex Mirror

    • B. 

      Magnitude Mirror

    • C. 

      Maximize Mirror

    • D. 

      Concave Mirror

  • 12. 
    Convex mirrors are thicker in the middle so they cause light rays to _______________.
    • A. 

      Converge

    • B. 

      Diverge

  • 13. 
    Concave lenses are thinner in the middle and thicker at the edges so they cause light rays to __________________.
    • A. 

      Converge

    • B. 

      Diverge

  • 14. 
    In a normal eye, light rays converge on the:
    • A. 

      Lens

    • B. 

      Retina

    • C. 

      Iris

    • D. 

      Pupil

    • E. 

      Cochlea

  • 15. 
    Which is true of far-sighted people?
    • A. 

      They can only see things up close, not far away.

    • B. 

      They can only see things far away, not up close.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is true of near-sighted people?
    • A. 

      They can only see things up close, not far away.

    • B. 

      They can only see things far away, not up close.

  • 17. 
    People who are near-sighted need a ______________ lens to diverge light rays because their eyeball is too ________.
    • A. 

      Convex, long

    • B. 

      Concave, long

    • C. 

      Convex, short

    • D. 

      Concave, short

  • 18. 
    Einstein called particles in the form of light:
    • A. 

      Light-packets

    • B. 

      Quantums

    • C. 

      Photons

    • D. 

      Reverberations

    • E. 

      Electromagnetic Radiation

  • 19. 
    Which of the following lists the 6 colors of the visible spectrum from shortest to longest wavelength?
    • A. 

      Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet

    • B. 

      Violet, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red

  • 20. 
    This type of electromagnetic wave has the most penetrating power:
    • A. 

      X-rays

    • B. 

      UV Rays

    • C. 

      Radio waves

    • D. 

      Gamma Rays

    • E. 

      Infrared waves

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