Physical Science Test Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 1. 
    A transverse wave composed of an oscillating electric field and a magnetic field that oscillates perpendicular to the electric field is called:
    • A. 

      Radio Wave

    • B. 

      Electric Wave

    • C. 

      Magnetic Wave

    • D. 

      Electromagnetic Wave

  • 2. 
    The angle of reflection equals the angle of incidence.  This is called the Law of:
    • A. 

      Inspection

    • B. 

      Relativity

    • C. 

      Reflection

    • D. 

      Transversity

  • 3. 
    Light is made up of individual packets.  Each packet is made up of two perpendicular transverse waves:  one that consists of an oscillating electrical field, and one that is made up of an oscillating magnetic field.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Light is traveling in the air and suddenly hits a glass window.  Does the light speed up, slow down, or continue traveling at the same speed when it enters the glass?
    • A. 

      Speeds up

    • B. 

      Slows down

    • C. 

      Continues traveling at the same speed

  • 5. 
    Which has a higher frequency:  green light or yellow light?
    • A. 

      Green Light

    • B. 

      Yellow Light

  • 6. 
    Which has longer wavelengths:  ultraviolet rays or radio waves?
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet rays

    • B. 

      Radio waves

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The quarter is not really 3 feet in front of you because as the light from the quarter leaves the pool water, it bends. This causes a false image.

    • B. 

      The quarter is not really 3 feet in front of you because the trajectory of your vision into the water is skewed from the chlorine added to the pool water. This causes a false image.

    • C. 

      The quarter is not really 3 feet in front of you because logically you would not jump or dive off a diving board into only 3 feet of water without breaking your neck.

  • 8. 
    You want to concentrate light coming from a weak light source by focusing it all on a single point. Would you use a converging or diverging lens to do this?
    • A. 

      Converging Lens

    • B. 

      Diverging Lens

  • 9. 
    What does the eye do to change its focus?
    • A. 

      The eye changes the size of its pupil.

    • B. 

      The eye changes the shape of the cornea.

    • C. 

      The eye changes the shape of the lens

    • D. 

      The eye changes the size of the iris.

  • 10. 
    For problems 10 - 12, remember that blue + green = cyan, red + blue = magenta, and red + green = yellow. If a computer monitor makes a green dot and then puts a blue dot in the same place, what color will you see?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Cyan

    • D. 

      White

  • 11. 
    For problems 10 - 12, remember that blue + green = cyan, red + blue = magenta, and red + green = yellow. If cyan and magenta ink is mixed, what color ink will you get?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      White

  • 12. 
    For problems 10 - 12, remember that blue + green = cyan, red + blue = magenta, and red + green = yellow. If you shine a red light on a yellow shirt, what color will the shirt appear?  Assume the shirt color is done with dyes that use the subtractive primary colors.
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      White