Telescopes And Electromagnetic Waves

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Electromagnetic Wave Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following types of electromagnetic wave has the longest wavelength:
    • A. 

      Radio Waves

    • B. 

      Gamma rays

    • C. 

      Light Waves

    • D. 

      Ocean Waves

  • 2. 
    Which of the following types of electromagnetic energy has the shortest wavelength:
    • A. 

      Radio Waves

    • B. 

      Gamma rays

    • C. 

      Light Waves

    • D. 

      Ocean Waves

  • 3. 
    Which of the following types of electromagnetic waves can you see?
    • A. 

      Microwaves

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet waves

    • C. 

      Light waves

    • D. 

      Infrared waves

  • 4. 
    Which of the following electromagnetic waves can you feel as heat:
    • A. 

      Microwaves

    • B. 

      Light waves

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet waves

    • D. 

      Infrared waves

  • 5. 
    Which of the following types of electromagnetic waves is dangerous radiation?
    • A. 

      Radio waves

    • B. 

      Microwaves

    • C. 

      Infrared waves

    • D. 

      Gamma rays

  • 6. 
    Why do scientists use waves of electromagnetic energy other than visible light to view objects in the universe?
    • A. 

      The other types of waves make things more colorful.

    • B. 

      The other types of waves let scientist see things your eyes cannot see.

    • C. 

      The other types of waves are stronger than your eyes

    • D. 

      The other types of waves are sharper than your eyes

  • 7. 
    When a scientist uses radio waves to look at things in space, the radio waves can help a scientist tell what about the object:
    • A. 

      What the object is made of.

    • B. 

      How far away the object is.

    • C. 

      How big the object is.

    • D. 

      The color of the object.

  • 8. 
    Besides just seeing what an object looks like. Visible light can also tell a scientist a stars
    • A. 

      Temperature by looking at its color.

    • B. 

      Mass by looking at how big it is.

    • C. 

      A stars energy by looking at how bright it is.

    • D. 

      A stars weight by looking at how large it is.

  • 9. 
    X rays can help a scientist see what things in the universe?
    • A. 

      Very large stars like supergiants.

    • B. 

      Extremely fast moving objects like comets.

    • C. 

      High energy objects like black holes.

    • D. 

      Invisible things like dark matter.

  • 10. 
    The picture shows what type of instrument used by scientists to view objects in space.
    • A. 

      Refracting Telescope

    • B. 

      Reflecting Telescope

    • C. 

      Radio Telescope

    • D. 

      Telescope Array

    • E. 

      CCD Array

  • 11. 
    The picture shows what type of instrument used by scientists to view objects in space.
    • A. 

      Refracting Telescope

    • B. 

      Reflecting Telescope

    • C. 

      Radio Telescope

    • D. 

      Telescope Array

    • E. 

      CCD Array

  • 12. 
    The picture shows what type of instrument used by scientists to view objects in space. 
    • A. 

      Reflecting Telescope

    • B. 

      Refracting Telescope

    • C. 

      Radio Telescope

    • D. 

      Telescope Array

    • E. 

      CCD Array

  • 13. 
    The picture shows what type of instrument used by scientists to view objects in space.
    • A. 

      Reflecting Telescope

    • B. 

      Refracting Telescope

    • C. 

      Radio Telescope

    • D. 

      Telescope Array

    • E. 

      CCD Array

  • 14. 
    The picture shows what type of instrument used by scientists to view objects in space.
    • A. 

      Reflecting Telescope

    • B. 

      Refracting Telescope

    • C. 

      Radio Telescope

    • D. 

      Telescope Array

    • E. 

      CCD Array

  • 15. 
    CCD arrays are useful to scientists because they can
    • A. 

      'see' more types of electromagnetic waves than the human eye

    • B. 

      Capture gamma rays.

    • C. 

      See objects in total darkness.

    • D. 

      Make images of invisible objects.