Microscope Quizzes & Trivia

How often have you used a microscope? How much do you know about this piece of scientific equipment? If you want to see how good your knowledge really is, then try our challenging microscope quizzes. Everyone knows that you look through a microscope to examine objects that you can’t see with the naked eye, due to their size, but do you know about the different types of microscope?

What is an electron microscope? What is an optical microscope? How is Eric Betzig involved in the world of microscopes, and who did he work with? Yes, you may have used a microscope on several occasions, but how much knowledge do you actually have about them? Try one of our microscope quizzes and find out. 
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Welcome to An Ultimate Quiz on Microscope Parts and Functions! The microscope has been used in science to understand elements, diseases, and cells. You must have used a microscope back in high school in the biology lab. Do you...

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 49478   |  Last updated: Nov 4, 2020
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Using a microscope is the best way in which people can see objects and particles that are too small to be seen by the naked human eye. Have you just gotten introduced to the telescope and have an assignment on naming all the...

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 4673   |  Last updated: Aug 20, 2020
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    When first focusing in low power,  bring the lens as close to the slide as possible.

Can you imagine what ordinary things look like under a microscope? Here are some interesting examples. Can you guess what each picture shows?

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 2489   |  Last updated: Nov 18, 2020
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    What is this?                            

This should help you study the functions of a microscope for the Microscope Quiz on February 5th, 2009.

Questions: 16  |  Attempts: 2368   |  Last updated: May 12, 2017
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    More on the last question... Which different types are there?

This quiz is to make sure that you know how to use a microscope. It also sees if you can handle it. This will be graded.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 1311   |  Last updated: May 12, 2017
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    What is the proper way of carrying the microscope?

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Microscope Questions & Answers

What is fine adjustment knob?
The fine adjustment knob moves the stage up and down to make the specimen you are looking through a microscope sharper. A microscope has 2 knobs - the coarse adjustment knob and the fine adjustment knob. These knobs are used so people can see a close
What part of a microscope makes an image brighter?
A camera is incorporated with a number of tools to manipulate the resulting image. If you want to make the image brighter, you need to make the aperture wider to allow more light to fall through. This will light up the image much more, increasing the
What is the function of the Revolving nosepiece?
Microscopes are often used by scientists or science students in order to make small things bigger. Usually these small things can either can’t be seen by the naked eye or they are too small to see the details by the naked eye. Therefore, there
What is the difference between Optical and Electron Microscope?
Electron microscopes are better than their optical counterpart. Electron microscopes use electrons to magnify a projected image, while optical microscopes use photons. Electron microscopes can reach magnifications of up to one million times. This am
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