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Refraction Quizzes & Trivia

It's magic! You look at the glass that's half full, and place a straw in it...and the straw has been bent beyond use...but when you take it out, it's fixed again! What is this sorcery? Do you know?

Are you a mad (or not so mad) scientist, physicist or are you just a student hungry for the truth, and thirsty for knowledge...but why does the straw bend? How much do you know about light? Do you know what happens when light hits water, or any other see-through object? Are you ready to look at the glass half-empty and fill it up with answers? If so, get ready to bend time, space, light and your mind as you answer questions in these quizzes that would baffle Einstein!
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What is the difference between reflection and refraction? What are the most important things to note when it comes to these two major light concepts? Worry no more as the quiz below will enlighten you more.

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 3263   |  Last updated: Mar 28, 2018
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    A ray of light strikes a plane mirror PQ at an angle of incidence of 30o, is reflected from the plane mirror and then strikes a second plane mirror QR placed at right angles to the first mirror. The angle of reflection at the second mirror is:

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Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 3119   |  Last updated: Dec 14, 2015
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    An example of changing mediums is when light goes from ______ to ______.



Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 453   |  Last updated: Jul 20, 2020
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    A girl looks into a bathroom mirror to brush her hair. The figure shows what she sees in the mirror.In which hand is she holding the brush? 

Can you answer all these questions about light worksheet and reflection? Let's play this quiz and prove yourself now!

Questions: 6  |  Attempts: 475   |  Last updated: May 24, 2017
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    The diagram shows a ray of light incident on the edge of a piece of glass. The angle I is bigger than the critical angle.Which arrow correctly shows the direction of the ray after it leaves the edge of the glass ?  

This quiz checks your understanding of reflection and refraction. What do you need to know to complete the quiz? Well, if you can remember what you learnt in class... and know how to look up things on the internet or in your...

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 2052   |  Last updated: Jun 14, 2014
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    For reflection to occur, light must...
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Refraction Questions & Answers


What is the distance between the positions of the original and final images seen in the mirror if an object is placed 20 cm in front of a plane mirror and the mirror is moved 2 cm towards the...
As the object was initially placed 20 cm in front of the plane mirror, the image formed was 40 cm away from the original object. Now, when the mirror is moved 2 centimeters towards the object, the image also moves two towards the object. In this pers
What will happen if light travels from medium 1 to medium 2 and speed of light is less in medium 2?  
(B) Bend away from the normal. When light travels from a rarer to denser medium then the ray of light will bend away from the normal.
What does a negative magnification for a mirror mean?
When you look in a mirror you are in front of it, and the focal distance is then positive. The image must be the same size as the part of you (or an object) shown in it. A concave mirror will have a positive focal length. The formula for magnificatio
What is total internal reflection?
In physics, when a ray of light is reflected back into, say, a lake or vessel of water, and is at a critical angle, the phenomenon occurs that the whole reflection is seen not just a partial one. This critical angle on a water/air surface is normall
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