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Reflection, refraction, absorption, diffraction, transmitted

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  • Q1
    Which of the following best describes what happens when light bounces off a smooth surface?
    Absorption
    Refraction
    Diffraction
    Reflection
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the bending of light as it passes from one medium to another?
    Reflection
    Refraction
    Diffraction
    Absorption
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the process by which light is taken in by a material and converted into heat?
    Absorption
    Reflection
    Refraction
    Diffraction
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the bending of light around obstacles and spreading out after passing through a small opening?
    Refraction
    Absorption
    Reflection
    Diffraction
    30s
  • Q5
    What is the term for light passing through a material without being reflected, absorbed, or scattered?
    Transmitted
    Diffraction
    Refraction
    Reflection
    30s
  • Q6
    Which term refers to the change in direction of waves as they pass through an opening or around an obstacle?
    Diffraction
    Refraction
    Absorption
    Reflection
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the term for the change in speed and direction of light as it passes from one medium to another?
    Diffraction
    Absorption
    Refraction
    Reflection
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of the following is an example of reflected light?
    Light absorbed by a black shirt
    Light passing through a window
    Light passing through a glass prism
    Seeing your reflection in a mirror
    30s
  • Q9
    Which of the following is an example of refracted light?
    Light bouncing off a shiny surface
    Light passing through a clear glass window
    Light being absorbed by a black object
    A pencil appearing bent when placed in a glass of water
    30s
  • Q10
    Which of the following is an example of absorbed light?
    Light passing through a glass prism
    A black shirt heating up in the sun
    Light bending in a glass of water
    Light reflecting off a mirror
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following is an example of diffracted light?
    Light passing through a clear glass window
    Seeing colorful bands when light passes through a narrow slit
    Light reflecting off a shiny surface
    Light being absorbed by a black object
    30s
  • Q12
    Which of the following is an example of transmitted light?
    Light absorbed by a black shirt
    Sunlight passing through a window into a room
    Light bending in a glass of water
    Light reflecting off a mirror
    30s
  • Q13
    Which of the following is an example of reflected light?
    Light absorbed by a black shirt
    Light passing through a glass prism
    Light bending in a glass of water
    Seeing your reflection in a shiny car bumper
    30s

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