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Light (Grade 6)

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Which of the following is true of visible light?
  1. Its waves are used for radio broadcasts.
  2. It is also called X-ray.
  3. It is the largest portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  4. Its waves hit an object and are either absorbed or reflected.
Which is the best description of the nature of light?
  1. Light always behaves like waves.
  2. Light always behaves like particles.
  3. Light sometimes behaves like waves and at other times like particles.
  4. Light never behaves like either waves or particles.
If an object reflects red light and absorbs all the other colors, what color does the object appear to be?
  1. white
  2. black
  3. red
  4. all colors except red
When light strikes a convex lens, the light beams
  1. diverge or spread out.
  2. become wiggly lines.
  3. converge or become focused into one beam.
Compared to visible light, the wavelength of ultraviolet light is
  1. longer.
  2. shorter.
  3. the same.
  4. brighter.
Unlike sound waves, light waves                            .
  1. carry energy
  2. must travel through matter
  3. travel as compression waves
  4. travel as transverse waves
Light does not pass through an object at all that is                .
  1. opaque
  2. translucent
  3. shiny
  4. transparent
White light can be separated into different colors by using a                .
  1. mirror
  2. convex
  3. concave lens
  4. prism
Light shines clear through objects that are                .
  1. opaque
  2. translucent
  3. shiny
  4. transparent
What is the difference between a lens and a mirror?
  1. A mirror refracts light.
  2. A mirror bends light inward.
  3. A mirror reflects light while a lens refracts light.
The lens that is thicker in the middle than at the edges is                 .
  1. convex
  2. concave
  3. light-reflecting
  4. corrective
When light passes from one material to another, you may observe                .
  1. spectrum
  2. rays
  3. refraction
  4. wavelength
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