Grade 4 Physical Science- Light
  • 1. What do we call material that scatters or absorbs most of the light that strikes it, making objects appear blurry when viewed through it?
A) translucent
B) opaque
C) transitional
D) transparent
  • 2. What do we call material that allows light to pass through, making objects clearly visible when viewed through this material?
A) transitional
B) transparent
C) translucent
D) opaque
  • 3. What do we call material that absorbs most all of the light that strikes it, making objects not visible?
A) transparent
B) translucent
C) transitional
D) opaque
  • 4. Automobile window glass is
A) transparent
B) translucent
C) transitional
D) opaque
  • 5. Frosted (privacy) shower glass is
A) transparent
B) opaque
C) transitional
D) translucent
  • 6. Mirror glass is
A) translucent
B) opaque
C) transparent
D) transitional
  • 7. The bending of light as it passes through different transparent materials is called
A) refraction
B) rotation
C) absorption
D) reflection
  • 8. The bouncing of light from a smooth surface is called
A) refraction
B) rotation
C) reflection
D) absorption
  • 9. A solid, transparent shape that is used to separate white light is called a
A) cylinder
B) prism
C) pyramid
D) lens
  • 10. Magnify means to
A) to transfer energy
B) separate white light
C) enlarge visually
D) increase intensity
  • 11. Which does NOT belong: Light...
A) is a form of energy
B) travels is a straight line
C) travels in waves
D) is a type of matter
  • 12. What is reflected by a red shirt?
A) all light
B) red light
C) white light
D) all colors of light except red light
  • 13. What light is absorbed by a red shirt?
A) all light
B) all colors of light except red light
C) white light
D) red light
  • 14. The colors red, Orange, yellow, green, blue indigo, violet refer to the
A) radiation spectrum
B) radiant spectrum
C) visible spectrum
D) electromagnetic spectrum
  • 15. Which material would be the best choice if you want to allow some light, but would also like some privacy?
A) transparent material
B) a rotational material
C) opaque material
D) translucent material
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