PhysSci6: Light Reading Questions
  • 1. Light is a form of -
A) inertia
B) energy
C) water
D) sound
  • 2. Which of the following is true?
A) The moon produces natural light.
B) The sun is the only thing that can produce light.
C) There are many things that produce light.
D) Light is only produced by fire.
  • 3. All of the following are sources of light EXCEPT -
A) fire
B) the sun
C) the moon
D) a light bulb
  • 4. Light is produced when a form of energy is changed into -
A) chemical energy
B) light energy
C) nuclear energy
D) magnetic energy
  • 5. How long does it take light to travel from the sun to the Earth?
A) 8 days
B) 8 years
C) 8 minutes
D) 8 seconds
  • 6. Light can be reflected or -
A) warped
B) destroyed
C) refracted
D) turned
  • 7. Light that bounces back has been -
A) absorbed
B) refracted
C) reflected
D) transferred
  • 8. Light that bends has been
A) transferred
B) reflected
C) absorbed
D) refracted
  • 9. Which of the following items would most likely reflect light?
A) lens
B) mirror
C) tree
D) fire
  • 10. All of the following items refract light EXCEPT -
A) magnets
B) telescopes
C) cameras
D) eyeglasses
  • 11. The word "light" in paragraph 1 means -
A) the bending of light waves as they travel from one surface to another
B) a lens that is thicker in the center and thinner at the edges and bends light outward
C) the bouncing back of light waves off of a surface
D) a form of energy that can travel in waves and can move through empty space
  • 12. What does the word "reflection" mean in paragraph 4?
A) a form of energy that can travel in waves and can move through empty space
B) a lens that is thicker in the center and thinner at the edges and bends light outward
C) the bending of light waves as they travel from one surface to another
D) the bouncing back of light waves off of a surface
  • 13. What does the word "refraction" mean in paragraph 4?
A) a form of energy that can travel in waves and can move through empty space
B) a lens that is thicker in the center and thinner at the edges and bends light outward
C) the bouncing back of light waves off of a surface
D) the bending of light waves as they travel from one surface to another
  • 14. The term "concave lens" in paragraph 4 refers to -
A) the bending of light waves as they travel from one surface to another
B) a lens that is thinner in the center and thicker at the edges and bends light outward
C) a lens that is thicker in the center and thinner at the edges and bends light inward
D) a form of energy that can travel in waves and can move through empty space
  • 15. The term "convex lens" in paragraph 4 refers to -
A) a form of energy that can travel in waves and can move through empty space
B) a lens that is thicker in the center and thinner at the edges and bends light inward
C) the bending of light waves as they travel from one surface to another
D) a lens that is thinner in the center and thicker at the edges and bends light outward
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