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TExES Physical Science 6-12: Optics & Waves Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

Question 2 2. What is the frequency of a wave?

Question 3 3. In observing two interfering waves, the amplitude of the resulting wave can be found at every point using the principle of

Question 4 4. The carotenoids on a yellow bird's feathers absorb all light frequencies except for

Question 5 5. If 100% of the light frequencies resonate with the electrons of an object, then the object will exhibit

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Question 6 6. When playing a trumpet, the vibrations made by the lips on the mouthpiece have to match the resonant frequency of

Question 7 7. Which of the following has the highest energy?

Question 8 8. Of the following choices, a sound wave would travel fastest in a

Question 9 9. The distance from peak to peak on an X-Y graph is what component of a wave?

Question 10 10. In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are

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Question 11 11. Which of the following represents the six spectral colors in order of increasing frequency?

Question 12 12. Specular reflection would most likely occur from a _____.

Question 13 13. What is the angle of refraction for light entering water from air when the light strikes the water at 20° to the normal? The index of refraction of air is 1 and 1.33 for water.

Question 14 14. Opacity is caused by the _____ of light waves.

Question 15 15. As the frequencies of the pure spectral colors increase, the wavelengths of the colors:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a source of visible light?

Question 17 17. The law of reflection states that the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of

Question 18 18. On the electromagnetic spectrum, the waves with the highest frequencies have the smallest

Question 19 19. By studying the red and blue shifts of the galaxies, scientists concluded that the universe is

Question 20 20. The index of refraction compares the speed of light in a certain medium with the speed of light in

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Question 21 21. Sunscreen is _____ to visible light waves and _____ to ultraviolet light.

Question 22 22. Destructive interference occurs when the crest of one wave lines up with the _____ of another wave.

Question 23 23. Sound waves in the _____ range are best at traveling over large distances.

Question 24 24. Amplitude is a measure of how much _____ is being carried by a wave.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a pure spectral color?

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Question 26 26. A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels

Question 27 27. Chlorophyll is a plant pigment that absorbs all frequencies of light except for

Question 28 28. The electromagnetic waves that cause sunburn are

Question 29 29. Which scale is used to measure the intensity of sound?

Question 30 30. What is a wave?

TExES Physical Science 6-12: Optics & Waves Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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