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TExES Science 7-12: Optics & Waves Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can the law of reflection apply to dull (non-shiny) surfaces?

Question 2 2. Transparency is caused by the _____ of light waves.

Question 3 3. In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are

Question 4 4. Which of the following is not a feature of a sound wave?

Question 5 5. Both diffuse and specular reflection will cause an object to appear

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Question 6 6. A high, squeaky sound is described by which of the following?

Question 7 7. How do we hear sounds?

Question 8 8. As the frequencies of the pure spectral colors increase, the wavelengths of the colors:

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a pure spectral color?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a source of visible light?

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Question 11 11. When the vibrations of one object match the resonant frequency of a second object, the first object increases the _____ of the vibrations of the second object.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the bending of light when it moves from one medium to another?

Question 13 13. The carotenoids on a yellow bird's feathers absorb all light frequencies except for

Question 14 14. Where does the law of reflection apply?

Question 15 15. Pigments create the appearance of color through _____ absorption.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a way of classifying waves?

Question 17 17. What is a sound?

Question 18 18. The distance from trough to trough on a position-time graph is what component of a wave?

Question 19 19. What is a wave?

Question 20 20. In observing two interfering waves, the amplitude of the resulting wave can be found at every point using the principle of

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Question 21 21. What is the frequency of a wave?

Question 22 22. The combination of all frequencies of visible light makes

Question 23 23. When a light wave moves from a less dense medium to a more dense medium, in what way does the light bend?

Question 24 24. Transmission of light waves depends on the passing of energy from one _____ to the next.

Question 25 25. Resonance of sound waves results in

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Question 26 26. Sunscreen is _____ to visible light waves and _____ to ultraviolet light.

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

Question 28 28. How can the law of reflection apply to curved surfaces?

Question 29 29. Opacity is caused by the _____ of light waves.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a word for the phenomenon where light at different frequencies refracts by different amounts?

TExES Science 7-12: Optics & Waves Chapter Exam Instructions

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