Diffuse Reflection: Definition, Examples & Surfaces


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Specular reflection would most likely occur from a _____.

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1. Diffuse reflection would most likely occur from a _____.

2. Acoustic diffusers are designed to cause diffusion of which type of waves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the intriguing way waves can bounce, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of diffuse reflections. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding which object would most likely exhibit specular reflection as well as knowing which object within given choices would most likely display diffuse reflection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Objects displaying specular reflection
  • Which objects would exhibit diffuse reflection best
  • Type of wave acoustic diffusers are designed for
  • Characteristics of diffuse reflection
  • How rainwater on a road can cause specular reflection

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related diffuse reflections lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding objects displaying specular reflection and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of diffuse reflection

Additional Learning

To learn more about why it's hard to drive at night in the rain, review the corresponding lesson Diffuse Reflection: Definition, Examples & Surfaces. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the law of reflection states about a wave
  • Identify the applicability of the law given the surface of an object
  • Describe what specular reflection is
  • Know what diffuse reflection is and its difference from specular reflection
  • Appreciate how these principles can be understood in life