What is a Concave Mirror? - Definition, Uses & Equation

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What does the law of reflection state?

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1. An image that you can only see by looking into a mirror is called a _______ image.

2. An image that appears to be projected out in front of a mirror is known as a _______ image.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of concave mirrors. Some of the topics you'll be quizzed on include knowing the type of mirror that can form a real image as well as identifying the kind of image that you can only see by looking into a mirror.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Type(s) of image(s) formed by a concave mirror
  • Image that you can only see by looking into a mirror
  • Type of image that appears to be projected out in front of a mirror
  • Mirror type that can form a real image
  • An image formed by a concave mirror, based on an object's distance from the mirror and the mirror's focal length

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on concave mirrors
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of focal length and the distance between an object and a concave mirror to determine what type of image that mirror will produce
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the kind of mirror that can form a real image and the type of image that you can see only by looking into a mirror
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the type(s) of image(s) formed by a concave mirror

Additional Learning

To learn more about mirrors, review the accompanying lesson titled What is a Concave Mirror? - Definition, Uses & Equation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the Law of Reflection
  • Tell the image type created by a flat mirror
  • Differentiate a flat mirror from a concave mirror
  • Know how the term 'focal length' applies to concave mirrors and the type(s) of image(s) a concave mirror can produce
  • Understand the type(s) of image(s) a concave mirror can produce
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