What is the Law of Reflection of Light? - Definition & Overview


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Which of the following are examples of specular reflection?

A. Reflection off a mirror

B. Reflection off a flowing river

C. Reflection off a glass tabletop

D. Reflection off a carpet

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Which of the following is an example of diffuse reflection?

A. Reflection off a still pond

B. Reflection off a gravel road

C. Reflection off the sand on a beach

D. Reflection from a window pane

2. The Law of Reflection states that the angle of the incident light ray is equal to ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Law of Reflection dictates how we see objects. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the law. You'll be tested on areas that include specular deflection, diffuse deflection, and reflection angles. The questions will ask you to identify examples of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of the reflection of light:

  • Types of specular deflection
  • Types of diffuse deflection
  • Measuring reflection angles

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as angle of incidence and angle of reflection
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as specular reflection and diffuse reflection
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding measurement of angles of reflection
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Law of Reflection of Light

Additional Learning

To learn more about reflection of light, review the accompanying lesson, What is The Law of Reflection of Light? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Exploring the Law of Reflection
  • Describing the Law of Reflection visually
  • Understanding types of reflection
  • Determining angles of reflection