Spectroscope: Definition, Parts & Uses


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Based on the following image of a spectroscope, which part does letter C refer to?

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1. Which of the following describes the purpose of a spectroscope?

2. Which of the following is compared to the absorption line in a spectrum viewed by a spectroscope?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer just a few multiple-choice questions to get a firm grasp on what you do and do not know about the spectroscope. The questions will ask you about parts of the spectroscope, its purpose, and what it can be used for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your understanding of the following:

  • Individual parts of a spectroscope
  • Purpose of a spectroscope
  • Absorption line in a spectroscope spectrum
  • Type of professional who would use a spectroscope
  • Objects that can be studied with a spectroscope

Skills Practiced

This assessment will develop your skills in the following:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the spectroscope to figure out what sort of person would use it and why
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related spectroscope lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the uses of the spectroscope to figure out what can be studied with it and how

Additional Learning

Learn more about the topics discussed in this assessment by reviewing the complementary lesson called Spectroscope: Definition, Parts & Uses. The lesson covers information about the following:

  • Graph of wavelength in relation to light
  • Discussion of absorption lines and atomic spectrums
  • Design of a spectroscope to more efficiently study certain objects
  • Real-life applications of the instrument