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Name: ______________________ Class: _________________ Date: _________ ID: A 1 Waves Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. Sunlight contains all colors of light, but much of it is a. orange. b. blue. c. violet. d. yellow. e. red. 2. Humans are most sensitive to light that is a. red. b. white. c. black. d. yellow-green. e. green-blue. 3. A tennis ball is most easily seen if its color is a. yellow-green. b. black. c. white. d. violet. 4. Different colors of light correspond to different light a. frequencies. b. polarities. c. intensities. d. velocities. e. none of the above 5. The colors of light emitted by incandescent gases show the a. absorbing qualities of gas. b. polarization of atoms in the gas. c. relative masses of atoms in the gas. d. identities of atoms in the gas. 6. When a wave passes through an opening, some of the wave is bent. This phenomenon is called a. polarization. b. reflection. c. diffraction. d. refraction. e. interference. 7. FM radio waves are not received as well as AM radio waves are in mountain canyons because a. they have a higher wavelength. b. they have a shorter wavelength. c. they do not have a high enough amplitude. d. they do not refract as well. 8. An interference pattern is produced when a. two or more light waves meet. b. the crests of two waves meet. c. the troughs of two waves meet. d. light passes through two narrow slits. e. all of the above 9. Constructive interference occurs when a. the crest of one wave meets the trough of another wave. b. two waves of the same color overlap. c. the crests of two waves overlap. d. all of the above e. none of the above 10. Destructive interference occurs when a. the crests of two waves overlap. b. two waves of the same color overlap. c. the crest of one wave meets the trough of another wave. d. all of the above e. none of the above 11. When laser light shines through two closely spaced narrow slits and onto a screen some distance away, the pattern on the screen has a. no light in it. b. two large bright spots. c. alternating dark and light bands. d. none of the above 12. Interference can be shown by using a. water waves. b. light waves. c. sound waves. d. all of the above e. none of the above Name: ______________________ ID: A 2 13. Electromagnetic waves are a. transverse waves. b. longitudinal waves. 14. Electromagnetic waves a. need a medium to travel through. b. can travel through a vacuum. 15. Compared to the wavelength of ultraviolet waves, the wavelength of infrared waves is a. the same. b. shorter. c. longer. 16. Compared to the velocity of radio waves, the velocity of visible light waves is a. slower. b. faster. c.
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