Color and Light Test

Olivia Gibbs
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11th grade Physics (Color and Light) Quiz on Color and Light Test, created by Olivia Gibbs on 03/17/2015.

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Question 1

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What is the ultimate source of electromagnetic waves?
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  • TV antennas
  • Vibrating atoms
  • Vibrating molecules
  • Vibrating charged particles
  • Radio sets

Question 2

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If an electron vibrates up and down 1000 times each second, it generates an electromagnetic wave having a
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  • speed of 1000 m/s.
  • wavelength of 1000 m.
  • period of 1000 s.
  • frequency of 1000 Hz.

Question 3

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Compared to the velocity of radio waves, the velocity of visible light waves is
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  • faster.
  • slower.
  • the same.

Question 4

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The main difference between a radio wave and a light wave is its
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  • speed.
  • wavelength.
  • speed and wavelength.
  • none of the above.

Question 5

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Compared to its speed in air, the speed of light in water is
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  • the same.
  • faster.
  • slower.

Question 6

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Which of the following are fundamentally different from the others?
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  • X-rays
  • Radio waves
  • Gamma rays
  • Sound waves
  • Light waves

Question 7

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Which of these electromagnetic waves has the shortest wavelength?
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  • X-rays
  • Light waves
  • Infrared waves
  • Radio waves
  • Ultraviolet waves

Question 8

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If the sun were to disappear right now, we wouldn't know about it for 8 minutes because it takes 8 minutes
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  • for light to travel from the sun to Earth.
  • to operate receiving equipment in the dark.
  • for the sun to disappear.
  • all of the above.
  • none of the above.

Question 9

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After randomly polarized light passes through a polarizer, it is
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  • totally blocked.
  • partially polarized.
  • totally polarized.
  • randomly polarized.

Question 10

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The source of all electromagnetic waves is
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  • vibrating charges.
  • electric fields.
  • magnetic fields.
  • heat.
  • none of the above.

Question 11

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Clouds
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  • block UV light.
  • neither block nor transmit UV light.
  • transmit UV light.

Question 12

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Light that reflects at glancing angles from nonmetallic surfaces, such as glass, water, or roads is
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  • randomly polarized.
  • polarized parallel to the surface.
  • polarized perpendicular to the surface.

Question 13

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Light does not pass through what kind of materials?
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  • Transparent
  • Opaque
  • Neither transparent nor opaque

Question 14

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Solar eclipses are seen less commonly than lunar eclipses because
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  • the sun is so much larger than the moon.
  • the sun is farther from Earth than is the moon.
  • Earth's shadow on the moon is larger than the moon's shadow on Earth.
  • solar eclipses don't happen as often as lunar eclipses.
  • none of the above.

Question 15

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How far is a light-second?
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  • 18,000,000 km
  • 9,000,000 km
  • 5,000 km
  • 300,000 km
  • 95,000,000,000 km

Question 16

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If two polarizing filters are held with their polarization axes at right angles to each other, the amount of light transmitted compared to when their axes are parallel is
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  • zero.
  • twice as much.
  • half as much.
  • the same.

Question 17

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The shiny surfaces of metals have most to do with
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  • a resonant frequency of electrons in the metal.
  • the fact that light reflects from metals.
  • metals; relatively high density.
  • the free electrons in metal atoms.

Question 18

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Electromagnetic waves are
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  • longitudinal waves.
  • transverse waves.

Question 19

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Glass is transparent to visible light, but not to
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  • infrared.
  • ultraviolet.
  • infrared and ultraviolet.
  • none of the above.

Question 20

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Compared to the wavelength of ultraviolet waves, the wavelength of infrared waves is
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  • shorter.
  • longer.
  • the same.

Question 21

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Heat lamps give off mostly
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  • X-rays.
  • infrared waves.
  • radio waves.
  • ultraviolet waves.
  • microwaves.

Question 22

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Electromagnetic waves with higher frequencies have wavelengths that are
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  • shorter.
  • longer.

Question 23

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An ideal polarizing filter will transmit 50% of non-polarized light incident on it. How much light is transmitted by two ideal polarizing filters that are oriented with their axes parallel to each other?
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  • 50%
  • Between 50% and 100%
  • Between 0% and 50%
  • 0%
  • 100%

Question 24

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Electromagnetic waves
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  • can travel through a vacuum.
  • need a medium to travel through.

Question 25

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Light reflected from a lake surface is polarized
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  • randomly.
  • vertically.
  • horizontally.

Question 26

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Which of the following is NOT an electromagnetic wave?
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  • Light
  • Infrared
  • X-ray
  • Sound
  • Radio

Question 27

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What is the frequency of an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength of 300,00 km?
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  • Less than 1 Hz
  • More than 1 Hz
  • 1 Hz

Question 28

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Electromagnetic waves
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  • need a medium to travel through.
  • can travel through a vacuum.

Question 29

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What is the wavelength of an electromagnetic wave that has a frequency of 1 Hz?
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  • 1 m
  • Less than 1 m
  • More than 1 m

Question 30

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The primary purpose of polarized sunglasses is
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  • to block ultraviolet rays.
  • to block infrared rays.
  • to block glare from reflections.
  • to look cool.

Question 31

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Because of absorption, a polarizing filter will actually transmit 40% of incident non-polarized light. Two polarizing filters with their axes aligned will transmit
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  • 0%.
  • between 0% and 40%.
  • 40%.
  • between 40% and 100%.
  • 100%.

Question 32

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Infrared waves are responsible for sunburn.
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  • True
  • False

Question 33

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A thin beam of light is called an X-ray.
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  • True
  • False

Question 34

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Glass transmits ultraviolet and visible light waves but not infrared waves.
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  • True
  • False

Question 35

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The distance light travels in one year is called light-year.
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  • True
  • False

Question 36

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Materials that allow light to pass through them in straight lines are called opaque materials.
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  • True
  • False

Question 37

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Polarization occurs when waves vibrate in a single direction.
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  • True
  • False

Question 38

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Energy emitted by vibrating electric charges is carried by electromagnetic waves.
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  • True
  • False

Question 39

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A total shadow is called an umbra.
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  • True
  • False

Question 40

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Light sometimes acts as a wave and sometimes as a particle.
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  • True
  • False

Question 41

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According to Einstein, light consists of massless bundles of electromagnetic energy called photons.
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  • True
  • False

Question 42

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Electromagnetic heat waves are called ultraviolet waves.
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  • True
  • False

Question 43

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The color of an object we see is determined by the
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  • colors of light reflected by the object.
  • frequencies of light absorbed by the object.
  • colors of light shining on the object.
  • frequencies of light reflected by the object.
  • all of the above.

Question 44

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Sunlight contains all colors of light, but much of it is
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  • orange.
  • blue.
  • violet.
  • yellow.
  • red.

Question 45

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Light shines on a pane of green glass and a pane of clear glass. The temperature will be
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  • higher in the clear glass.
  • higher in the green glass.
  • the same in each.

Question 46

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Colors seen on TV result from color
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  • subtraction.
  • addition.
  • none of the above.

Question 47

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Different colors of light correspond to different light
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  • frequencies.
  • polarities.
  • intensities.
  • velocities.
  • none of the above

Question 48

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When blue and yellow paints are mixed together, the result is green. The reason for this is that
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  • blue and yellow are complementary colors.
  • yellow pigments absorb green light and reflect all the others.
  • blue reflects only blue light, and yellow reflects almost all colors of light.
  • between blue and yellow pigments, all colors are absorbed except green.
  • blue absorbs yellow light and yellow absorbs blue light.

Question 49

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Magenta light is really a mixture of
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  • red and yellow light.
  • red and cyan light.
  • yellow and green light.
  • red and blue light.
  • none of the above

Question 50

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The color of an opaque object is determined by the light that is
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  • absorbed.
  • reflected.
  • transmitted.
  • all of the above
  • none of the above

Question 51

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If sunlight were green instead of white, the most comfortable color to wear on a hot day would be
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  • yellow.
  • blue.
  • green.
  • magenta.
  • none of the above

Question 52

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If molecules in the sky scattered orange light instead blue light, sunsets would be colored
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  • yellow.
  • blue.
  • green.
  • orange.
  • none of the above

Question 53

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If the atmosphere were 50 times thicker than it now is, the sun would appear
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  • blue-violet.
  • orange-green.
  • red-orange.
  • green-blue.
  • none of the above

Question 54

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The reason the sky is blue is that air molecules
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  • are blue.
  • reflect blue light.
  • absorb yellow light.
  • absorb and then reemit blue light, scattering it in all directions.
  • absorb green light.

Question 55

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Sunsets are red because
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  • the longest path of sunlight through the atmosphere is at sunset or sunrise.
  • a lot of high-frequency light is scattered by the atmosphere.
  • blue light from the sun is scattered by Earth's atmosphere.
  • all of the above
  • none of the above

Question 56

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The true color of water is
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  • clear.
  • greenish blue.
  • sky blue.
  • green.
  • white.

Question 57

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The cyan color of ocean water is evidence that the water absorbs
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  • yellow.
  • green.
  • orange.
  • blue.
  • red.

Question 58

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When a sample of an element is heated until it glows, the color it gives off is
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  • a continuous band of color.
  • a composite of many frequencies of light.
  • a single frequency of light.

Question 59

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The colors of light emitted by incandescent gases show the
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  • absorbing qualities of gas.
  • polarization of atoms in the gas.
  • relative masses of atoms in the gas.
  • identities of atoms in the gas.

Question 60

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The three primary colors of light for additive color mixing are
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  • red, green, and blue.
  • yellow, green, and blue.
  • red, yellow, and blue.
  • red, yellow, and green.
  • yellow, cyan, and red.

Question 61

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When red and green light shine on a white sheet, the resulting color is
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  • blue.
  • green.
  • yellow.
  • magenta.
  • cyan.

Question 62

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The complementary color of blue is
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  • yellow.
  • cyan.
  • violet.
  • green.
  • magenta.

Question 63

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The colored dots that make up the color on a TV screen are
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  • red, blue, and yellow.
  • red, blue, and green.
  • magenta, cyan, and yellow.
  • red, green, and yellow.
  • yellow, blue, and green.

Question 64

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Spectral lines in a line spectrum take the shape of lines because the
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  • atoms that emit the light vibrate along parallel lines.
  • light emitted aligns with the gravitational field.
  • slit of the spectroscope is itself a line opening.
  • light is polarized.

Question 65

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A photograph of your favorite person's yellow sweater shows as what color on the negative?
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  • Green
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow

Question 66

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Material in an object that selectively absorbs colored light is called a pigment.
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  • True
  • False

Question 67

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Two colors of light that add together to form black light are complementary colors.
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  • True
  • False

Question 68

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A spectroscope is an instrument that analyzes the colors in a light beam.
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  • True
  • False

Question 69

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Some electrons in atoms vibrate at a characteristic frequency that produces white light.
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  • True
  • False

Question 70

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If an object were completely black, you wouldn't be able to see it directly.
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  • True
  • False

Question 71

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If you're looking for an instrument that tells what stars are made of, look for a
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  • spectroscope.
  • telescope.
  • stellar microscope.
  • stethoscope.

Question 72

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The complementary color of green is
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  • red.
  • magenta.
  • green.
  • yellow.
  • cyan.

Question 73

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A sheet of red paper will look black when illuminated with
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  • cyan light.
  • red light.
  • magenta light.
  • yellow light.
  • none of the above

Question 74

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The white caps of waves as they overturn are evidence that the water has
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  • broken into an assortment of tiny particles that scatter all colors.
  • lost its transparency.
  • absorbed back
  • reflected red, green, and blue light.

Question 75

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Humans are most sensitive to light that is
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  • yellow-green.
  • white.
  • green-blue.
  • red.
  • black.

Question 76

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A tennis ball is most easily seen if its color is
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  • black.
  • violet.
  • yellow-green.
  • white.

Question 77

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When red and green light shine on a white sheet, the resulting color is
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  • green.
  • blue.
  • yellow.
  • cyan.
  • magenta.

Question 78

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Earth receives a lot of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Luckily most of it does't reach the ground, because it is
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  • scattered by the upper atmosphere.
  • absorbed by a protective layer of ozone gas in the upper atmosphere.
  • absorbed by the large amount of air in the atmosphere.
  • Actually, there isn't enough UV radiation coming from the sun to harm us.

Question 79

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The sky is blue because air molecules in the sky act as tiny
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  • resonators that scatter blue light.
  • mirrors that reflect only blue light.
  • sources of white light.
  • prisms.
  • none of the above

Question 80

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The three paint colors that are useful for color subtraction are
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  • red, green, and blue.
  • magenta, cyan, and yellow.
  • red, blue, and yellow.
  • magenta, cyan, and red.
  • magenta, green, and yellow.

Question 81

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Complementary colors are two colors that
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  • are next to each other on the color chart.
  • produce white light when added together.
  • look good together.
  • are primary colors.
  • none of the above

Question 82

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The sky is blue because air molecules absorb blue light.
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  • True
  • False

Question 83

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Tennis balls are yellow-green because our eyes are most sensitive to that color.
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  • True
  • False
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