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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1997-98 School Year)

 

Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 13 Quiz #1):

This week's quiz on Unit 13 material is tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 17. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equations for the magnification ratio and the mirror equation will be given. Students will need a protractor and ruler. Other than a calculator, no other helps will be provided nor allowed. Students can expect the following concepts, skills, and problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:

  1. An understanding of the law of reflection and an ability to apply it to an understanding of how light reflects off surfaces (and especially plane mirror surfaces) to form images.
  2. An understanding of what an image is and of how it is formed by reflected light.
  3. An ability to locate the image of an object in a plane mirror and to use a ray diagram to illustrate how an individual at a given location can view the image.
  4. An ability to demonstrate by means of a ray diagram what portion of a plane mirror would be required to view the image of an object.
  5. Distinguish between diffuse and regular reflection, to explain the cause of each, and to give an application of each.
  6. Distinguish between concave and convex mirrors and be familiar with basic spherical mirror terminology (center of curvature, focal point, vertex, focal length, etc.)
  7. Use ray diagrams to demonstrate the location of the image of an object in a concave or a convex mirror; identify the characteristics (enlarged or reduced in size, inverted or upright, virtual or real) of such images.
  8. Distinguish between virtual and real images in terms of their definitions and their observable characteristics.

 

Sample Quizzes (Unit 13 Quiz):

There are several sample quizzes currently available on the topics of plane mirrors and spherical mirrors.

Quiz#1 (1995) (plane mirrors only)

Quiz#1 (1996) (plane mirrors only)

Quiz#2 (1995) (spherical mirrors only)

Quiz#2 (1996) (Questions #1-6 and #8 pertain to spherical mirrors and plane mirrors)

 

 

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