Wonders of Light Part 2

01.
Name the following: The phenomenon of change in direction of light when it passes
from one transparent medium to another.
02.
True or False: Incident ray, refracted ray are on opposite side of normal and in same plane
03.
Name the following: Ratio of sine of angle of incidence to the sine of angle of refraction is constant for a given pair of media. Name this constant
04.
Refractive Index of Diamond is _______


(a) 1.03
(b) 1.53
(c) 2.10
(d) 2.42
05.
If first medium is vacuum (or air), the Refractive Index is ____ Refractive Index
(a) Absolute
(b) Principle
(c) Relative
(d) Normalized
06.
Find Odd one out:
Mirage
Air above the Holi fire.
Twinkling of stars
Rainbow
07.
Fill in the Blank: Due to change in_______ of atmosphere, stars appear twinkling
at night.
08.
True or False: Stars and Planets twinkle at night due to change of Refractive Index
of atmosphere
09.
If Light enters from rarer to denser medium, then Angle of Incidence (i) ____ Angle
of Refraction (r)
(a)
(c) =
(d) ?
10.
True or False: So sunrise is seen 2 minutes before “actual” sunrise & sunset is
seen even after 2 minutes of “actual” sunset
11.
Advanced Sunrise and Delayed Sunset can be explained on the basis of Atmospheric
_____
(a) Reflection
(b) Refraction
(c) Diffraction
(d) Dispersion
12.
The phenomenon of splitting of light into its component colours is called _________
of Light.
(a) Reflection
(b) Refraction
(c) Diffraction
(d) Dispersion
13.
Name the following: The band of coloured components of a light beam
14.
In the Spectrum (VIBGYOR: Violet-Indigo-Blue-Green-Yellow-Orange-Red), the light
of colour Red bends the ____________
(a) Most
(b) More
(c) Less
(d) Least
15.
Fill in the Blank: Rainbow is a beautiful phenomenon, which is a combination of
Dispersion, _______, and Reflection of light. Water droplets acts as tiny prisms.
16.
Fill in the Blank: When a ray of light is incident on extremely small particles,
the particles deflect the light in different directions. This phenomenon is called
______ of Light.
17.
True or False: Astronauts also see colors of atmosphere in space.
18.
For Blue light, Scattering is _________
(a) Most
(b) More
(c) Less
(d) Least
19.
True or False: Because red can travel a long distance, we see the reddish or yellow
afterglow at Sunrise or sunset
20.
Find Odd one out:
Reflection
Induction
Refraction
Dispersion
Scattering
21.
True or False: Splitting of light into component colours is called Scattering
22.
Name the following: First Indian to get Nobel Prize in 1928 for his work on Scattering
of Light
23.
Hence danger signals are red coloured because
(a) Red is associated with danger
(b) Red is favourite colour of many people
(c) Blood is Red
(d) Red light can travel a long distance
24.
Speed of light in a transparent medium is 2,00,000 km/s. Then the refractive index
of that medium is ___
(a) 1.25
(b) 1.50
(c) 1.75
(d) 0.67
25.
The refractive index of water is 4/3. Speed of light in a water medium is _______
km/s.
(a) 300,000
(b) 400,000
(c) 125,000
(d) 225,000
26.
Name the following: Change of direction of light in a different media
27.
The refractive index of Air is _____
(a) 4.0003
(b) 3.0003
(c) 2.0003
(d) 1.0003
28.
True or False: If Incident ray is normal to interface in both cases (rarer to denser
or denser to rarer media), Ray changes direction
29.
True or False: Violet coloured light bends the most
30.
True or False: Refractive Index changes with Angle of Incidence

Answers:
01. Refraction
02. True
03. Refractive Index
04. (d) 2.42
05. (a) Absolute
06. Rainbow { Rest all are effects due to refraction of light }
07. Refractive Index
08. False { Only Starts twinkle, not planets}
09. (b) >
10. True
11. (b) Refraction
12. (d) Dispersion
13. Spectrum
14. (d) Least
15. Refraction
16. Scattering
17. False { There is no scattering in vacuum. }
18. (a) Most { Hence we see sky as blue}
19. True
20. Induction { Rest all are optical effects }
21. False { It is Dispersion}
22. C V Raman
23. (d) Red light can travel a long distance without scattering
24. (b) 1.50
25. (d) 225,000
26. Refraction
27. (d) 1.0003
28. False { Ray propagates undeviated}
29. True
30. False { It is constant for a given pair of media}