The Nature of Light Quiz

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What is the speed of light in a vacuum?

299,792,458 meters per second

Which scientist first measured the speed of light?

Ole Rømer

What is the phenomenon where light waves change speed and direction as they pass from one medium to another?

Refraction

What is the phenomenon where light waves bend as they pass from one medium to another?

Refraction

In which medium does light travel fastest?

Vacuum

What property of a material determines how much light is refracted when it enters the material?

Refractive index

What is the term for the bending of light waves around obstacles in their path?

Diffraction

Which property of a material determines how much light is absorbed by the material?

Opacity

What happens to the speed of light when it enters a medium with a higher refractive index?

It decreases

Test your knowledge about the nature of light with these multiple-choice questions. Explore topics such as the speed of light in a vacuum, the scientist who first measured it, and the phenomenon of light waves changing speed and direction when passing through different mediums.

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