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Multiple Choice Questions Practise Chapter 5

1. A spherical air bubble is embedded in a piece of glass. For a ray of light passing
through the bubble, it behaves like a:

a) converging lens
b) diverging lens
c) plano-converging lens
d) plano-diverging lens

2. An object is placed between one and two focal lengths of a concave mirror. The
image will be

a) real, inverted, same size

b) real, upright, same size
c) virtual, inverted, enlarged
d) real, inverted, enlarged

3. What kind of image is created by a concave lens?

a) upright and smaller

b) inverted and smaller
c) inverted and enlarged
d) upright and smaller

4. How far must an object be from a concave mirror if the image formed is to be

a) less than its focal length

b) exactly at its focal length
c) more than its focal length
d) None of the above

5. An object is kept 5 cm in front of a concave mirror of focal length of 15 cm. What

will be the nature of the image?

a) virtual, smaller than object

b) virtual, larger than object
c) real, larger than object
d) real, smaller than object

6. What type of mirror is used in a view finding mirror of a vehicle?

a) Convex mirror
b) Concave mirror
c) Plane mirror
d) Paraboloidal mirror
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7. Which of the following is incorrect?

a) A concave mirror can give an enlarged, virtual image.

b) A concave mirror can give an enlarged, real image.
c) The virtual image given by a concave mirror is inverted.
d) The real image given by a concave mirror is inverted.

8. What kind of image is formed by a concave lens irrespective of the position of the

a) virtual, upright and small

b) real, upright and small
c) virtual, upright and enlarged
d) real, inverted and enlarged

9. A ray of light parallel to the optic axis of a concave mirror is reflected back

a) through the centre of the sphere.

b) through the focal point.
c) parallel to the optic axis.
d) as if it came from the focal point.

10. What type of image is formed when an object is placed at a distance of 1.5 focal
lengths from a convex mirror?

a) upright and virtual

b) inverted and virtual
c) upright and real
d) inverted and real

11. For a converging lens, a ray arriving parallel to the optic axis

a) appears to come from the principal focal point.

b) passes through the principal focal point.
c) passes through the "other" focal point.
d) appears to come from the "other" focal point.

12. Suppose you are standing 1 m in front of a plane mirror. What should be the
minimum vertical size of the mirror so that you can see your full image in it?

a) 0.50 m
b) 2m
c) half of your height.
d) twice your height.
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13. What type of lens is a Magnifying Glass?

a) Convex
b) Concave
c) Parabolic
d) Plane

14. What is the bending of light rays, due to a change in speed as the rays pass through a
substance called?

a) Reflection
b) Refraction
c) Diffusion
d) Diffraction

15. What type lens is this?

a) Convex
b) Concave
c) Plane
d) Parabolic

16. Which type of mirror makes objects appear smaller, but the area of view larger?

a) Convex
b) Concave
c) Parabolic
d) Plane

17. What type mirror is this?

a) Convex
b) Concave
c) Parabolic
d) Plane
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18. A convex lens will make an image appear ______ if the object is placed between the
focal point and the lens.

a) Smaller and upside down

b) Smaller and right side up
c) Larger and upside down
d) Larger and right side up

19. Mirrors _____ light rays to make an image.

a) Reflect
b) Refract
c) Diffract
d) Diffuse
20. A _____ mirror is like the side mirrors on a car. "Objects are closer than they appear".

a) Convex
b) Concave
c) Parabolic
d) Plane

21. An image formed with a lens that can be projected onto a screen is called a _____

a) Virtual
b) Real
c) Imaginary
d) Objective

22. Is this a converging lens or a diverging


a) Converging
b) Diverging

23. The typical mirror you look in at home or in a restroom is a _____ mirror.

a) Convex
b) Concave
c) Parabolic
d) Plane
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24. A convex mirror will always produce an image that is _____.

a) Real, upside down, smaller

b) Virtual, upright, same size
c) Virtual, upright, smaller
d) Virtual, upright, larger

25. A concave lens will always produce a _____ image.

a) Virtual, upright, smaller

b) Real, inverted, smaller
c) Real, inverted, larger
d) Virtual, upright, larger

26. The colored portion of eye that controls amount of light reaching retina is known as

a) cornea
b) pupil
c) retina
d) iris

27. A diverging lens always has a ray diagram, which forms a

a) curved image
b) large image
c) fat image
d) smaller image

28. Short sightedness can be corrected if

a) converging glasses are used

b) converging mirror is used
c) diverging mirror is used
d) diverging glasses is used

29. Lens which is thin at the center and thick at the edges is
a) convex lens
b) biconvex lens
c) both a) and b)
d) concave lens

30. Light enters eye through a transparent membrane known as the

a) cornea
b) pupil
c) retina
d) iris
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31. Branch of optics that focuses on creation of images is called

a) geometric lenses
b) retinal branch
c) geometrical optics
d) fiber optics

32. Lens which diverges light from a single point is

a) concave lens
b) convex lens
c) biconvex lens
d) both b) and c)

33. Projection or converging lens provides

a) virtual image
b) real image
c) inverted image
d) both b) and c)

34. A point on principal axis at centre of lens is known as the

a) principal axis
b) optical center
c) principal focus
d) focal length

35. Concave mirrors are also called

a) convex mirrors
b) converging mirrors
c) plane mirrors
d) focal mirrors

36. A microscope uses

a) 2 lenses
b) 1 lens
c) 4 lenses
d) 5 lenses

37. Concave lens is also called

a) diverging lens
b) converging lens
c) convex lens
d) none of the above
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38. Human eye acts like a

a) endoscope
b) camera
c) telescope
d) microscope

39. Telescope that uses two converging lenses is called

a) reflecting telescope
b) refracting telescope
c) simple telescope
d) compound microscope

40. What kind of lens is used by short-sighted persons?

a) Convex
b) Concave
c) Cylindrical
d) Compound

41. Magnifying glass is also called

a) telescope
b) compound microscope
c) simple microscope
d) endoscope

42. The head mirror used by doctors is

a) Concave
b) Convex
c) Plane
d) Plano-convex
43. Lenses form images through

a) reflection
b) refraction
c) detraction
d) acoustics
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44. After refraction by lens, ray parallel to principal axis passes through

a) optical centre
b) vertex
c) focal point
d) core

45. A spherical mirror whose outer curved surface is reflecting is called

a) convex mirror
b) concave mirror
c) silver mirror
d) plane mirror

46. In the human eye, pictures are record by

a) cornea
b) pupil
c) retina
d) iris

47. When light passes through prism it deviates from its original path because of

a) reflection
b) refraction
c) diffraction
d) acoustics

48. Lens which causes incident parallel rays to converge at a point is called

a) convex lens
b) concave lens
c) counter lens
d) fiber lens

49. Incident ray, normal and refracted ray at point of incidence all lie in same plane. This
is law of

a) reflection
b) refraction
c) diffraction
d) acoustics

50. When compared to single lens, compound microscope gives

a) smaller magnification
b) greater magnification
c) no magnification
d) equal magnification