Worksheet: Reflection of Light

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the paths of light reflected from specular and diffuse surfaces, applying the law of reflection.

Q1:

What is the incident angle of the light ray shown in the diagram?

Q2:

What is the incident angle of the light ray shown in the diagram?

  • A 5 5
  • B 6 5
  • C 1 4 5
  • D 3 5
  • E 7 0

Q3:

A light ray reflects from a mirror, as shown in the diagram. The length 𝐴𝐵=4cm, the length 𝐵𝐶=4cm, and the length 𝐶𝐸=5cm. What is the length 𝐷𝐸?

Q4:

Diffuse reflection involves light rays reflecting from an uneven surface, as shown in the diagram. The diagram shows four points—𝐷, 𝐸, 𝐹, and 𝐺—that the three light rays 𝐴, 𝐵, and 𝐶 might possibly pass through after being reflected.

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐴 pass through?

  • APoint 𝐸
  • BNone
  • CPoint 𝐹
  • DPoint 𝐷
  • EPoint 𝐺

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐵 pass through?

  • APoint 𝐷
  • BPoint 𝐺
  • CNone
  • DPoint 𝐸
  • EPoint 𝐹

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐶 pass through?

  • APoint 𝐺
  • BPoint 𝐷
  • CPoint 𝐸
  • DPoint 𝐹
  • ENone

Q5:

Diffuse reflection involves light rays reflecting from an uneven surface, as shown in the diagram. The diagram shows three points— 𝐷, 𝐸, and 𝐹—that the three light rays 𝐴, 𝐵, and 𝐶 might possibly pass through after being reflected.

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐴 pass through?

  • ANone
  • B Point 𝐸
  • C Point 𝐹
  • D Point 𝐺
  • E Point 𝐷

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐵 pass through?

  • A Point 𝐹
  • BNone
  • C Point 𝐺
  • D Point 𝐸
  • E Point 𝐷

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐶 pass through?

  • A Point 𝐹
  • B Point 𝐺
  • CNone
  • D Point 𝐷
  • E Point 𝐸

Q6:

Specular reflection involves light rays reflecting from an even surface, as shown in the diagram. The diagram shows four points—𝐷, 𝐸, 𝐹, and 𝐺—that the three light rays 𝐴, 𝐵, and 𝐶 might possibly pass through after being reflected.

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐴 pass through?

  • APoint 𝐸
  • BPoint 𝐹
  • CPoint 𝐷
  • DNone
  • EPoint 𝐺

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐵 pass through?

  • APoint 𝐷
  • BPoint 𝐸
  • CNone
  • DPoint 𝐹
  • EPoint 𝐺

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐶 pass through?

  • APoint 𝐹
  • BPoint 𝐸
  • CPoint 𝐷
  • DNone
  • EPoint 𝐺

Q7:

Specular reflection involves light rays reflecting from an even surface, as shown in the diagram. The diagram shows three points—𝐷, 𝐸, and 𝐹—that the three light rays 𝐴, 𝐵, and 𝐶 might possibly pass through after being reflected.

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐴 pass through?

  • APoint 𝐸
  • BPoint 𝐹
  • CNone
  • DPoint 𝐷

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐵 pass through?

  • ANone
  • BPoint 𝐷
  • CPoint 𝐸
  • DPoint 𝐹

Which of the points would the light ray 𝐶 pass through?

  • APoint 𝐹
  • BPoint 𝐷
  • CNone
  • DPoint 𝐸

Q8:

The reflection of an object is seen in a mirror by an observer whose eye is shown in the diagram. At which of the points A, B, C, D, and E is the object’s image seen?

  • AA
  • BC
  • CE
  • DB
  • ED

Q9:

The reflected image of an object from a mirror is seen by an observer. The positions of the object and the eye of the observer are shown in the diagram. For each position shown, the same four possible orientations of the virtual object seen in the mirror are shown.

Which of the positions shown is the correct position of the virtual object?

  • AI
  • BIII
  • CIV
  • DII

Which of the orientations shown is the correct orientation of the virtual object?

  • Ab
  • Bd
  • Ca
  • Dc

Q10:

Light rays from an object reflect from two perpendicular mirrors. Which of the shapes I, II, III, and IV correctly represents the reflected image of the object?

  • AIV
  • BIII
  • CII
  • DI

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