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Lesson Worksheet: Drawing Ray Diagrams for Concave Mirrors Science

In this worksheet, we will practice drawing diagrams of light rays interacting with concave mirrors.

Q1:

The following figure shows two light rays from the same point on an object that are incident on a concave mirror. The object is between the center of curvature of the mirror and the focal point of the mirror. A real image is produced. Which of the following is true?

  • AThe image and the object are the same size.
  • BThe object is larger than the image.
  • CThe image is larger than the object.

Q2:

The following figure shows two light rays from the same point on an object that are incident on a concave mirror. The length of the object is along a line that passes between the edges of the mirror and the center of curvature of the mirror. A real image is produced. Which of the following is the location of the image?

  • AAt the surface of the mirror
  • BAt the center of curvature of the mirror
  • CAt the focal point of the mirror

Q3:

The following figure shows two light rays from the same point on an object that are incident on a concave mirror. The length of the object is along a line that passes between the edges of the mirror and the center of curvature of the mirror. Which of the following image types is formed?

  • AA virtual image
  • BA real image

Q4:

The following figure shows three light rays incident on a concave mirror. Which is a correctly drawn reflected ray, ray A or ray B?

  • ARay A
  • BRay B

Q5:

The following figure shows two light rays from the same point on an object that are incident on a concave mirror. The length of the object is along a line that passes between the edges of the mirror and the center of curvature of the mirror. A real image is produced. How does the size of the image compare to the size of the object?

  • AThe image is larger than the object.
  • BThe image and the object are the same size.
  • CThe object is larger than the image.

Q6:

The following figure shows three parallel light rays incident on a concave mirror. Which of the following is the term for point P, which is shown by the black dot?

  • AFocal point of the mirror
  • BCenter of curvature of the mirror

Q7:

The following figure shows two light rays from the same point on an object that are incident on a concave mirror. The distance that the rays travel from the point to the surface of the mirror is greater than the distance from the center of curvature of the mirror to its surface. A real image is produced. What is the location of the image?

  • AAt the surface of the mirror
  • BAt the focal point of the mirror
  • CBetween the focal point and the center of curvature of the mirror
  • DAt the center of curvature of the mirror

Q8:

The following figure shows two light rays from the same point on an object that are incident on a concave mirror. The length of the object is along a line that passes between the edges of the mirror and the center of curvature of the mirror. A real image is produced. Is the image upright or inverted?

  • AUpright
  • BInverted

Q9:

The following figure shows two light rays from the same point on an object that are incident on a concave mirror. The object is between the center of curvature of the mirror and the focal point of the mirror. A real image is produced. Which of the following is the location of the image?

  • AAt the surface of the mirror
  • BBetween the focal point and the center of curvature of the mirror
  • CAt the focal point of the mirror
  • DAt a distance from the surface of the mirror greater than the distance to the center of curvature of the mirror as measured parallel to its optical axis
  • EAt the center of curvature of the mirror

Q10:

The following figure shows a group of parallel light rays incident on and a group of light rays reflected from a concave mirror. In which group do all the light rays pass through point P?

  • ABoth the incident light rays and the reflected light rays
  • BThe reflected light rays only
  • CThe incident light rays only
  • DNeither group of rays

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