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Prism (optics): Quiz


Question 1: This makes a prism a useful substitute for a ________ in some situations.

Question 2: Eye care professionals use prisms, as well as lenses off axis, to treat various ________ problems:
StrabismusConvergence insufficiencyEye exercisesBates method

Question 3: Reflective prisms are used to reflect light, for instance in ________ and prismatic sighting compasses.
BinocularsAnti-reflective coatingSchmidt-Pechan prismOptical telescope

Question 4: A prism can be used to break light up into its constituent spectral ________ (the colors of the rainbow).
Primary colorColorPurpleGreen

Question 5: In ________'s time, it was believed that white light was colorless, and that the prism itself produced the color.
PlatoRené DescartesImmanuel KantIsaac Newton

Question 6: In optics, a prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract ________.

Question 7: These are typically made of a ________ crystalline material.
Polarization (waves)BirefringenceCrystal opticsMaxwell's equations

Question 8: This experiment has become a classic example of the methodology introduced during the ________.
Scientific revolutionAristotleScientific methodIsaac Newton

Question 9: Prisms are typically made out of ________, but can be made from any material that is transparent to the wavelengths for which they are designed.
Cranberry glassMACORGlassBorosilicate glass

Question 10: The results of this experiment dramatically transformed the field of metaphysics, leading to ________'s primary vs secondary quality distinction.
John LockeImmanuel KantGottfried LeibnizPlato

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