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Telescope: Quiz


Question 1: The first known practically functioning telescopes were invented in the ________ at the beginning of the 17th century.

Question 2: An optical telescope gathers and focuses light mainly from the visible part of the ________ (although some work in the infrared and ultraviolet).
X-rayElectromagnetic spectrumGamma rayMicrowave

Question 3: ________ telescopes refrain from focusing completely and use coded aperture masks: the patterns of the shadow the mask creates can be reconstructed to form an image.
Nuclear fusionX-rayGamma rayNuclear fission

Question 4: A telescope is an instrument designed for the observation of remote objects by the collection of ________.
Maxwell's equationsElectromagnetic radiationElectromagnetismClassical electromagnetism

Question 5: The mirrors are usually a section of a rotated parabola and a hyperbola, or ________.
EllipseConic sectionOrbitElliptic orbit

Question 6: "Telescopes" can refer to a whole range of instruments operating in most regions of the ________.
X-rayElectromagnetic spectrumMicrowaveGamma ray

Question 7: ________
Timeline of telescopes, observatories, and observing technologyAlhazenAstronomy in medieval IslamTaqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf

Question 8: ________
List of largest optical telescopes historicallyEnglandHistory of the telescopeList of largest optical reflecting telescopes

Question 9: Their development is credited to three individuals: Hans Lippershey and Zacharias Janssen, who were spectacle makers in Middelburg, and Jacob Metius of ________.

Question 10: [6] In 1668, ________ built the first practical reflecting telescope, which bears his name, the Newtonian reflector.
René DescartesIsaac NewtonPlatoImmanuel Kant

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