Worksheet on Wave Optics

Q1 Which of the following phenomenon cannot be explained by the Huygen’s theory:-

a) Refraction

b) Reflection

c) Diffraction

d) Polarisation

Q2 Huygen’s principal is applicable to :-

a) Only light waves

b) Only sound waves

c) Only mechanical waves

d) For all the above waves

Q3 The main drawback of huygen’s theory was :-

a) Failure in explanation of rectilinear propagation of light

b) Failure of explain the spectrum of white light

c) Failure to explain the formation of Newton’s rings

d) A failure of experimental verification of ether medium

Q4 Light has a wave nature, because :-

a) The light travel in a straight line

b) Light exhibits phenomenon of reflection and refraction

c) Light exhibits phenomenon of interference

d) Light exhibits phenomenon of photo electric effect

Q5 Wave nature of light is verified by :-

a) Interference

b) Photo electric effect

c) Reflection

d) Refraction

Q6 The energy in the phenomenon of interference :-

a) Is conserved, gets redistributed

b) Is equal at every point

c) Is destroyed in regions of dark fringes

d) Is created at the place of bright fringes

Q7 The resultant amplitude in interference with two coherent sources depends upon :-

a) only amplitude

b) only phase difference

c) on both the above

d) none of the above

Q8 Which of following nature of light waves is supported by the phenomenon of interference :-

a) longitudinal

b) transverse

c) both transverse and longitudinal

d) None of the above

Q9 Phenomenon of interference is not observed by two sodium lamps of same power. It is because both waves have :-

a) not constant phase difference

b) zero phase difference

c) different intensity

d) different frequencies

Q10 Coherent sources can be obtained :-

a) only by division of wave front

b) only by division of amplitude

c) both by division of amplitude and wave front

d) none of the above

Q11 The phenomenon of interference is shown by :-

a) Longitudinal mechanical waves only

b) Transverse mechanical waves only

c) Electromagnetic waves only

d) All the above type of waves

Q12 For the sustained interference of light, the necessary condition is that the two sources should :-

a) Have constant phase difference

b) Be narrow

c) Be close to each other

d) Of same amplitude

Q13 If ratio of amplitude of two interfering source is 3 : 5. Then ratio of intensity of maxima and minima in interference pattern will be :-

a) 25 : 16

b) 5 : 3

c) 16 : 1

d) 25 : 9

Q14 If intensity ratio of two interfering waves is 9 : 1 then ratio of maximum to minimum amplitude of resultant wave is :-

a) 2 : 1

b) 3 : 2

c) 1 : 3

d) 5 :2

Q15 Two coherent light sources emit light of the:-

a) same intensity

b) different frequency

c) constant phase difference but different wavelengths

d) same frequency having constant phase difference

Q16 Young’s experiment proves that which of the following fact :-

a) Light is made up of particles

b) Light is made up of waves

c) Light is made up of neither waves nor particles

d) Fringe width doesn’t depend upon the spacing between slits.

Q17 In Young’s double slit experiment :-

a) only interference occurs

b) only diffraction occurs

c) both interference and diffraction occurs

d) none of the above

Q18 In Young’s double slit experiment, bright fringes are of :-

a) equal widths and unequal intensities

b) unequal widths and equal intensities

c) equal widths and equal intensities

d) unequal widths and unequal intensities

Q19 Young’s experiment is performed in air and then performed in water, the fringe width :-

a) Will remain same

b) Will decrease

c) Will increase

d) Will be infinite

Q20 In Young’s double slit experiment, if monochromatic light is replaced by white light :-

a) All bright fringes become white

b) All bright fringes have colours between violet and red

c) Only the central fringe is white, all other fringes are coloure

d) No fringes are observed

Q21 The fringe width in Young’s double slit experiment increases when :-

a) Wavelength increases

b) Distance between the slits increases

c) Distance between the source and screen decreases

d) Frequency of incident light increases

Q22 In the Young’s double slit experiment, for which colour the fringe width is least?

a) Red

b) Green

c) Blue

d) Yellow

Q23 What will be the effect on fringe width, when distance between slits become doubled :-

a) 1/2 times

b) 2 times

c) 1/4 times

d) Unchanged

Q24 All fringes of diffraction are of :-

a) the same intensity

b) unequal width

c) the same width

d) full darkness

Q25 Central fringe obtained in diffraction pattern due to a single slit :-

a) is of minimum intensity

b) is of maximum intensity

c) intensity does not depend upon slit width

d) none of the above

Q26 Bending of light waves at the sharp edges of an opaque obstacle is known as :-

a) refraction

b) reflection

c) diffraction

d) interference

Q27 Refractive index of material is equal to tangent of polarizing angle. It is called.

a) Brewster’s law

b) Lambert’s law

c) Malus’s law

d) Bragg’s law

Q28 Polarised glass is used in sun glasses because :-

a) It reduces the light intensity to half an account of polarisation

b) It is fashionable

c) It has good colour

d) It is cheaper

Q29 Assertion :- In YDSE interference pattern disappears when one of the slits is closed.

Reason :- Interference occurs due to superimposition of light wave from two coherent sources.

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Q30 Assertion :- Diffraction of sound waves are more easily observed as compare to light waves.

Reason :- Wavelength of sound waves is more as compare to light.

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Q31 Assertion :- The focal length of objective lens in telescope is much more than that of eye piece.

Reason :- Telescope has high resolving power due to large focal length.

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Q32 Assertion :- Polaroid glasses reduce glare from road or water etc.

Reason :- Reflected waves are partially polarised.

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Q33 Assertion :- In YDSE the fringe separation doesn’t contain any information about intensity of individual


Reason :- Fringe width depends on wavelength of source.

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Q34 Assertion :- Light ray passing through water droplet is partially polarised.

Reason :- Water is a polar molecule.

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D


1) d

2) d

3) d

4) c

5) a

6) a

7) c

8) d

9) a

10) c

11) d

12) a

13) c

14) a

15) d

16) b

17) c

18) c

19) b

20) c

21) a

22) c

23) a

24) b

25) b

26) c

27) a

28) a

29) a

30) a

31) c

32) a

33) b

34) a

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