Night Vision Quiz

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Night Vision Quiz
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With the Night Vision Quiz, test your knowledge of the technology behind night vision.
Which of the following statements is true?
Night vision equipment allows you to see in the dark.
Night vision equipment allows you to see in the dark. How Night Vision Works
Night vision equipment uses sonar technology.
Night vision equipment allows you to see stars without a telescope.

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Which type of technology does night vision equipment use?
image enhancement
thermal imaging
all of the above
Night vision equipment uses image enhancement technology and thermal imaging technology. How Night Vision Works

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Which night vision technology works by collecting the tiny amounts of light, including the lower portion of the infrared light spectrum, that are present but may be imperceptible to our eyes, and amplifying it to the point that we can easily observe the image?
image enhancement
Image enhancement technology night vision technology works by collecting the tiny amounts of light, including the lower portion of the infrared light spectrum, that are present but may be imperceptible to our eyes, and amplifying it to the point that we can easily observe the image. How Night Vision Works
thermal imaging
sonar technology

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Which type of night vision technology operates by capturing the upper portion of the infrared light spectrum, which is emitted as heat by objects instead of simply reflected as light?
image enhancement
thermal imaging
Thermal imaging technology operates by capturing the upper portion of the infrared light spectrum, which is emitted as heat by objects instead of simply reflected as light. How Night Vision Works
sonar technology

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According to the visible light color spectrum, which type of light has the most energy?
violet light
According to the visible light color spectrum, violet light has the most energy. How Night Vision Works
red light
green light

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According to the visible light color spectrum, which type of light has the least amount of energy?
violet light
red light
According to the visible light color spectrum, red light has the least amount of energy. How Night Vision Works
green light

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How many categories can infrared light be split into?
3
Infrared light can be split into 3 different categories. How Night Vision Works
5
10

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Which term is used to describe a particle of light?
photon
Photon in the term used to describe a particle of light. How Night Vision Works
atom
nucleus

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Which of the following statements is true?
Un-cooled thermal-imaging devices are more expensive than cryogenically-cooled thermal-imaging devices.
Un-cooled thermal-imaging devices are less expensive than cryogenically-cooled thermal-imaging devices.
Un-cooled thermal-imaging devices are less expensive than cryogenically-cooled thermal-imaging devices. How Night Vision Works
none of the above

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Which of the following statements is true?
Most night vision equipment uses image-enhancement technology.
Most night vision equipment uses image-enhancement technology. How Night Vision Works
Most night vision equipment used thermal-imaging technology.
Most night vision equipment used sonar technology.

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