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# Microscope Parts and Lenses Trivia Quiz

### This quiz is all about the lenses and other parts of microscopes! A general high school microscope was used. This quiz does NOT contain questions about bisection microscopes!

A multiple-choice quiz by salami_swami. Estimated time: 4 mins.

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Time
4 mins
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297,406
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Question 1 of 10
1. What is the light source of a microscope also known as? Hint

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Question 2 of 10
2. What is the eyepiece of a microscope also known as? Hint

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Question 3 of 10
3. What are stage clips in a microscope? Hint

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Question 4 of 10
4. The fine adjustment knobs are larger than the coarse adjustment knobs on a microscope.

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Question 5 of 10
5. If you placed an "e" in the slide of a compound microscope, and moved the slide to the left, in what direction would the e appear to move? Hint

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Question 6 of 10
6. Most high school microscopes come with three different objective lenses. Which of these is NOT a lens power? Hint

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Question 7 of 10
7. What part of a microscope holds the objective lenses? Hint

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Question 8 of 10
8. What part of a microscope allows you to adjust the amount of light that shines through? Hint

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Question 9 of 10
9. If you have one lens of your microscope with 4X, and the other with 10X, what is the total multiplication?

Answer: (Number followed by X, no spaces)

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Question 10 of 10
10. What is the recommended part of the microscope to hold when transporting it? Hint

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the light source of a microscope also known as?

The illuminator, or light source, is located under the stage of a microscope. It is either made of mirrors or an electric light. The object of the light is to give you a bright background so you can more easily see the object on the slide.
2. What is the eyepiece of a microscope also known as?

The ocular, or eyepiece, is the lens you look through in a microscope. It usually has a magnification of 10X. Every microscope has an eyepiece.
3. What are stage clips in a microscope?

Answer: Metal clips that hold the slides in place

These metal clips keep the slides from slipping off the stage. The stage is where you set the slide down to view. The slide is what you put your specimen in that you want to view.
4. The fine adjustment knobs are larger than the coarse adjustment knobs on a microscope.

The larger of the two knobs, the coarse adjustment knob, makes large adjustments in focusing my moving the lens up and down. The fine adjustment knobs make small adjustments in the focusing. They are both situated just above the base on the side of the arm.
5. If you placed an "e" in the slide of a compound microscope, and moved the slide to the left, in what direction would the e appear to move?

In a compound microscope, mirrors are used to make an image larger. Therefore, the "e" would flip upside down and backwards. So, when you think you are moving it up, you are really moving down, and when you are moving it left, you are really moving it right, and vice versa.
6. Most high school microscopes come with three different objective lenses. Which of these is NOT a lens power?

Most microscopes come with three objective lenses, each with a different magnification. The low power is usually 4-5X, the medium power is 10X, and the high power is 40 or 60X.
7. What part of a microscope holds the objective lenses?

The nosepiece is a disc-shaped structure where the objective lenses are attached. You have the ability to rotate this disc to change the objectives to increase or decrease the magnification. The lenses will gently click into position when they are ready to be used.
8. What part of a microscope allows you to adjust the amount of light that shines through?

The adjustable diaphragm is located under the stage, and you can rotate it to turn the light on, off, and brighter and darker. The lower the magnitude of the microscope lenses, the lower the light needs to be, and the higher the magnitude, the higher the light.
9. If you have one lens of your microscope with 4X, and the other with 10X, what is the total multiplication?