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Electromagnetic Spectrum

In colloquial usage, there are 7 different types of electromagnetic radiation. Can you name them all?
Quiz by cuotak
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Last updated: March 19, 2020
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First submittedJuly 10, 2013
Times taken41,918
Average score71.4%
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Typical wavelength
Radiation
103 m
Radio
10-2 m
Microwave
10-5 m
Infrared
5 * 10-7 m
Visible
10-8 m
Ultraviolet
10-10 m
X-ray
10-12 m
Gamma
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Level 53
Dec 1, 2015
Microwave is a subset of Radio and should not be listed separately. My guess is that Wikipedia was used as the source for this quiz. You can see if you look closely at the table that microwaves are not a separate type.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2017
It's complicated. These are the terms that are most commonly learned and taught, so I think the quiz should stay as is. And since its an arbitrary definition, its not like any one way is "correct".
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Level 55
Mar 19, 2020
I agree.
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Level 59
Apr 7, 2017
As of wavelength and frequency, microwave is in no way categorized in radio wave
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2017
UV-A, UV-B and UV-C are also separated at times.
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2020
Oh, I'm used to seeing them as separate
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Level 83
Apr 6, 2017
Yay GCSE Physics!!
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Level 46
Jun 1, 2020
Yup! Red Martians Invade Venus Using X-Ray Guns!
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Level 39
Nov 6, 2020
Real mums in venus use xanax generously
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Level 44
Dec 26, 2023
Real monkeys insist very useful Xmas gifts
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Level 59
Apr 7, 2017
Great, 43 seconds to go!
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Level 38
Sep 8, 2019
44
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Level 66
Oct 29, 2021
46
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Level 68
May 29, 2017
Visible? Check. Invisible...?
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Level 68
May 29, 2017
jk i got 7/7 in 20 seconds
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Level 61
Jun 3, 2019
No one asked you to give your opinion on his statement.
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2019
No one asked me to tell everyone I have a bladder infection either yet here we are.
+7
Level 84
Jun 1, 2020
My doctor asked me if I smoke. I told him, "Only when I'm on fire."
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Level 80
Sep 17, 2022
Ooh… Get burned!
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Level 75
Sep 5, 2017
Only scored two and I owe the movie, "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" for one of those.
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Level 46
Sep 5, 2017
Would appreciate "micro" being accepted for microwave. All the others could have wave after them, too.
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Level 78
Sep 5, 2017
Infrared tripped me. Forgot the first r.
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Level 66
Sep 5, 2017
The EM Spectrum Song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjOGNVH3D4Y

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Level 69
Sep 7, 2022
I don’t know how this song popped into my mind after so many years, but gladly it did! The power of music, eh?
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Level 73
Sep 5, 2017
I guess 4 points is not possible. Missed one & got only 3/5.
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Level 65
Sep 6, 2017
Randy

Mice

In

Liverpool/Vancouver (Light/Visible)

Use

X-ray

Guns

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Level 48
Nov 24, 2017
I'm not going to either of those places again then
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Level 43
Jun 2, 2020
Not sure how I feel about your word for X-ray being X-ray
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Level 52
Jun 2, 2021
name a better x word before gun
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Level 39
Jun 1, 2020
Anyone else used the 'Electromagentic Spectrum' song to help them get the easy full marks?
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Level 61
Jun 2, 2020
100%!
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Level 65
Jun 2, 2020
Micro and radio are least guessed? Interesting, those were the first I tried.
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2020
EZ
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Level 71
Jun 5, 2020
Allow "optical" for visible?
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Level 68
Nov 29, 2020
Radiowaves, Microwaves, Infra-red Radi-ation! Visible liiight, ultra-violet! X-rayyyss, gamma rayyys!

Never forgotten that stupid song from Physics

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Level 62
Sep 5, 2022
Randy Men Inject Viagra Until Xtreme Growth!
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Level 28
Sep 7, 2022
Easiest ways to get 5 points! And I subconsciously did them in order
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Level 75
Sep 7, 2022
Well done, here's a biscuit: 🍪
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Level 46
Jan 3, 2023
Easy, couldn't get them in order though.
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Level 43
Feb 22, 2023
Real

Mice

Invent

Very

Unique

X-Box

Games

My little trick for remembering :)