Waves
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Water waves...
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    are not mechanical waves.
    transport water but not energy.
    transport energy but not water.
    transport energy and water.
  • Question 2
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    Q. Our eyes can detect light only within a range of _____ of visible light.
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    periods
    frequencies
    speeds
    mediums
  • Question 3
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    Q. Light waves...
    answer choices
    cannot travel through liquids.
    are electromagnetic waves.
    cannot travel through solids.
    require a medium.
  • Question 4
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    Q. A person is standing still and listening to a siren sounding an alarm. The frequency of the sound is 500 Hz. The person begins running toward the sound at a rate of 20 m/s. The frequency of the sound the person hears will
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    decrease
    remain the same
    increase
    change by 20 Hz.
  • Question 5
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    Q. The _____ is the distance between two neighbouring crests of a wave.
    answer choices
    wavelength
    frequency
    amplitude
    period
  • Question 6
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    Q. The speed of a sound wave...
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    depends on amplitude
    depends on the medium
    depends on wavelength
    none of the above
  • Question 7
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    Q. Sound waves are...
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    circular waves
    longitudinal waves
    polarized waves
    transverse waves
  • Question 8
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    Q. A wave x meters long has a speed of y meters per second. The frequency of the wave is
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    y + x.
    x/y.
    y/x.
    yx.
  • Question 9
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    Q. The wavelength of the wave in the diagram above is...
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    6.0 m
    1.5 m
    .75 m
    3 m
  • Question 10
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    Q. If a transverse wave is moving from right to left, the individual particles in the medium are moving...
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    left to right
    up and down
    right to left
    none of the above
  • Question 11
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    Q. A man is standing on the shore of a beach, up to his knees in water. Every 5 seconds a wave breaks on him. What is the period of the wave?
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    5 hertz
    .2 hertz
    12 waves per minute
    5 seconds
  • Question 12
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    Q. The frequency of a sound wave determines...
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    how loud the sound is.
    the pitch of the sound.
    the magnitude of the compression.
    how fast the sound travels.
  • Question 13
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    Q. The _____ is the time it takes for one full oscillation of a particle in a medium.
    answer choices
    period
    frequency
    amplitude
    wave speed
  • Question 14
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    Q. A wave has a period of 0.25 seconds. The frequency of this wave is...
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    .25 hertz
    4 hertz
    25 seconds
    2 hertz
  • Question 15
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    Q. _____ is the inverse of period.
    answer choices
    wavelength
    amplitude
    frequency
    crest
  • Question 16
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    Q. The maximum displacement of a particle by a wave is called...
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    frequency
    amplitude
    wavelength
    period
  • Question 17
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    Q. The distance from the rest position to a crest or to a trough
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    amplitude
    tall
    wave
    4 m
  • Question 18
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    Q. The distance from the rest position to a crest or to a trough
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    amplitude
    tall
    wave
    4 m
  • Question 19
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    Q. A disturbance that carries energy through matter or space
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    refraction
    wave
    amplitude
    wavelength
  • Question 20
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    Q. The distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave
    answer choices
    crest
    wavelength
    44 m
    photon
  • Question 21
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    Q. The number of wavelengths that pass a point in 1 second
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    23
    frequency
    period
    amplitude
  • Question 22
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    Q. A longitudinal wave that is caused by vibrations and that travels through a material medium
    answer choices
    doppler effect
    sound wave
    light wave
    standing wave
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