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