# Wave Basics Quiz

12 Questions

This is a quiz designed for grade 8-10 physical science students, testing their knowledge of basic wave properties. It includes refraction, reflection, wave types, and basic formulas.

Questions and Answers
• 1.
• A.

Transverse

• B.

Refracted

• C.

Longitudinal

• D.

Rarefied

• 2.
The material that a wave travels through is called the
• A.

Amplitude

• B.

Medium

• C.

Rarefaction

• D.

Compression

• 3.
Sound waves are all
• A.

High frequency

• B.

Compressional

• C.

Transverse

• D.

Electromagnetic

• 4.
The superposition of two waves creates
• A.

Higher frequencies

• B.

Interference

• C.

Compressions

• D.

Light

• 5.
In the animation shown, at the point where the two waves cross, which property changes?
• A.

Speed

• B.

Frequency

• C.

Index of refraction

• D.

Amplitude

• 6.
• A.

Velocity decreases

• B.

Velocity increases

• C.

Wavelength decreases

• D.

Wavelength increases

• 7.
As you produce a wave on a spring, which of the following quantities are you NOT able to change?
• A.

Amplitude

• B.

Frequency

• C.

Velocity

• D.

Wavelength

• 8.
What property of waves is shown in the animation?
• A.

Rarefaction

• B.

Refraction

• C.

Displacement

• D.

Diffraction

• 9.
Which of the following is not a type of electromagnetic wave?
• A.

Sound

• B.

Red light

• C.

Gamma radiation

• D.

Radio waves

• 10.
All waves except ______ waves must travel through a medium.
• A.

Sound

• B.

Light

• C.

Water

• D.

Compressional

• 11.
By counting the number of crests that pass in a given amount of time, a person can calculate the
• A.

Wavelength

• B.

Amplitude

• C.

Velocity

• D.

Frequency

• 12.
What type of wave is most likely shown in the animation?
• A.

Light

• B.

Sound

• C.

Earthquake

• D.

Compression

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