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Waves, Light, Sound

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Waves, Light, Sound

Basic quiz on waves, light, sound, refraction, reflection, interference

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Transverse

    • B. 

      Refracted

    • C. 

      Longitudinal

    • D. 

      Light

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

      Refraction

    • B. 

      Medium

    • C. 

      Reflection

    • D. 

      Speed

  • 3. 
  • 4. 
    In this animation what kind of interference is shown?
    • A. 

      Destructive

    • B. 

      Constructive

    • C. 

      Refraction

    • D. 

      Reflection

  • 5. 
    ____________ is when a wave, like light, bounces off an object.
  • 6. 
    What property of waves is shown in the animation?
  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a type of electromagnetic wave?
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Red light

    • C. 

      Gamma rays

    • D. 

      Radio waves

    • E. 

      Microwaves

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Compressional

  • 9. 
    Points A and F onthe wave are ________  
  • 10. 
    Points B, E, G, and J on the wave are _______________.
  • 11. 
    Points D and I on the wave are __________________.
  • 12. 
    The distance between A and F is the _____________.
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Period

    • C. 

      Amplitude

    • D. 

      Wavelength

  • 13. 
    The distance from the dotted line to Point A, or the distance from the dotted line to Point D is known as the ______________.
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Period

    • C. 

      Amplitude

    • D. 

      Wavelength

  • 14. 
     this image shows an example of:
    • A. 

      Reflection

    • B. 

      Refraction

    • C. 

      Penumbra

    • D. 

      A broken straw

  • 15. 
    The wave speed equation is v = frequency x wavelength.If the velocity of the wave is 400 m/s  and the wavelength is 2m, what is its frequency?
    • A. 

      200 Hz

    • B. 

      800 Hz

    • C. 

      20 Hz

    • D. 

      400 Hz

  • 16. 
    In this example of constructive interference, what increases?
    • A. 

      Wavelength

    • B. 

      Frequency

    • C. 

      Speed

    • D. 

      Amplitude