A 5th Grade Science Quiz On Waves!

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A 5th Grade Science Quiz On Waves! - Quiz

When you hear someone say sound waves you may think they are as visible as the waves we ride on the beach. In our science classes this week we introduced to sound waves, their generation and measurement. Test your understanding by taking the simple and exciting quiz below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where do dolphins produce sound waves?

    • A.

      Back

    • B.

      Neck

    • C.

      Tail

    • D.

      Head

    • E.

      Sternum

    Correct Answer
    D. Head
    Explanation
    Dolphins produce sound waves in their head. They have a specialized structure called the melon, which is located in their forehead. The melon acts as a biological sonar and is responsible for producing and directing the sound waves. These sound waves are then used by dolphins for echolocation, communication, and navigation purposes.

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  • 2. 

    The loudness of the sound is:

    • A.

      Pitch

    • B.

      Reverb

    • C.

      Vibration

    • D.

      Volume

    Correct Answer
    D. Volume
    Explanation
    The correct answer is volume. Volume refers to the loudness or intensity of a sound. It is a measure of the amplitude of sound waves, with higher amplitudes producing louder sounds. Pitch, reverb, and vibration are not directly related to the loudness of a sound.

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  • 3. 

    Vibration is a:

    • A.

      Sound

    • B.

      Movement

    Correct Answer
    B. Movement
    Explanation
    Vibration refers to the rapid back-and-forth movement of an object or particle. It is not considered a sound because sound refers to the sensation produced by vibrations that are capable of being detected by the human ear. Therefore, the correct answer is movement.

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  • 4. 

    The number of vibrations per second is the:

    • A.

      Frequency

    • B.

      Pitch

    • C.

      Volume

    • D.

      Reverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Frequency
    Explanation
    Frequency refers to the number of vibrations or oscillations per second. It is a measure of how many times an object or a wave completes a cycle in a given time period. In the context of sound, frequency determines the pitch of a sound. Higher frequencies are associated with higher pitched sounds, while lower frequencies are associated with lower pitched sounds. Volume, on the other hand, refers to the loudness or intensity of a sound. Reverb refers to the persistence of sound after the sound source has stopped.

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  • 5. 

    Alvin and the chipmunks speak in which pitch?

    • A.

      HIGH

    • B.

      LOW

    Correct Answer
    A. HIGH
    Explanation
    The correct answer is HIGH because Alvin and the chipmunks are known for their high-pitched voices. Their voices are often portrayed as being higher than the average human voice, which has become a defining characteristic of their characters.

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  • 6. 

    Sound travels in ________________ waves.

    • A.

      Frequency

    • B.

      Reveriration

    • C.

      Pitch

    • D.

      Compression

    • E.

      Submission

    Correct Answer
    D. Compression
    Explanation
    Sound travels in compression waves. This means that when a sound is produced, it creates a series of compressions and rarefactions in the medium through which it is traveling. These compressions are regions of high pressure, while the rarefactions are regions of low pressure. As the sound wave propagates, these compressions and rarefactions move through the medium, allowing the sound to be heard. Therefore, the correct answer is "Compression".

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  • 7. 

    Sound waves travel different:

    • A.

      Distances

    • B.

      Speeds

    • C.

      Times

    • D.

      Places

    Correct Answer
    B. Speeds
    Explanation
    Sound waves travel at different speeds depending on the medium through which they are traveling. In general, sound waves travel faster in solids, such as metals, than in liquids, and faster in liquids than in gases. This is because the particles in solids are closer together, allowing sound waves to propagate more quickly. Additionally, factors such as temperature, pressure, and humidity can also affect the speed of sound waves. Therefore, sound waves can travel at different speeds in different materials and conditions.

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  • 8. 

    Sounds energy can be related to:

    • A.

      Chess

    • B.

      Monopoly

    • C.

      Dominoes

    • D.

      Machala

    Correct Answer
    C. Dominoes
    Explanation
    Sounds energy can be related to dominoes because when a domino falls, it creates a sound. The sound energy is produced by the vibrations created as the dominoes collide and fall against each other. This sound energy can be heard as a result of the movement and interaction of the dominoes, making it a suitable association with the concept of sound energy.

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  • 9. 

    The fastest material that sound travels through:

    • A.

      Air

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Silver

    • D.

      Granite

    • E.

      Steel

    Correct Answer
    A. Air
    Explanation
    Air is the fastest material that sound travels through because sound waves travel faster in less dense mediums. Air is less dense compared to water, silver, granite, and steel, allowing sound waves to travel more quickly through it.

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  • 10. 

    People and other animals hear sounds on a range of frequencies.  Who hears the highest  frequencies?

    • A.

      People

    • B.

      Grasshopper

    • C.

      Snake

    • D.

      Dogs (hi Nirali!)

    • E.

      Bats

    Correct Answer
    E. Bats
    Explanation
    Bats hear the highest frequencies. Bats have the ability to hear ultrasonic sounds, which are sounds with frequencies higher than what humans and most animals can hear. This is important for bats as they use echolocation to navigate and locate prey. By emitting high-frequency sounds and listening to the echoes that bounce back, bats can determine the location, size, and shape of objects in their environment.

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