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Most people prefer to communicate via sound these days other that writing down letters. We have today covered sound, its generation, usefulness and measurement. How well did you understand the topic? Take up the quiz below and mark the areas where you need help understanding for discussion during the next class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why can't people on the moon hear sound?

    Explanation
    The reason people on the moon cannot hear sound is because there is no air to carry the sound waves. Sound waves require a medium, such as air, to travel through and reach our ears. On the moon, where there is no atmosphere, there is no air to transmit the sound waves, making it impossible for people to hear anything.

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  • 2. 

    What creates sound?

    Explanation
    Sound is created by a collision between molecules of matter and air vibrating back and forth. When an object vibrates, it causes the surrounding air molecules to collide with each other. This collision transfers energy from one molecule to another, creating a chain reaction that propagates through the air as sound waves. These sound waves then travel to our ears, where they are detected and interpreted as sound. Thus, both the collision between molecules of matter and the vibration of air are necessary for the creation of sound.

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  • 3. 

    Why does sound travel slower then light?

    Explanation
    Sound travels slower than light because it is caused by a chain of collisions between molecules of matter. Each molecule collides with the next one, creating a short interval between each collision. This process takes time and slows down the speed at which sound can travel. In contrast, light does not require a medium to travel through and can propagate through empty space at its maximum speed.

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  • 4. 

    Sound can travel through empty space.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sound is a mechanical wave that requires a medium, such as air, water, or solids, to travel through. In empty space, there is no medium for sound to propagate, so sound cannot travel through empty space. Therefore, the statement that sound can travel through empty space is false.

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  • 5. 

    You can hear sound through walls, under water, and in the air.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sound waves are capable of traveling through different mediums, including walls, water, and air. When sound waves encounter a barrier like a wall, they can pass through it and continue to propagate on the other side. Similarly, sound waves can travel through water and air, allowing us to hear sounds even when we are underwater or in the open air. Therefore, the statement that you can hear sound through walls, under water, and in the air is true.

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  • 6. 

    Sound travels in air at about ______ feet a second.

    Correct Answer
    a thousand
    1,000
    thousand
    1000
    Explanation
    Sound travels in air at a speed of approximately 1,000 feet per second.

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  • 7. 

    In sound; when the vibrations are fast the wavelengths are long.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the question is incorrect. In sound, when the vibrations are fast, the wavelengths are actually short, not long. This is because the frequency of a sound wave is directly proportional to the speed of the vibrations, and inversely proportional to the wavelength. So, when the vibrations are fast, the frequency is high and the wavelength is short. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 8. 

    The wavelengths of sound are Never longer then those of light because sounds travels so slowly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the wavelengths of sound can be longer than those of light. The speed at which sound travels does not determine the length of its wavelength. Wavelength is determined by the frequency of the wave, and different types of waves, such as sound waves and light waves, can have different frequencies and wavelengths.

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  • 9. 

    Name two things that change the speed at which sound travels ( changes its wavelength)?

    Correct Answer
    temperature
    the matter in which it travels
    what it travels through
    Explanation
    The speed at which sound travels, and thus its wavelength, can be affected by temperature, the matter in which it travels, and what it travels through. Temperature can impact the speed of sound because as temperature increases, the molecules in the medium vibrate more vigorously, leading to faster sound propagation. The matter in which sound travels also plays a role, as different materials have different densities and elastic properties, affecting the speed of sound. Lastly, the nature of the medium through which sound travels, such as air, water, or solids, can also influence the speed of sound due to differences in their molecular structures and interactions.

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  • 10. 

    The term people use for  frequency of sound is ____.

    Correct Answer
    pitch
    Explanation
    The term people use for the frequency of sound is "pitch". Pitch refers to the perceived highness or lowness of a sound, which is directly related to its frequency. Higher frequencies are perceived as higher pitches, while lower frequencies are perceived as lower pitches. Therefore, pitch is the appropriate term to describe the frequency of sound.

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  • 11. 

    What's the scientific word that is used to indicate how often a regular vibration occurs?

    • A.

      Pitch

    • B.

      Resonance

    • C.

      Frequency

    • D.

      Loudness

    Correct Answer
    C. Frequency
    Explanation
    Frequency is the scientific word used to indicate how often a regular vibration occurs. It refers to the number of cycles or oscillations of a wave that occur in a given time period. In the context of sound, frequency determines the pitch of a sound, with higher frequencies corresponding to higher pitches and lower frequencies corresponding to lower pitches. Therefore, frequency is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 12. 

    What are the parts of a a sound wave?

    Correct Answer
    tough ( bottom of the sound wave)
    crest ( top of the sound wave)
    wavelength
    amplitude ( largeness)
    Explanation
    The parts of a sound wave include the trough (bottom of the sound wave), crest (top of the sound wave), wavelength, and amplitude (largeness). The trough represents the lowest point of the wave, while the crest represents the highest point. The wavelength is the distance between two consecutive crests or troughs. The amplitude represents the magnitude or intensity of the wave, indicating the largeness of the wave.

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  • 13. 

    In SOUND the higher the frequency,  the greater the energy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In sound, the energy is not directly related to the frequency. The energy of a sound wave is determined by its amplitude, which is the measure of the maximum displacement of the particles in the medium as the wave passes through it. Frequency, on the other hand, refers to the number of cycles or vibrations per second. While higher frequencies may be associated with higher pitch, they do not necessarily indicate greater energy.

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  • 14. 

    In sound the louder waves have ______ amplitude.

    Correct Answer
    higher
    high
    Explanation
    In sound, the louder waves have higher amplitude. Amplitude refers to the maximum displacement or distance from the equilibrium position of a wave. In the context of sound waves, the amplitude determines the volume or loudness of the sound. When the amplitude is higher, the sound waves are more intense and produce a louder sound. Therefore, the correct answer is "higher" or "high".

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  • 15. 

    Sound can travel through empty space.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    sound needs matter in order to reflect and create vibrations

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  • 16. 

    Sound is energy in the form of _______.

    Correct Answer
    vibrations
    Explanation
    Sound is a form of energy that is transmitted through vibrations. When an object vibrates, it creates sound waves that travel through a medium, such as air or water, and can be detected by our ears. These vibrations cause the particles in the medium to move back and forth, creating a pattern of compressions and rarefactions. This pattern is what we perceive as sound. Therefore, the correct answer is "vibrations."

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  • 17. 

    People on the moon can't hear sound because there is no ______ to carry sounds to the ears.

    Correct Answer
    air
    Explanation
    On the moon, there is no air to carry sound waves from the source to the ears. Sound waves require a medium, such as air, to travel through. Without air, there is no medium to transmit the vibrations from the source of sound to the ears, resulting in the inability to hear sound on the moon.

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  • 18. 

    Sound travels at about _____ ft/sec.

    Correct Answer
    1000
    1,000
    thousand
    a thousand
    Explanation
    Sound travels at a speed of approximately 1000 feet per second.

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  • 19. 

    Sound is formed when ________ collide.

    Correct Answer
    molecules
    Explanation
    Sound is formed when molecules collide. When an object vibrates, it causes the molecules around it to vibrate as well. These vibrations create a wave that travels through the medium, such as air or water, and is perceived as sound. Therefore, the collision of molecules is necessary for the propagation of sound waves.

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  • 20. 

    Some wavelengths of light are longer then wavelengths of sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    sound always has longer wavelengths because sound travels so slow.

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  • 21. 

    When talking about sound; ________ means the largness of the wave.

    Correct Answer
    amplitude
    Explanation
    Amplitude refers to the largeness of a sound wave. It represents the maximum displacement of particles in a medium from their resting position when a sound wave passes through. In other words, it measures the intensity or strength of a sound wave. A higher amplitude indicates a louder sound, while a lower amplitude represents a softer sound. Therefore, amplitude is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 22. 

    Electromagnetic radiation are visible and _____________ photons and the waves associated with them.

    Correct Answer
    invisible
    Explanation
    Electromagnetic radiation consists of photons and waves. While visible light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that can be seen by the human eye, there are other forms of electromagnetic radiation that are not visible to us. Therefore, the correct answer is "invisible" as it accurately describes the nature of electromagnetic radiation beyond the visible spectrum.

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  • 23. 

    Electromagnetic radiation are the visible and invisible photons and the ______ associated with them.

    Correct Answer
    waves
    Explanation
    Electromagnetic radiation consists of photons, which are particles of light. These photons travel in the form of waves, carrying energy and information. These waves can have different properties such as wavelength, frequency, and amplitude. Therefore, the correct answer is "waves" as it accurately describes the nature of electromagnetic radiation.

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  • 24. 

    In light the higher the frequency the more energy  that is present.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that as the frequency increases, the amount of energy also increases. This is consistent with the understanding of energy in waves, as higher frequency waves have shorter wavelengths and higher energy. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 25. 

    In sound the higher the frequency the more energy that is present.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. In sound, the energy is directly proportional to the amplitude of the wave, not the frequency. The frequency of a sound wave determines its pitch, while the amplitude determines its volume or intensity. So, a higher frequency does not necessarily mean more energy in sound.

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  • 26. 

    _______ is the process by which sounds make more sounds.

    • A.

      Amplitude

    • B.

      Resonance

    • C.

      Frequency

    • D.

      Pitch

    Correct Answer
    B. Resonance
    Explanation
    Resonance is the process by which sounds make more sounds. When an object vibrates at its natural frequency, it causes other objects with the same natural frequency to vibrate as well. This amplifies the sound and creates a phenomenon known as resonance. It is responsible for the production of sound in musical instruments and can also occur in everyday objects, such as glasses vibrating when a high-pitched sound is played nearby.

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  • 27. 

    THe term used for the frequency of sound is____.

    • A.

      Amplitude

    • B.

      Newtons

    • C.

      Pitch

    • D.

      Resonance

    Correct Answer
    C. Pitch
    Explanation
    Pitch is the term used to describe the frequency of sound. It refers to how high or low a sound is perceived to be. Higher pitch corresponds to higher frequency, while lower pitch corresponds to lower frequency. Amplitude refers to the intensity or loudness of sound, Newtons is a unit of force, and resonance is the phenomenon of increased vibration in an object due to the matching of its natural frequency with an external force.

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  • 28. 

    Jets that travel faster then the sound are called ______________ jets.

    Correct Answer
    supersonic
    Explanation
    Jets that travel faster than the speed of sound are called supersonic jets. The prefix "super-" means "above" or "beyond," and "sonic" refers to sound. Therefore, "supersonic" describes an object or phenomenon that exceeds the speed of sound. In the context of jets, supersonic refers to aircraft that can fly at speeds greater than the speed of sound, which is approximately 767 miles per hour (1,235 kilometers per hour) at sea level. These jets create a characteristic sonic boom as they break the sound barrier.

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  • 29. 

    The amount of __________ of a frequency determine whether the sound is loud and soft.

    • A.

      Vibrations

    • B.

      Energy

    • C.

      Photons

    • D.

      Pitch

    Correct Answer
    B. Energy
    Explanation
    The amount of energy of a frequency determines whether the sound is loud and soft. This is because the energy of a sound wave determines the amplitude of the wave, which is directly related to the perceived loudness of the sound. Higher energy waves have larger amplitudes and are perceived as louder, while lower energy waves have smaller amplitudes and are perceived as softer. The frequency of the sound wave, on the other hand, determines the pitch of the sound, not its loudness.

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