Chap. 15 Waves-vocabulary (15 Terms)

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 192

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Wave Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the unit of measurement for frequency?
    • A. 

      Gram

    • B. 

      Joule

    • C. 

      Hertz

    • D. 

      Speed

  • 2. 
    What is a number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time?
    • A. 

      Amplitude

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Rarefaction

    • D. 

      Frequency

  • 3. 
    What is the material through which a wave travels?
    • A. 

      Crest

    • B. 

      Trough

    • C. 

      Medium

    • D. 

      Wave

  • 4. 
    What is a wave that that occurs at the surface between  two medium?
    • A. 

      Surface wave

    • B. 

      Trough

    • C. 

      Longitudinal wave

    • D. 

      Wave

  • 5. 
    What is a wave that requires a medium through which to travel?
    • A. 

      Transverse wave

    • B. 

      Longitudinal wave

    • C. 

      Surface wave

    • D. 

      Mechanical wave

  • 6. 
    What is a repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion? 
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Vibration

    • D. 

      Compression

  • 7. 
    What is the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together?
    • A. 

      Compression

    • B. 

      Rarefaction

    • C. 

      Crest

    • D. 

      Trough

  • 8. 
    Which wave moves the medium "parallel" to the direction in which the wave travels?
    • A. 

      Surface wave

    • B. 

      Transverse wave

    • C. 

      Mechanical wave

    • D. 

      Logitudinal wave

  • 9. 
    Which wave moves the medium in a direction "perpendicular" to the direction in which the wave travels?
    • A. 

      Longitudinal wave

    • B. 

      Surface wave

    • C. 

      Transverse wave

    • D. 

      Mechanical wave

  • 10. 
    What is the "highest part" of a transverse wave?
    • A. 

      Compression

    • B. 

      Crest

    • C. 

      Trough

    • D. 

      Amplitude

  • 11. 
    What is the maximum distance the particles of a medium move away from their rest positions as a wave passes through a medium?
    • A. 

      Amplitude

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Crest

    • D. 

      Trough

  • 12. 
    What is a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place?
    • A. 

      Compression

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Wavelength

    • D. 

      Trough

  • 13. 
    What is the "lowest part" of a transverse wave?
    • A. 

      Crest

    • B. 

      Trough

    • C. 

      Amplitude

    • D. 

      Frequency

  • 14. 
    What is the part of the longitudinal wave where the particles of a medium are "far" apart?
    • A. 

      Trough

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Rarefaction

    • D. 

      Crest

  • 15. 
    What is the distance between the "crest" of one wave and the "crest" of the next?
    • A. 

      Wavelength

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Medium

    • D. 

      Surface wave