Physics Exam On Vibrations And Waves! Quiz

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Physics Exam On Vibrations And Waves! Quiz

Here is a physics quiz on vibrations and waves. Waves carry energy from one point to another, while vibrations are the cause of waves' existence. Do you know the difference between the types of waves and how to measure the magnitude of a wave? This quiz will refresh your understanding of the basics of wave formation, types, and movement and the role played by vibrations when it comes to waves.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A wiggle in time is a
    • A. 

      Vibration.

    • B. 

      Wave.

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 2. 
    A common source of wave motion is a
    • A. 

      Wave pattern.

    • B. 

      Harmonic object.

    • C. 

      Vibrating object.

    • D. 

      Region of variable high and low pressure.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    Like a transverse wave, a longitudinal wave has
    • A. 

      Amplitude, frequency, wavelength, and speed.

    • B. 

      Amplitude, frequency, and wavelength.

    • C. 

      Amplitude, wavelength, and speed.

    • D. 

      Wavelength, speed, and frequency.

    • E. 

      Amplitude, frequency, and speed.

  • 4. 
    In a longitudinal wave the compressions and rarefactions travel in
    • A. 

      The same direction.

    • B. 

      Opposite directions.

    • C. 

      A vacuum.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a transverse wave?
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Radio

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    The vibrations of a transverse wave move in a direction.
    • A. 

      Along the direction of wave travel.

    • B. 

      At right angles to the direction of wave travel.

    • C. 

      That changes with speed.

  • 7. 
    The vibrations of a longitudinal wave move in a direction.
    • A. 

      Along the direction of wave travel.

    • B. 

      At right angles to the direction of wave travel.

    • C. 

      That changes with speed.

  • 8. 
    How many vibrations per second are associated with a 101-MHz radio wave?
    • A. 

      Less than 101,000,000

    • B. 

      101,000,000

    • C. 

      More than 101,000,000

  • 9. 
    Radio waves travel at the speed of light, 300,000 km/s. The wavelength of a radio wave received at 100 megahertz is
    • A. 

      0.3 m.

    • B. 

      3.0 m.

    • C. 

      30 m.

    • D. 

      300 m.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    The frequency of a simple pendulum depends on
    • A. 

      Its mass.

    • B. 

      Its length.

    • C. 

      The acceleration due to gravity.

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      Two of these