Chapter 20: Sound

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Sound Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The source of every sound is something that is
    • A. 

      Vibrating.

    • B. 

      Moving.

    • C. 

      Accelerating.

    • D. 

      Undergoing simple harmonic motion.

    • E. 

      A net emitter of energy.

  • 2. 
    A sound source of high frequency emits a high
    • A. 

      Speed.

    • B. 

      Amplitude.

    • C. 

      Pitch.

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    Double the frequency of a sound and you halve its
    • A. 

      Wavelength.

    • B. 

      Speed.

    • C. 

      Amplitude.

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    Double the frequency of sound and you also double its
    • A. 

      Wavelength.

    • B. 

      Speed.

    • C. 

      Amplitude.

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    The approximate range of human hearing is
    • A. 

      10 hertz to 10,000 hertz.

    • B. 

      20 hertz to 20,000 hertz.

    • C. 

      40 hertz to 40,000 hertz.

    • D. 

      Actually all of these – depends on the hearing ability of the person.

  • 6. 
    We are best at hearing
    • A. 

      Infrasonic sound.

    • B. 

      Ultrasonic sound.

    • C. 

      Both infrasonic and ultrasonic sounds.

    • D. 

      None of the above choices are true.

  • 7. 
    A sound wave is a
    • A. 

      Longitudinal wave.

    • B. 

      Transverse wave.

    • C. 

      Standing wave.

    • D. 

      Shock wave.

    • E. 

      None of the above choices are correct.

  • 8. 
    Compressions and rarefactions are characteristic of
    • A. 

      Longitudinal waves.

    • B. 

      Transverse waves.

    • C. 

      Both longitudinal and transverse waves.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    Compressions and rarefactions normally travel in
    • A. 

      The same direction in a wave.

    • B. 

      Opposite directions in a wave.

    • C. 

      Directions that are at right angles to the wave direction.

  • 10. 
    Sound travels faster in
    • A. 

      Air.

    • B. 

      Water.

    • C. 

      Steel.

    • D. 

      A vacuum.

    • E. 

      Sound travels at about the same speed in all of the above media.

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