Church Soundman 101

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Church Quizzes & Trivia

Prepared by avgenius. Com, this quiz is to help determine how much you know about the fundamentals of audio or sound.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the term "Hertz" mean in reference to audio?
    • A. 

      It has no reference to audio. It is the name of a rental car company.

    • B. 

      It is a unit of measurement that expresses the number of complete cycles of sound per second.

    • C. 

      It is referencing the sinusoidal wave form effect at a certain decibel level for audio speakers.

    • D. 

      It describes the intensity of a note played at a constant volume level.

    • E. 

      It is the last name of the man who discovered amplitude.

  • 2. 
    The average range of audio frequencies that a typical human can hear are...
    • A. 

      20 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz

    • B. 

      35 Hertz to 50,000 Hertz

    • C. 

      250 Hertz to 2500 Hertz

    • D. 

      1000 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz

    • E. 

      It is not possible to determine the average range of hearing for humans.

  • 3. 
    Sound is nothing more than ________ ___________ traveling from its source in all directions, at varying ___________________.
  • 4. 
    As a result of research done by Bell Labs in the 1930s, which statement was found to be true?
    • A. 

      It requires less energy for us to hear a 1 kHz tone than it does to hear a 2 kHz tone.

    • B. 

      It requires less energy for us to hear a 1/2 kHz tone than it does to hear a 1 kHz tone.

    • C. 

      It requires less energy for us to hear a 2 kHz tone than it does to hear a 1 kHz tone.

    • D. 

      It is impossible to determine which frequencies are easier to hear than others.

    • E. 

      It requires less energy for us to hear a 2 kHz tone than it does to hear a 3 kHz tone.

  • 5. 
    The Fletcher Munson Curve or Sound Loudness Curve has proven that the average human ear is most sensitive to which frequency? 
    • A. 

      500 Hertz

    • B. 

      3.5 kHz

    • C. 

      2 kHz

    • D. 

      25 kHz

    • E. 

      35 kHz

  • 6. 
    The electric guitar is most effective at producing which frequency?
    • A. 

      1.5 kHz

    • B. 

      20 kHz

    • C. 

      450 kHz

    • D. 

      3.5 kHz

    • E. 

      500 Hertz

  • 7. 
    When someone complains that the sound is too loud, which of the following could be the cause?
    • A. 

      You may have the master volume too loud.

    • B. 

      They are sitting in a "hot spot" where your main speakers are directly pointed.

    • C. 

      Your EQ may not be set so the ideal frequencies of individual instruments and singers are separated and heard clearly.

    • D. 

      Hearing sensitivity issues may play a part due to the age of the person complaining and the frequencies most dominant in your mix.

    • E. 

      All the above may be factored in as a possible cause for the complaint.

  • 8. 
    What range of frequencies are we most sensitive to hearing?
    • A. 

      1 kHz to 5 kHz

    • B. 

      2 kHz to 6 kHz

    • C. 

      3.5 kHz to 7 kHz

    • D. 

      500 Hertz to 2.5 kHz

    • E. 

      10 kHz to 15 kHz

  • 9. 
    As the volume level gets __________, our hearing response ___________ out and we begin to hear all frequency ranges more ____________.  This is why music sounds better when it's louder.
  • 10. 
    The Inverse Square Law states that every time the distance doubles between a sound source and a microphone or the listener's ear, the sound pressure level or db level drops by 6 db.  In percentages this is a __________ decrease in sound pressure or db level.
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      28%

    • C. 

      65%

    • D. 

      75%

    • E. 

      100%