Extra Credit Chapter 11 Waves

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Wave Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is going to test you about the terms having to do with waves. This quiz was created for extra credit by Indre (P3), Nadia (R2), and Colette (P4).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Matter in the medium moves back and forth at right angles to the direction that the wave travels.  This is the definition for which type of wave?
    • A. 

      Compressional

    • B. 

      Seismic

    • C. 

      Brittany Spears

    • D. 

      Transverse

  • 2. 
    For this wave, matter in the medium moves back and forth in the same direction that the wave travels.
  • 3. 
    True or false: A wave is a repeating disturbance or movement that transfers energy through matter or space.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 4. 
    Which type of wave usually forms earthquakes?
  • 5. 
    The highest point of a transverse wave
  • 6. 
    The lowest point of a transverse wave
    • A. 

      Trough

    • B. 

      Crest

    • C. 

      Amplitude

  • 7. 
    Amplitude has to do with...
    • A. 

      Hertz

    • B. 

      Wavelength

    • C. 

      Frequency

    • D. 

      Energy

  • 8. 
    The least dense region of a compressional wave
    • A. 

      Amplitude

    • B. 

      Interference

    • C. 

      Rarefaction

    • D. 

      Arefriction

  • 9. 
    The number of wavelengths that pass a fixed point each second
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Amplitude

    • C. 

      Wavelength

    • D. 

      Wave height

  • 10. 
    How do you calculate wave speed?
  • 11. 
    The greater the change in speed, the ---- the wave bends
    • A. 

      More

    • B. 

      Less

  • 12. 
    Diffraction occurs when an object causes a wave to change direction and bend around it
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
      In this interference, the waves add together.
    • A. 

      Constructive

    • B. 

      Destructive

    • C. 

      Neutralitive

  • 14. 
    In ------- Interference, the waves subtract from each other as they overlap.
    • A. 

      Constructive

    • B. 

      Destructive

    • C. 

      Neutralitive

  • 15. 
    The ability of an object to vibarate by absorbing energy at its natural frequency is
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