Sound Wave Properties And Characteristics! Trivia Quiz

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Sound is a vibration, and it was Leonardo da Vinci who was credited for learning that music usually moves in waves. In this quiz, you will get to learn just how much you know about sound wave properties and characteristics. Do you have enough to tackle it? Give it a shot and get to see how much you might learn on sound waves.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How and why the brain interprets sound?
    • A. 

      Psychoacoustics

    • B. 

      Sound pressure waves

    • C. 

      Refraction

    • D. 

      Phase

    • E. 

      Hertz

  • 2. 
    Atmospheric pressure is called?
    • A. 

      Psychoacoustics

    • B. 

      Sound pressure waves

    • C. 

      Refraction

    • D. 

      Phase

    • E. 

      Hertz

  • 3. 
    When dealing with sound waves, compression is?
    • A. 

      Greater than normal atmospheric pressure.

    • B. 

      Less than normal atmospheric pressure.

    • C. 

      Pushing against lower pressure waves. ( in and outward direction)

    • D. 

      Pushing against higher pressure waves. ( out and inward direction)

  • 4. 
    When dealing with sound waves, Rarefaction is?
    • A. 

      Greater than normal atmospheric pressure.

    • B. 

      Less than normal atmospheric pressure.

    • C. 

      Pushing against lower pressure waves. ( in and outward direction)

    • D. 

      Pushing against higher pressure waves. ( out and inward direction)

  • 5. 
    When dealing with sound waves, wave propagation is?
    • A. 

      Greater than normal atmospheric pressure.

    • B. 

      Less than normal atmospheric pressure.

    • C. 

      Pushing against lower pressure waves. ( in and outward direction)

    • D. 

      Pushing against higher pressure waves. ( out and inward direction)

  • 6. 
    Huber describes a  waveform as, essentially ________.
    • A. 

      The graphic representation of a signal's sound pressure level as it moves over time.

    • B. 

      The graphic representation of a signal's sound pressure level.

    • C. 

      Air

    • D. 

      Sound

  • 7. 
    Simply described, amplitude is _______?
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Loudness

    • C. 

      Velocity

    • D. 

      Wavelength

  • 8. 
    The measurement between the maximum and minimum positive and negative signal levels of a wave is called ________?
    • A. 

      RMS

    • B. 

      Peak to peak value

    • C. 

      Peak amplitude

    • D. 

      Hertz

  • 9. 
    The difference between positive and negative peak signal levels is called ____?
    • A. 

      RMS

    • B. 

      Peak to peak value

    • C. 

      Peak amplitude

    • D. 

      Hertz

  • 10. 
    RMS stands for _____?
    • A. 

      Read more sound

    • B. 

      Peak amplitude

    • C. 

      Hertz

    • D. 

      Root Mean Squared

  • 11. 
    RMS determines _____?
    • A. 

      The root mean squared

    • B. 

      Really musical songs

    • C. 

      The meaningful average level of a waveform over time.

    • D. 

      The meaningful maximum level over time

  • 12. 
    Hertz is the term used to measure _______?
    • A. 

      Velocity

    • B. 

      Frequency

    • C. 

      Pain

    • D. 

      Volume

  • 13. 
    Sound moves in ________ degrees.
    • A. 

      120

    • B. 

      560

    • C. 

      360

    • D. 

      90

  • 14. 
    The more cycles per second the  _______ the pitch.
    • A. 

      Lower

    • B. 

      Higher

    • C. 

      Darker

    • D. 

      Softer

  • 15. 
    Velocity measures?
    • A. 

      Velos

    • B. 

      Pitch

    • C. 

      The speed of sound

    • D. 

      Amplitude

  • 16. 
     What is the speed of sound at 68 degrees F?
    • A. 

      1521 fps

    • B. 

      948 fps

    • C. 

      1130 fps

    • D. 

      3011 fps

  • 17. 
    Sound reflects ________.
    • A. 

      Off a surface boundary and all over the place

    • B. 

      Off a surface boundary at an angle that's equal to its initial angle of incidence

    • C. 

      Off a surface boundary at an angle that's opposite to its initial angle of incidence

    • D. 

      Off a surface boundary at an angle that's random to its initial angle of incidence

  • 18. 
    The range of human hearing is ________?
    • A. 

      20 fps to 20 rms

    • B. 

      20 Hz to 20 MHz

    • C. 

      20 cycles to 20 vls

    • D. 

      10 HZ to 20000 Hz

  • 19. 
    When 2 identical wavesforms are out phase what happens?
    • A. 

      Nothing changes

    • B. 

      The sound gets louder

    • C. 

      The sound cancels each other out

    • D. 

      The sound gets softer

  • 20. 
    When 2 identical wavesforms are in phase what happens?
    • A. 

      The sound gets louder

    • B. 

      The sound gets softer

    • C. 

      The sound cancels each other out

    • D. 

      The sound doubles in amplitude

  • 21. 
    _________ occurs when one waveform has lead or lag time with respect to another. 
    • A. 

      Faser

    • B. 

      Amplitude

    • C. 

      Phase shift

    • D. 

      Frequency

  • 22. 
    440Hz refers to what pitch?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is the simplest waveform?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Sawtooth

    • C. 

      Sine

    • D. 

      Triangle

    • E. 

      Beauty Queen

  • 24. 
    The word used to describe color of sound.
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Timbre

    • C. 

      Harmonic

    • D. 

      Tooth decay

    • E. 

      Envelope

  • 25. 
    Every instrument produces a unique _______ that works in combination with its timbre to determine its subjective sound.
    • A. 

      Harmony

    • B. 

      Pitch

    • C. 

      Amplitude

    • D. 

      Envelope

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