A Quick Mechanical Waves Quiz!

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A Quick Mechanical Waves Quiz: A mechanical wave is the type of wave that needs a medium to be transmitted, as waves of this type do not travel through a vacuum. The quiz below is designed to test your basic understanding of mechanical waves. It will take less than a minute and is a true or false question. Give it a shot and see if you need more reading.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Waves are a transfer of momentum and energy via a medium.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Mechanical waves don't require a medium.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Transverse Wave:
    • A. 

      Is one which the medium is displaced perpendicular to the wave to the direction of wave propagation, such as waves on a string.

    • B. 

      Is one which the medium is displaced parallel to the wave to the direction of wave propagation, such as waves on a string.

    • C. 

      Is one which the medium is displaced perpendicular to the wave to direction of wave propagation, such as sound wave in air.

    • D. 

      Is one which the medium is displaced perpendicular to the wave to direction of wave propagation, such as sound wave in air.

  • 4. 
    Longitudinal Wave:
    • A. 

      Is one which the medium is displaced perpendicular to the wave to the direction of wave propagation, such as waves on a string.

    • B. 

      Is one which the medium is displaced parellel to the wave to direction of wave propagation, such as waves on a string.

    • C. 

      Is one which the medium is displaced perpendicular to the wave to direction of wave propagation, such as sound wave in air.

    • D. 

      Is one which the medium is displaced parallel to the wave to the direction of wave propagation, such as sound wave in the air.

  • 5. 
    Highest point:
  • 6. 
    What kind of waves vibrates our eardrums so we are able to listen?
    • A. 

      Radio waves

    • B. 

      Sound waves

    • C. 

      Light waves

    • D. 

      Microwaves

  • 7. 
    Mechanical Waves can travel through a vaccum.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is a sound wave?
    • A. 

      Longitudinal and mechanical.

    • B. 

      Transverse and mechanical.

    • C. 

        Transverse and electromagnetic.

    • D. 

      None of above.

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