The Sound Waves Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    It is composed of waves of compression and refraction in with the human ear is sensitive.

    • A.

      Wave

    • B.

      Sound

    • C.

      Music

    • D.

      Energy

    Correct Answer
    B. Sound
    Explanation
    Sound is composed of waves of compression and refraction that the human ear is sensitive to. These waves travel through a medium, such as air or water, and cause the particles in the medium to vibrate. These vibrations then reach our ears, where they are detected by the eardrums and converted into electrical signals that our brain interprets as sound. Therefore, sound is the correct answer because it best fits the description of waves of compression and refraction that can be detected by the human ear.

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  • 2. 

    It refers to how high or low a sound seems.

    • A.

      Patch

    • B.

      Sound

    • C.

      Pitch

    • D.

      Volume

    Correct Answer
    B. Sound
    Explanation
    The given answer "Sound" is correct because the question is asking for a term that refers to how high or low a sound seems. Sound is the appropriate term that encompasses the concept of pitch, which is the attribute that determines whether a sound is perceived as high or low. Volume, on the other hand, refers to the loudness or softness of a sound, not its pitch. Patch does not relate to the concept of sound perception.

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  • 3. 

    Sound waves carry _________

    • A.

      Longitudinal waves

    • B.

      Transverse wave

    • C.

      Energy

    • D.

      Motion

    Correct Answer
    C. Energy
    Explanation
    Sound waves carry energy. Sound is produced by the vibration of particles in a medium, which creates a disturbance that travels through the medium as a wave. As the wave propagates, it transfers energy from one particle to another. This energy is then detected by our ears, allowing us to perceive sound. Therefore, sound waves can be described as a form of energy transfer rather than a type of motion or specific wave direction.

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  • 4. 

    When Mr. Sinyard yells his name in a cave, the sound reflects off the walls of the cave and travels back to his ears. 

    • A.

      Refraction

    • B.

      Pitch

    • C.

      Amplitude

    • D.

      Echo

    Correct Answer
    D. Echo
    Explanation
    When Mr. Sinyard yells his name in a cave, the sound waves produced travel through the air and hit the walls of the cave. The walls act as a hard surface and reflect the sound waves back towards Mr. Sinyard's ears. This phenomenon is known as an echo, where the reflected sound waves reach the listener's ears after bouncing off a surface. Refraction refers to the bending of waves as they pass from one medium to another, which is not applicable in this scenario. Pitch refers to the perceived frequency of a sound, and amplitude refers to the intensity or loudness of a sound, neither of which are relevant to the explanation of an echo.

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  • 5. 

    It is an amount of sound energy that passes through a square meter of space in one second.

    • A.

      Intensity

    • B.

      Reverberation

    • C.

      Pitch

    • D.

      Transmission

    Correct Answer
    A. Intensity
    Explanation
    Intensity is a measure of the amount of sound energy that passes through a given area in a specific amount of time. It represents the strength or loudness of a sound wave. The higher the intensity, the louder the sound. It is commonly measured in units such as decibels (dB).

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  • 6. 

    It is the material that sound waves can travel. It can travel through solid, liquid, and gas but not in a vacuum.

    • A.

      Waves

    • B.

      Door

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Meduim

    Correct Answer
    D. Meduim
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "medium". A medium refers to the material or substance through which sound waves can travel. Sound waves can propagate through solids, liquids, and gases, but they cannot travel through a vacuum as it lacks any material or substance to transmit the waves.

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  • 7. 

    What unit is used to measure frequency?

    • A.

      Joule

    • B.

      Gram

    • C.

      Hertz

    • D.

      Newton

    Correct Answer
    C. Hertz
    Explanation
    The unit used to measure frequency is Hertz. Hertz is a unit of measurement that represents the number of cycles or oscillations per second in a wave or signal. It is commonly used to measure the frequency of sound waves, radio waves, and electrical signals.

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  • 8. 

    It refers to inducing vibration of natural rate source having the same frequency.

    • A.

      Resonance

    • B.

      Reflection

    • C.

      Refraction

    • D.

      Rarefraction

    Correct Answer
    A. Resonance
    Explanation
    Resonance is the correct answer because it involves inducing vibration in a natural rate source with the same frequency. Resonance occurs when an external force matches the natural frequency of an object, causing it to vibrate with increased amplitude. This phenomenon is commonly observed in musical instruments, where certain strings or tubes resonate when struck or blown at their specific frequencies. Resonance is also important in engineering and architecture, as it can lead to structural failures if not properly accounted for.

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  • 9. 

    When the sound waves bend or diffract around corners or barriers like doors and walls. It is called?

    • A.

      Refraction of sound

    • B.

      Diffraction of sound

    • C.

      Reflection of sound

    • D.

      Speed of sound

    Correct Answer
    B. Diffraction of sound
    Explanation
    Diffraction of sound occurs when sound waves bend or spread out as they encounter obstacles such as doors and walls. This bending or spreading out of sound waves allows them to reach areas that would otherwise be obstructed. Refraction of sound refers to the change in direction of sound waves as they pass through different mediums, while reflection of sound involves the bouncing back of sound waves when they encounter a surface. Speed of sound refers to the rate at which sound waves travel through a medium.

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  • 10. 

    It is a tone quality and used to distinguished two different sounds that have the same pitch and loudness.

    • A.

      Density

    • B.

      Rhythm

    • C.

      Timbre

    • D.

      Elasticity

    Correct Answer
    C. Timbre
    Explanation
    Timbre refers to the tone quality or characteristic sound of a musical instrument or voice. It helps distinguish between two sounds that have the same pitch and loudness. For example, a guitar and a piano may play the same note at the same volume, but their timbres will be different, allowing us to differentiate between the two sounds. Therefore, timbre is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 11. 

    In the characteristics of musical sound, it has a basic element of music.

    • A.

      Note

    • B.

      Intensity

    • C.

      Pitch

    • D.

      Harmony

    Correct Answer
    A. Note
    Explanation
    In the characteristics of musical sound, the basic element of music is the note. A note represents a specific pitch and duration in music. It is a fundamental building block that is used to create melodies, harmonies, and rhythms. Notes can be combined in various ways to create different musical compositions and styles. Therefore, the note is an essential element in understanding and creating music.

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  • 12. 

    It is an unwanted sound and s subtle pollutant which can threaten the health or well-being of an individual.

    • A.

      Belching

    • B.

      Noise

    • C.

      Shouting

    • D.

      Crying

    Correct Answer
    B. Noise
    Explanation
    Noise is defined as an unwanted sound that can be considered a subtle pollutant. It can have negative effects on the health and well-being of individuals. Excessive noise levels can cause stress, sleep disturbances, hearing loss, and other health issues. Therefore, noise can be considered a threat to an individual's health and well-being.

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  • 13. 

    It is the type of interference where the sound waves arrive at the same time and phase.

    • A.

      Constructive interference

    • B.

      Deconstructive interference

    • C.

      Destructive interference

    • D.

      Constructive enterference

    • E.

      Option 5

    Correct Answer
    A. Constructive interference
    Explanation
    Constructive interference occurs when two or more sound waves arrive at the same time and phase, resulting in an increase in the amplitude of the resulting wave. This means that the peaks of the waves align with each other, creating a stronger and louder sound. In contrast, destructive interference occurs when the waves arrive at opposite phases, causing them to cancel each other out and result in a decrease in amplitude. Therefore, the correct answer is constructive interference.

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  • 14. 

    It is a change in direction, as the wave moves from one medium to another.

    • A.

      Reflection of sound

    • B.

      Diffraction of sound

    • C.

      Direction of sound

    • D.

      Refraction of sound

    Correct Answer
    D. Refraction of sound
    Explanation
    Refraction refers to the bending of a wave as it passes from one medium to another, caused by a change in its speed. In the case of sound, when it travels from one medium to another with different densities, such as air to water or air to glass, the speed of sound changes, causing the sound wave to bend or change direction. Therefore, the given correct answer, "refraction of sound," explains the phenomenon of sound waves changing direction when they move from one medium to another.

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  • 15. 

    What is the Doppler Effect?

    • A.

      Where the wavelength of a wave is shifted due to the source moving

    • B.

      When a wave is shifted when a body pushes the wave

    • C.

      Where the apparent wavelength of a wave is shifted due to the source moving

    • D.

      Where the apparent wavelength of a wave is stop due to the source moving

    Correct Answer
    C. Where the apparent wavelength of a wave is shifted due to the source moving
    Explanation
    The Doppler Effect refers to the apparent change in wavelength of a wave due to the motion of the source. As the source moves towards an observer, the wavelength appears shorter, resulting in a higher frequency. Conversely, when the source moves away from the observer, the wavelength appears longer, resulting in a lower frequency. This phenomenon is commonly observed in sound waves, where the pitch of a siren seems to change as it approaches and then moves away from an observer.

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