# Speech Science Quiz: Trivia Questions!

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Which of these things does NOT characterize a sound?
• A.

It is periodic

• B.

Is is an audible disturbance

• C.

It is caused by a vibrating source

• D.

It has no physical substance

• 2.
What is the simplest of all sound waves?
• 3.
Number of cycles in a given second is known as:
• A.

Wavelength

• B.

Frequency

• C.

Velocity

• D.

Amplitude

• 4.
The decrease in the amplitude of displacement over time:
• 5.
Amplitude-by-time graph is
• 6.
The period of vibration is the time taken for each cycle.
• A.

True

• B.

False

• 7.
The graphical representation of the movement of a body vibrating in simple harmonic motion.
• 8.
A waveform is often scaled in units of frequency and amplitude.
• A.

True

• B.

False

• 9.
A vibration that repeats itself in EXACTLY the same way is:
• 10.
What force(s) result in the back and forth movement of an object?
• A.

Vibration

• B.

Elasticity

• C.

Reverberation

• D.

Inertia

• 11.
An object in motion will stay in motion; an object at rest will stay at rest (unless otherwise acted upon)
• 12.
The tendency of matter to recover from distortion of shape or volume.
• 13.
Elasticity and inertia work simultaneously in the same direction.
• A.

True

• B.

False

• 14.
Changes in amplitude will change the frequency of the wave.
• A.

True

• B.

False

• 15.
During condensation:
• A.

There is a lack of pressure

• B.

There is no effect on pressure

• C.

There is a rush of pressure

• 16.
During rarefaction:
• A.

There is a lack of pressure

• B.

Pressure is not considered

• C.

There is a rush of pressure

• 17.
Type of wave characterized by particle movement being parallel to the wave movement.
• 18.
Type of wave characterized by particle movement that is perpendicular to wave movement.
• 19.
Frequency remains constant through damping.
• A.

True

• B.

False

• 20.
When one signal is one fourth of a cycle ahead of the other they can be considered:
• A.

In phase

• B.

180 degrees out of phase

• C.

90 degrees out of phase

• D.

270 degrees out of phase

• 21.
If waves are combined that are 180 degrees out of phase the amplitude of the resulting wave will be twice as high as its components.
• A.

True

• B.

False

• 22.
The property of waves to add up (superpose) constructively or destructively.
• 23.
A doubling of the frequency results in a(n)
• 24.
Random variations of sound pressure can be considered.
• 25.
Anything that is not simple harmonic.
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