Speech Science Quiz: Trivia Questions!

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  • 1. 
    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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