# Transverse And Longitudinal Waves Quiz

10 Questions | Attempts: 728
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Forces can cause waves by
• A.

Canceling them out

• B.

Moving large amounts of matter

• C.

Creating disturbances

• D.

Providing a medium

• 2.
Roads can be bent or broken far away from an earthquake;s center. This shows that earthquake waves
• A.

Move rocks away from the center

• B.

Are longitudinal waves

• C.

Raise and lower the ground level near the center

• D.

Transfer energy over a distance

• 3.
Which of the following is an example of a longitudinal wave?
• A.

A sound wave

• B.

A wave made by a moving rope

• C.

• D.

An ocean wave

• 4.
At the beach, Paula measures how many wave crests reach the shore in a given time. She is finding the wave;s
• A.

Amplitude

• B.

Frequency

• C.

Speed

• D.

Wavelength

• 5.
Martin wants to know the wavelength of the wve made when he dips his finger into a pond. What should he measure?
• A.

The speed at which the wave travels

• B.

The number of troughs he sees in one second

• C.

The height of each crest

• D.

The distance between one trough and the next

• 6.
A wave has a wave length of 20 m and a frequeny of 4 wavelengths/s. What is the wave's speed?
• A.

5 m/s

• B.

16 m/s

• C.

24 m/s

• D.

80 m/s

• 7.
Will shouts "Hello" in a canyon. The sound bounces back to him as an echo. This is an example of a wave
• A.

Being reflected

• B.

Being refracted

• C.

Being diffracted

• D.

Interfering with another wave

• 8.
Refractions happens when a wave
• A.

Strikes a barrier

• B.

Passes through a small opening

• C.

Meets another wave

• D.

Moves from one medium to another

• 9.
One example of diffraction is a
• A.

Wave in a pond spreading as it passes a rock

• B.

Light wave bouncing off a mirror

• C.

Speaker producing sound waves

• D.

Straw in a glass of water appearing to be split

• 10.
Ronda put two speakers in her room. In one place, the sound was much quieter than in the rest of the room. What might cause this?
• A.

Constructive interference

• B.

Destructive interference

• C.

Diffraction

• D.

Reflection

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