Transverse And Longitudinal Waves Quiz

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  • 1. 
    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. 

      A wave made by dipping your hand in a pond

    • 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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