# Sound And Light Quiz: Ultimate Test! Trivia

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• 1.

### What does a wave transfer?

• A.

Energy

• B.

Water

• C.

Smaller Waves

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

A. Energy
Explanation
A wave transfers energy. Waves are disturbances that propagate through a medium, causing particles in the medium to oscillate. As the particles oscillate, they transfer energy from one point to another. This energy transfer can occur in various forms, such as mechanical waves transferring energy through the movement of particles in a medium, or electromagnetic waves transferring energy through oscillations of electric and magnetic fields. Therefore, the correct answer is energy.

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• 2.

### What is the material that a wave travells through called?

• A.

Air

• B.

Water

• C.

Medium

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

C. Medium
Explanation
The material that a wave travels through is called a medium. A medium can be any substance or material, such as air or water, that allows the wave to propagate. Waves can also travel through solids, like metal or rock. Therefore, the correct answer is "Medium" as it encompasses all possible materials that waves can travel through.

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• 3.

### Mechanical waves need a __________ to travel through.

• A.

Wave

• B.

Medium

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Air

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

B. Medium
Explanation
Mechanical waves require a medium to travel through. A medium is a substance or material that the wave can pass through, such as air, water, or solids. Without a medium, mechanical waves cannot propagate and transfer energy. Therefore, the correct answer is "Medium."

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• 4.

### Transverse waves move the medium in a perpendicular motion to the direction in which the wave is traveling.

• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

All of Above

• D.

None of Above

A. True
Explanation
Transverse waves are characterized by the motion of particles in the medium being perpendicular to the direction in which the wave is traveling. This means that as the wave propagates, the particles in the medium move up and down or side to side, perpendicular to the wave's direction of travel. Therefore, the statement "Transverse waves move the medium in a perpendicular motion to the direction in which the wave is traveling" is true.

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• 5.

### Longitudinal waves move the medium in a perpendicular motion to the direction in which the wave is traveling.

• A.

True

• B.

False

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All of Above

• D.

None of Above

B. False
Explanation
Longitudinal waves move the medium in the same direction as the wave is traveling, not in a perpendicular motion. In longitudinal waves, the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of the wave. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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• 6.

### Sound is a disturbance that travels through a medium as a transverse wave.

• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

All of Above

• D.

None of Above

B. False
Explanation
The statement is incorrect because sound is actually a disturbance that travels through a medium as a longitudinal wave, not a transverse wave. In a transverse wave, the particles of the medium vibrate perpendicular to the direction of the wave, while in a longitudinal wave, the particles vibrate parallel to the direction of the wave. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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• 7.

### A reflected sound wave is called a

• A.

Echo

• B.

Refraction of sound

• C.

Strange Voices

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

A. Echo
Explanation
A reflected sound wave is called an echo because when sound waves hit a surface and bounce back, they create a repetition of the original sound. This repetition is known as an echo.

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• 8.

### What is the temperature of sound at 0 degrees Celsius?

• A.

3,000,000 miles per second

• B.

Same as light

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343 miles per second

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

E. None of Above
Explanation
The question asks for the temperature of sound at 0 degrees Celsius. However, sound does not have a temperature. Temperature is a property of matter, not sound. Sound is a mechanical wave that travels through a medium, such as air or water, and does not have a temperature of its own. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of Above".

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• 9.

### What are some of the properties of sound?

• A.

Loudness

• B.

Intensity

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Pitch

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

D. All of Above
Explanation
The correct answer is "All of Above" because all the listed options - loudness, intensity, and pitch - are properties of sound. Loudness refers to the volume or strength of sound, intensity refers to the amount of energy carried by sound waves, and pitch refers to the perceived frequency or highness/lowness of sound. Therefore, all these properties are applicable to sound.

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• 10.

### Music is any noise.

• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

All of Above

• D.

None of Above

B. False
Explanation
The statement "Music is any noise" is incorrect. Music is not just any noise, but a form of art that involves organized and intentional sounds. It requires elements such as rhythm, melody, and harmony to create a pleasing and expressive composition. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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• 11.

### Electromagnetic waves cannot travel through a vacuum.

• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

All of Above

• D.

None of Above

B. False
Explanation
Electromagnetic waves can indeed travel through a vacuum. In fact, they are the only type of waves that can do so. This is because electromagnetic waves do not require a medium to propagate, unlike mechanical waves such as sound waves. They can travel through empty space, which means they can travel through a vacuum. Therefore, the statement "Electromagnetic waves cannot travel through a vacuum" is incorrect.

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• 12.

### What kind of waves has the highest frequency?

• A.

• B.

Gamma

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X-Ray

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

B. Gamma
Explanation
Gamma waves have the highest frequency among the given options. Gamma waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation that have the shortest wavelength and highest energy. They are produced by nuclear reactions, radioactive decay, and certain types of particle interactions. Gamma waves are commonly used in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

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• 13.

### Which is a electromagnetic wave?

• A.

Gamma Waves

• B.

Light Waves

• C.

Infrared Waves

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

D. All of Above
Explanation
All of the options listed are forms of electromagnetic waves. Gamma waves, light waves, and infrared waves are all part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The electromagnetic spectrum is a range of wavelengths and frequencies that includes all types of electromagnetic radiation. Gamma waves have the shortest wavelength and highest frequency, while infrared waves have longer wavelengths and lower frequencies. Light waves fall in between. Therefore, the correct answer is that all of the options listed are electromagnetic waves.

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• 14.

### An object is _________ if it gives off it own light.

• A.

Illuminated

• B.

Weird

• C.

Luminous

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

C. Luminous
Explanation
Luminous is the correct answer because an object that gives off its own light is described as luminous. Illuminated means that an object is lit up by an external light source, while weird is unrelated to the concept of giving off light. "All of Above" and "None of Above" are not applicable in this case.

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• 15.

### There are two types of waves to transmit signals. They are ______________ and _____________.

• A.

AM,FM

• B.

AM,BM

• C.

AM,MA

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

A. AM,FM
Explanation
AM and FM are two types of waves used to transmit signals. AM stands for Amplitude Modulation, where the amplitude of the wave is varied to carry the signal information. FM stands for Frequency Modulation, where the frequency of the wave is varied to carry the signal information. Both AM and FM are commonly used in radio broadcasting to transmit audio signals.

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• 16.

### A material that reflects or absorbs or color that strikes it is__________.

• A.

Translucent

• B.

Opaque

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Transparent

• D.

All of Above

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None of Above

B. Opaque
Explanation
Opaque materials do not allow light to pass through them, instead, they reflect or absorb the color that strikes them. This means that when light hits an opaque material, it is either reflected back or absorbed by the material, resulting in the material appearing solid and not allowing any light to pass through. Translucent materials allow some light to pass through, while transparent materials allow light to pass through completely. Therefore, the correct answer is opaque.

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• 17.

### Primary colors combine to make any color.

• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

All of Above

• D.

None of Above

A. True
Explanation
Primary colors are the fundamental colors that cannot be created by mixing other colors. They are red, blue, and yellow. When these primary colors are combined in different proportions, they can create a wide range of colors. This concept is known as color mixing. Therefore, it is true that primary colors combine to make any color.

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• 18.

### A curved piece of glass or other transparent material that is used to reflect light.

• A.

Prism

• B.

Lens

• C.

Mirage

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

B. Lens
Explanation
A lens is a curved piece of glass or transparent material that is used to reflect light. It is commonly used in optical devices such as cameras, telescopes, and eyeglasses to focus or diverge light rays. Unlike a prism, which is also a transparent object that can reflect light, a lens is specifically designed to manipulate the path of light by bending it. A mirage, on the other hand, is an optical illusion caused by the bending of light rays in the atmosphere. Therefore, the correct answer is lens.

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• 19.

### When light bounces of an uneven surface, the result is called_________.

• A.

Regular Reflection

• B.

Refraction

• C.

Diffuse Reflection

• D.

All of Above

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None of Above

C. Diffuse Reflection
Explanation
Diffuse reflection occurs when light bounces off an uneven surface and scatters in different directions. Unlike regular reflection, where light reflects off a smooth surface at the same angle, diffuse reflection results in a scattered pattern of light. This phenomenon is commonly observed when light reflects off surfaces such as paper, fabric, or rough walls.

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• 20.

### A ___________ lens is thinner in the center.

• A.

Concave

• B.

Convex

• C.

Plain

• D.

All of Above

• E.

None of Above

A. Concave
Explanation
A concave lens is thinner in the center because it is curved inward. This shape causes light rays passing through the lens to diverge or spread out. As a result, the lens is thinner in the middle and thicker towards the edges. This thinning in the center is what distinguishes a concave lens from a convex lens, which is thicker in the center and causes light rays to converge.

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