Wave Basics Quiz

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This is a quiz designed for grade 8-10 physical science students, testing their knowledge of basic wave properties which includes concepts of refraction, reflection, wave types, and basic formulas. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the animation, what type of wave is shown?
    • A. 

      Transverse

    • B. 

      Refracted

    • C. 

      Longitudinal

    • D. 

      Rarefied

  • 2. 
    The material that a wave travels through is called the
    • A. 

      Amplitude

    • B. 

      Medium

    • C. 

      Rarefaction

    • D. 

      Compression

  • 3. 
    Sound waves are all
    • A. 

      High frequency

    • B. 

      Compressional

    • C. 

      Transverse

    • D. 

      Electromagnetic

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Higher frequencies

    • B. 

      Interference

    • C. 

      Compressions

    • D. 

      Light

  • 5. 
    In the animation shown, at the point where the two waves cross, which property changes?
    • A. 

      Speed

    • B. 

      Frequency

    • C. 

      Index of refraction

    • D. 

      Amplitude

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Velocity decreases

    • B. 

      Velocity increases

    • C. 

      Wavelength decreases

    • D. 

      Wavelength increases

  • 7. 
    As you produce a wave on a spring, which of the following quantities are you NOT able to change?
    • A. 

      Amplitude

    • B. 

      Frequency

    • C. 

      Velocity

    • D. 

      Wavelength

  • 8. 
    What property of waves is shown in the animation?
    • A. 

      Rarefaction

    • B. 

      Refraction

    • C. 

      Displacement

    • D. 

      Diffraction

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a type of electromagnetic wave?
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Red light

    • C. 

      Gamma radiation

    • D. 

      Radio waves

  • 10. 
    All waves except ______ waves must travel through a medium.
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Compressional

  • 11. 
    By counting the number of crests that pass in a given amount of time, a person can calculate the
    • A. 

      Wavelength

    • B. 

      Amplitude

    • C. 

      Velocity

    • D. 

      Frequency

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Sound

    • C. 

      Earthquake

    • D. 

      Compression