Wave Motion And Speed Of Sound

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  • 1. 
    These waves travel perpendicular to the direction of the wave.
    • A. 

      Combination

    • B. 

      Transverse

    • C. 

      Longitudinal

  • 2. 
    These waves travel parallel to the direction of the wave.
    • A. 

      Longitudinal

    • B. 

      Transverse

    • C. 

      Combination

  • 3. 
    These waves are both transverse and longitudinal.
    • A. 

      Combination

    • B. 

      Transverse

    • C. 

      Longitudinal

  • 4. 
    This kind of wave can ONLY travel through matter.
    • A. 

      Electromagnetic

    • B. 

      Mechanical

  • 5. 
    This kind of wave can travel through matter and through empty space.
    • A. 

      Mechanical

    • B. 

      Electromagnetic

  • 6. 
    An example of a transverse mechanical wave is
    • A. 

      Sound Waves

    • B. 

      Water Waves

    • C. 

      A flag waving in the breeze

  • 7. 
    This kind of wave can travel in a transverse, longitudinal, or combination motion.
    • A. 

      Mechanical

    • B. 

      Electromagnetic

  • 8. 
    This kind of wave can only travel in a transverse motion.
    • A. 

      Mechanical

    • B. 

      Electromagnetic

  • 9. 
    An example of an electromagnetic transverse wave is
    • A. 

      Sound Waves

    • B. 

      Water Waves

    • C. 

      Light Waves

  • 10. 
    An example of an electromagnetic longitudinal wave is
    • A. 

      None. Electromagnetic waves can only travel in a transverse motion.

    • B. 

      Sound waves

    • C. 

      Water Waves

  • 11. 
    An example of a combination mechanical wave is
    • A. 

      Water Waves

    • B. 

      Light Waves

    • C. 

      Sound Waves

  • 12. 
    An example of an electromagnetic combination wave is
    • A. 

      Water waves

    • B. 

      None. Electromagnetic waves can only travel in a transverse motion.

    • C. 

      Sound Waves

  • 13. 
    An example of a mechanical longitudinal wave is
    • A. 

      Light Waves

    • B. 

      A flag waving in the breeze

    • C. 

      Sound Waves

  • 14. 
    Solids, liquids, and gases are
    • A. 

      The three musketeers

    • B. 

      The three states of matter

    • C. 

      The three days of Christmas

  • 15. 
    Sound travels the fastest in which state of matter?
    • A. 

      Liquids

    • B. 

      Gases

    • C. 

      Solids

  • 16. 
    Sound travels the slowest through which state of matter?
    • A. 

      Gases

    • B. 

      Solids

    • C. 

      Liquids

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