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					Wave Quiz
Name: _____                                                   per: ___




  1. Which wave represents loud and high-pitched?
  A.            B.           C.                D.

  2. Which wave represents medium-loud and high-pitched?
  A.            B.          C.               D.

  3. Which wave represents soft and low-pitched?
  A.            B.          C.                 D.

  4. Which wave represents soft and high-pitched?
  A.            B.          C.                 D.


  5. This is the highest point on a wave.
  a. crests        b. troughs        c. amplitude       d. frequency

  6. This is the lowest point on a wave.
  a. crests        b. troughs        c. amplitude       d. frequency

  7. This is measured in units of hertz.
  a. crests      b. troughs          c. amplitude       d. frequency

  8. This is count of number of crests that pass a given amount of time.
  a. crests      b. troughs         c. amplitude        d. frequency

  9. This is the measure of the wave’s height from the resting position.
  a. crests       b. troughs        c. amplitude        d. frequency

  10. This is the bending of waves around barriers or through openings.
  a. crests        b. refraction     c. diffraction      d. frequency
11. These are the highest waves found in the ocean.
a. Erosion            b. shoreline       c. Tsunamis         d. tornado




Identify the different parts of the wave

12. This is labeled as letter A.
a. crest         b. trough          c. amplitude       d. frequency

13. This is labeled as letter B.
a. crest         b. wavelength      c. amplitude       d. trough

14. This is labeled as letter C
a. crest         b. wavelength      c. amplitude       d. trough

15. This is labeled as letter D.
a. crest         b. wavelength      c. amplitude       d. trough

16. Which is not a wave of the electromagnetic spectrum?
a. sound         b. light             c. X-rays         d. Gamma rays

17. Which is not a mechanical wave?
a. sound         b. light           c. ocean           d. earthquake wave

18. Which does not require a medium?
a. sound        b. light           c. ocean            d. earthquake wave




19. Sequence the 3 waves by their wavelengths from shortest to longest.
a. Wave Z, Wave Y, Wave X               b. Wave Z, Wave X, Wave Y
c. Wave Y, Wave X, Wave Z               d. All have equal wavelengths
20. Sequence the 3 waves by frequencies from greatest to least.
a. Wave Z, Wave Y, Wave X              b. Wave Y, Wave X, Wave Z
c. Wave Z, Wave X, Wave Y              d. All have same frequency



21. Sequence the three waves by their amplitudes from greatest to least.
a. Wave X, Wave Y, Wave Z               b. Wave Y, Wave X, Wave Z
c. Wave Z, Wave X, Wave Y               d. All have equal amplitudes

22. Which conclusion is supported by the graphic?
a. As the wavelength increases, the frequency decreases.
b. As the wavelength increases, the frequency increases.
c. As the wavelength increases, the frequency remains the same.
d. As the wavelength decreases, the frequency remains the same.




23. A student observes that a pencil seems broken in a glass of water.
    What explains this observation?
a. The part of the pencil in the water absorbs more light than the part above
    the water
b. The direction of light changes as it passes through two different mediums:
    air and water
c. The water in the glass absorbs the light rays and becomes warmer.
d. The temperature of the air is cooler than the temperature of water.


24. The above observation represents the term called:
a. work
b. diffraction
c. refraction
d. temperature

25. The speed of sound travels through which media the fastest?
A. solid        b. liquid          c. gas

				
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