# The Nature of Waves

## Quiz by Cheryl Morton

High School
Physics (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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14 questions
• Q1

A transvers wave travels ____________ to the direction of the wave's motion?

longitudinal

at various angles

parallel

perpendicular

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• Q2

a wave carries______

particles

light

energy

water

300s
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• Q3

The speed of a mechanical wave depends on_______

the quantity of out-of-phase particles

the medium through which it travels

the height of the crest of the wave

the energy source of the wave

300s
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• Q4

A sound wave traveling with a velocity of 330 m/s has a frequency of 495 Hz.  What is it s wavelength?

160 km

1.5 m

33 m

0.67 m

300s
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• Q5

A ________ is a repeating disturbance that transfers energy through matter or a vacuum.

frequency

conductor

medium

wave

300s
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• Q6

Which is a type of wave?

frequency

trough

Seismic

crest

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• Q7

A ______ is a material through which a wave transfers energy.

trough

substrate

medium

frequency

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• Q8

Which types of waves can travel through a vacuum?

mechanical

sound

light

seismic

300s
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• Q9

In ______ waves, matter in the medium moves back and forth at right angles to the direction the wave travels

sound

Transverse

light

longitudinal

300s
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• Q10

what are the highest points of a transverse wave called?

summits

peaks

crests

troughs

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• Q11

What are the lowest points of a transverse wave called?

valleys

depressions

crests

troughs

300s
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• Q12

What is the wavelength of a wave traveling through a rope if the distance from one crest to the next is 1m?

1m

0.5m

3m

2m

300s
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• Q13

The _________ of a wave is how many wavelengths pass a fixed point each second.

compression speed

amplitude

velocity

frequency

300s
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• Q14

As frequency increases, wavelength _______

remains constant

increases

becomes faster

decreases

300s
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