Unit 4 Waves

Quiz by Rucker, Natosha E

Science
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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5 questions
• Q1

A mechanical wave is caused by:

the transfer of energy through a medium

the transfer of an object

the motion of light through space

the transfer of energy through a vacuum

30s
S8P4
• Q2

What kind of wave is sound and how do the particles move?

Transverse wave, side to side

Transverse wave, up and down

Longitudinal wave, up and down

Longitudinal wave, side to side

30s
• Q3

Which is the lowest point of a transverse wave?

trough

frequency

amplitude

crest

30s
• Q4

Which statement best describes electromagnetic and mechanical waves?

Mechanical waves transport energy, and electromagnetic waves transport matter

Mechanical waves transport matter, and electromagnetic waves transport energy.

Both mechanical waves electromagnetic waves transport energy

Both mechanical waves electromagnetic waves transport matter

30s
• Q5

A student asks a series of questions about a wave. The answer to which question will allow the student to determine whether the wave is electromagnetic or mechanical?

Can it pass through air and water?

Does it require a medium in order to travel?

Does it have a measurable frequency?

30s

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