# Waves Quiz

## Quiz by Twila Chafai

Science
Florida Standards

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25 questions
• Q1
In a transverse wave, the motion of the particles is _____ the wave's direction of propagation.
along
parallel to
perpendicular to
opposite from
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• Q2
In a longitudinal wave, the motion of the particles is _____ the wave's direction of propagation.
parallel to
perpendicular to
along
opposite from
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• Q3
A light wave is an example of a _____ wave.
mechanical
longitudinal
transverse
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• Q4
A sound wave is an example of a _____ wave.
transverse
longitudinal
mechanical
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• Q5
The frequency of a wave is measured in units of
s^-1
1/s
Hz
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• Q6
Wave speed is _____ the period of a wave.
directly proportional to
bigger than
smaller than
inversely proportional to
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• Q7
A wave with a frequency of 1000 Hz has a period of
0.001 s
0.0001 s
0.1 s
0.01 s
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• Q8
A wave has a speed of 10 m/s and a frequency of 100 Hz. What is its wavelength?
0.1 m
10 m
1000 m
100 m
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• Q9
A wave is a disturbance that transfers _____ from one place to another.
energy
matter
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• Q10
What medium do seismic waves travel through?
space
water
air
earth
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• Q11
What can you infer about a wave with a short wavelength?
It has a low frequency.
It has a small amplitude.
It has a large amplitude.
It has a high frequency.
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• Q12
The highest point of a transverse wave
wavelength
trough
amplitude
crest
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• Q13
An area of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are closer together than usual
crest
trough
compression
rarefaction
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• Q14
The verb that means how a wave moves through a medium
bend
propagate
populate
squiggle
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• Q15
What type of wave is illustrated here?
longitudinal wave
transverse wave
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