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Earthquakes generate which of the following types of waves?
a) water
b) sound
c) seismic
d) radiation

Which direction does the energy travel from the origin of an earthquake?
a) inward
b) upward
c) outward
d) backward

Waves hitting a beach leave ripples in the sand showing the energy transferred from the wave. What is this example of?
a) erosion
b) undertow
c) earthquake
d) evaporation

When a tuning fork is placed in water which type of rippled wave pattern is seen coming away from the tuning fork?
a) even rings
b) random rings
c) zig-zag pattren
d) rectangular pattern

Which of the following defines energy?
a) takes up space
b) is the ability to do work or cause motion
c) the amount of matter per unit of volume
d) the high point of a wave

A vibrating object gives off some of its energy to nearby particles causing them
a) to vibrate
b) to brighten
c) to disappear
d) to change shape

A wave is the motion of a/an
a) erosion
b) vibration
c) reflection
d) evaporation

Which of the following statements is a definition of matter?
a) has sound energy
b) has weight and color
c) has a definite shape
d) has mass and takes up space

The following is the BEST definition of a vibration.
a) a movement of particles only in a vacuum
b) a repeating back and forth motion
c) a slowing down of a steady flow
d) a single push or pull

In which direction do all waves travel?
a) toward the source
b) inward from the source
c) outward from the source
d) backward from the source

Which of the following wave types travels THROUGH the Earth?
a) light waves
b) microwaves
c) water waves
d) seismic waves

Which of the following would create sound?
a) matter vibrating
b) light reflecting off a mirror
c) sunlight heating the Earth
d) microwaves traveling through air

Which of the following mediums will the energy of sound, water, or seismic waves NOT travel through?
a) gas
b) solid
c) liquid
d) vacuum

Which of the following is the BEST definition of a wave?
a) a disturbance that transfers energy from one location to another
b) a unit used to measure the loudness or intensity of soud
c) a condition in matter that allows energy to stop
d) a process of quieting or muffling sound

Seismic waves travel through the ground during an earthquake. Which of the following is NOT true about earthquakes?
a) Buildings shake and sometimes crumble
b) The ground trembles and vibrates
c) Energy is transfered
d) It begins with rain

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