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A wave carries
a) energy
b) matter
c) water
d) air

The highest part of a wave is the
a) trough
b) amplitude
c) surface
d) crest

The lowest part of a wave is the
a) trough
b) amplitude
c) surface
d) crest

Which type of waves produce the most severe ground movements?
a) transverse
b) surface waves
c) P waves
d) S waves

In a given medium, if the frequency of a wave increases, its
a) wavelength increases
b) speed increases
c) amplitude increases
d) wavelength decreases

The distance between one crest and the next crest is the wave's
a) amplitude
b) wavelength
c) frequency
d) speed

The bending of a wave due to a change in its speed
a) interference
b) diffraction
c) reflection
d) refraction

______ are seismic waves that arrive at the destined point first.
a) S waves
b) P waves
c) Surface waves
d) T waves

When earthquakes occur underwater they cause huge surface waves on the ocean called ____.
a) resonance
b) maximum
c) frequency
d) tsunami

Seismic waves that do not travel through liquids are
a) P Waves
b) S Waves
c) Surface waves
d) Tsunamis

____ occurs when vibrations traveling through an object match the object's natural frequency.
a) diffraction
b) resonance
c) frequency
d) tsunami

_____ occurs when two waves combine to make a wave with a larger amplitude.
a) P Waves
b) Destructive interference
c) Cooperation
d) Constructive interference

The bending of waves around the edge of a barrier is ____.
a) diffraction
b) reflection
c) infraction
d) radiation

_____ is the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time.
a) diffraction
b) resonance
c) maximum
d) frequency

The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave is its _____________.
a) amplitude
b) medium
c) wavelength
d) constructive interference

The _______ amplitude is the maximum distance the particles of the medium carrying the wave move away from their rest positions.
a) wavelength
b) frequency
c) tsunami
d) maximum

_______ are created when a source of energy causes a medium to vibrate.
a) amplitude
b) diffraction
c) waves
d) maximum

______ is the material that a wave travels through.
a) amplitude
b) medium
c) wavelength
d) constructive interference

Frequency is measured in units of
a) seconds
b) meters
c) hertz
d) decibels

A slinky is an example of what kind of wave?
a) longitudinal
b) transverse
c) surface
d) mechanical

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