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The dense areas of a longitudinal wave are called
a) compressions
b) rarefactions
c) crests
d) troughs

The type of electromagnetic wave with the shortest wavelength, but highest frequency is
a) gamma rays
b) radio waves
c) infrared waves
d) ultraviolet rays

The more _________ a wave has, the greater its amplitude.
a) energy
b) crests
c) troughs
d) wavelength

When parallel beams of light shine on a concave mirror, they will __________.
a) reflect back, but be narrowed together
b) reflect back, but be spread apart
c) refract and spread out
d) refract and narrow together

In a _________ wave the particles of the medium move at right angle to the direction of the wave.
a) transverse
b) longitudinal
c) compressional
d) surface

An opaque object has a particular color because it absorbs some wavelengths but ______ the rest.
a) reflects
b) refracts
c) translates
d) changes

Electromagnetic waves can transfer energy without a ______.
a) medium
b) energy
c) magnetic field
d) gravity

Mechanical waves are created when a source of energy causes a medium to
a) vibrate
b) move
c) compress
d) expand

The maximum distance that the particles of a medium move from the rest position is the _____ of a wave.
a) amplitude
b) frequency
c) wavelength
d) speed

The colors in the ________ are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
a) visible light spectrum
b) energy spectrum
c) transverse wave
d) compressional wave

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