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When the crest of one wave passes through the trough of another wave, _____ takes place
a) resonance
b) diffraction
c) constructive interference
d) destructive interference

For a given wave, if the frequency doubles, the wavelength _____.
a) doubles
b) stays the same
c) is halved
d) quadruples

Wave A carries more energy than Wave B. Wave B has a smaller _____ than Wave A.
a) frequency
b) amplitude
c) wavelength
d) speed

Waves that carry a lot of energy have a
a) high frequency
b) low amplitude
c) high amplitude
d) low frequency

The distance between the crest of one wave and the crest of the next wave is called
a) frequency
b) trough
c) amplitude
d) wavelength

Mechanical waves can move through all of the following except
a) air
b) soil
c) space
d) water

The bouncing of waves off a surface is called
a) frequency
b) longitudinal wave
c) refraction
d) reflection

A measure of the number of waves that pass a certain point in a given amount of time is called
a) frequency
b) crest
c) amplitude
d) wavelength

A wave is a repeating disturbance or movement that transfers
a) matter
b) energy
c) mass
d) volume

The material through which a wave travels is a
a) vibration
b) transverse
c) medium
d) compression

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