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Waves in which the particles of the medium move only in the same direction as the motion of the wave are ____ waves.
a) transverse
b) compressional or longitudinal
c) seismic
d) stadium

A tuning fork starts to vibrate when a certain note is played on the piano. This is an example ofВ ____.
a) resonance
b) diffraction
c) refraction
d) reflection

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

If you are lying on a raft, and you notice that the number of waves that go past the raft increases, you also find that the distance between each crest ____.
a) increases
b) decreases
c) remains the same
d) spreads out

For a given wave, if the frequency doubles, the wavelength ____.
a) doubled
b) stays the same
c) is halved
d) quadrupled

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

You can see this paper, your desk, and the person in front of you because light is being ____.
a) absorbed
b) refracted
c) reflected
d) diffracted

energy a wave carries is measured by its ____.
a) wavelength
b) amplitude
c) speed
d) frequency

Seismic waves are ____ waves.
a) transverse
b) compressional
c) uniform
d) both transverse and compressional

When you squeeze together the coils of a spring and then release them, you are creating a ____ wave.
a) transverse
b) compressional
c) water
d) seismic

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