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A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
a) wave
b) medium
c) compression
d) frequency

A material through which a wave travels
a) medium
b) small
c) large
d) wave

Type of wave that does not need a medium to travel through.
a) electromagnetic (light)
b) mechanical (sound, earthquake)
c) surface
d) compressional

When frequency increases, the wavelength...
a) decreases
b) increases
c) stays the same
d) disappears

The height of a wave from the resting point.
a) amplitude
b) frequency
c) wavelength
d) crest

The distance between two waves.
a) wavelength
b) frequency
c) crest
d) trough

The number of waves passing a point each second.
a) frequency
b) amplitude
c) crest
d) trough

The highest point on a wave.
a) crest
b) trough
c) frequency
d) wavelength

The lowest point on a wave.
a) trough
b) crest
c) wavelength
d) frequency

As frequency and/or amplitude get higher, the energy of a wave gets...
a) higher
b) lower
c) stays the same
d) a vacation

The part of the electromagnetic spectrum we can see is called...
a) visible
b) ultraviolet
c) microwave
d) gamma

The electromagnetic wave with the highest frequency is...
a) gamma
b) radio
c) infrared
d) x-ray

When a wave hits a barrier and bounces off it is called...
a) reflection
b) refraction
c) diffraction
d) rarefaction

When a wave hits the boundary between mediums and bends because of a change in speed, it is called...
a) refraction
b) reflection
c) diffraction
d) rarefaction

When a wave bends around an obstacle, it is called...
a) diffraction
b) reflection
c) refraction
d) rarefaction

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