Intro To Waves Question Preview (ID: 34816)


What does a wave transfer?
a) Water
b) Matter
c) Bacon
d) Energy

What creates a wave?
a) medium
b) magic
c) a disturbance
d) moving something

What measures the number of waves that pass a point in a certain amount of time?
a) wave
b) speed
c) frequency
d) amplitude

The length of the wave. Distance from crest to crest, trough to trough.
a) amplitude
b) wavelength
c) crest
d) frequency

Which of the following is NOT a mechanical wave?
a) Water wave
b) Slinky wave
c) Sound wave
d) Gamma wave

The height of the wave. Measured from fixed point to the crest, or fixed point to the trough.
a) wavelength
b) frequency
c) amplitude
d) trough

Which type of wave DOES require a medium?
a) Mechanical
b) Electromagnetic

Which is NOT an example of an electromagnetic wave?
a) Radio wave
b) X-ray wave
c) Microwave
d) Earthquake wave

Which type of wave does NOT need a medium to move through?
a) Longitudinal
b) Electromagnetic
c) Mechanical
d) Simple

What are the 2 main types of waves?
a) Electrical and mechanical
b) Electromagnetic and mechanical
c) Simple and complicated
d) Transverse and longitudinal

What is a material that a wave moves through?
a) Medium
b) Space
c) Light
d) Sound

You are sitting by the ocean, watching the waves come to the shore. What is the medium for these waves?
a) boat
b) water
c) air
d) sand

Lowest point of the wave.
a) trough
b) crest
c) amplitude
d) wavelength

Highest point of the wave.
a) crest
b) trough
c) amplitude
d) wavelength

What wave property can tell us how much energy the wave has?
a) amplitude
b) frequency
c) wavelength
d) crest

If a wave has a lower amplitude, it has less...
a) energy
b) matter
c) bananas
d) frequency

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