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How many times a wave travels back and forth in one second
a) Period
b) Amplitude
c) Speed
d) Frequency

Waves where the medium moves in the same direction as the wave
a) standing wave
b) transverse wave
c) surface wave
d) longitudinal wave

A wave that appears to be standing still is called a
a) standing wave
b) transverse wave
c) seismic wave
d) longitudinal wave

wavelength x frequency =
a) period
b) amplitude
c) speed
d) frequency

The distance from peak to peak is called
a) wavelength
b) amplitude
c) speed
d) frequency

The maximum height a wave moves away from its resting point is called the
a) wavelength
b) amplitude
c) speed
d) frequency

Waves that move at right angles to the direction in which the wave is traveling are
a) surface waves
b) longitudinal waves
c) transverse waves
d) diffracted waves

The lowest part of a transverse waves is
a) crest
b) node
c) trough
d) antinode

The points where a standing wave moves the most
a) node
b) crest
c) anti-node
d) trough

How many seconds it takes a wave to go back and forth once
a) Period
b) Amplitude
c) Speed
d) Frequency

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