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White light enters a raindrop and is separated into the visible light spectrum (rainbow). This is an example of
a) reflection
b) refraction
c) diffraction
d) all of the above

The sound wave produced my bass drums has a long wavelenth which allows it to spread out a lot. This is an example of
a) reflection
b) refraction
c) diffraction
d) all of the above

Mirrors and other smooth, shiny surfaces allow us to see our image. This is an example of
a) reflection
b) refraction
c) diffraction
d) all of the above

How will the sound wave look if the music is turned up louder?
a) The amplitude of the wave will be smaller.
b) The amplitude of the wave will be larger.
c) The frequency of the wave will increase.
d) The frequency of the wave will decrease.

As an ambulance approaches, the sound waves are closer together producing more waves per second. The waves are farther apart behind the ambulance. This results in
a) a high pitch sound behind the ambulance and a lower pitch sound in front
b) a lower pitched sound behind the ambulance and a higher pitched sound in front
c) no sound at all
d) a louder sound behind the ambulance

Wax paper, Fog, and dirty water are considered to be
a) transparent
b) translucent
c) opaque
d) all of the above

The wall, a tree, and your book are considered to be
a) transparent
b) translucent
c) opaque
d) none of the above

Eyeglasses, windows, and air are considered to be
a) transparent
b) translucent
c) opaque
d) all of the above

Where does light travel fastest?
a) air
b) empty space
c) steel beam
d) ocean

Where does sound travel fastest?
a) air
b) empty space
c) steel beam
d) ocean

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