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Science - Chapter 15 Test
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by Alaina Kaberlein
| 20 Questions
Note from the author:
Waves
1
1 pt
What is the highest point of a wave called?
trough
amplitude
frequency
crest
2
1 pt
What is the lowest point of a wave called?
crest
trough
frequency
amplitude
3
1 pt
The measurement from crest to crest or from trough to trough is called what?
amplitude
wavelength
reflection
frequency
4
1 pt
Which of these is NOT a property of a wave?
amplitude
wavelength
medium
frequency
5
1 pt
A wave transfers...
energy but not matter
energy and matter
matter but not energy
6
1 pt
The material that a wave travels through is called a ...
metal
particles
medium
7
1 pt
Which is a wave that can travel through matter?
mechanical
water
electromagnetic
8
1 pt
The regions of a wave where the particles are the CLOSEST together are called
rarefactions
compressions
vibrations
9
1 pt
The regions of a wave where the particles are the FURTHEST APART are called
rarefactions
compressions
vibrations
10
1 pt
What are the 3 types of Mechanical Waves
Sound
Water
Seismic
Transmission
11
1 pt
What causes a wave?
a crest
a trough
a rarefaction
a vibration
12
1 pt
What is the unit for frequency?
watt
hertz
sec
wav
13
1 pt
Different types of waves travel at different speeds.
True
False
14
1 pt
Which of these is not a Wave Interaction?
Burning
Absorption
Reflecting
Diffraction
15
1 pt
Which would produce a mechanical wave?
burning a candle
hitting a wall with a hammer
turning on a flashlight
tying a rope to a doorknob
16
1 pt
Which of these is an electromagnetic wave?
a flag waving in the wind
a vibrating guitar string
the changes in the air that result from blowing a horn
the waves that heat a cup of water in the microwave
17
1 pt
A category 5 hurricane has more energy than a category 3 hurricane. Which hurricane will create water waves with greater amplitude? Why?
18
1 pt
Explain why the noise level rises in a room full of many talking people.
19
1 pt
Which statement about waves is false?
Waves transfer matter.
Waves can change direction.
Waves can interact with each other.
Waves can transfer energy to matter.
20
1 pt
Which wave can travel in empty space?
radio
seismic
sound
water
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