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Waves

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A wave will travel only as long as it has _____ to carry. A) energy B) mass C) a medium D) matter A
Some waves are created when a source of energy or force causes a medium to _____. A) move forward B) compress C) expand D) vibrate D
The matter through which a wave travels is called the _____. A) vibration B) medium C) crest D) trough B
What do waves transmit? A) Air B) Matter C) Energy D) Water C
Each of the following is a medium through which waves can travel EXCEPT _____. A) air B) a vacuum C) solids D) water B
What happens to the particles in a medium when sound waves pass through it? A) The particles break apart. B) The particles are absorbed. C) The particles vibrate. D) The particles turn into energy C
A disturbance that transfers energy through matter or space is called a _____. A) wave B) medium C) vibration D) compression A
Mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves are similar in that both _____. A) can bend around objects B) originate from an energy source C) always travel as transverse waves D) are a series of compressions and rarefactions B
Waves are classified according to _____. A) their size B) their shape C) how they move D) their source C
Waves that move the particles of the medium parallel to the direction that the waves are traveling are called _____. A) longitudinal waves B) transverse waves C) electromagnetic waves D) combination waves A
Water waves, earthquake waves, and sound waves need a medium through which to travel. All of these waves are therefore _____. A) compressional waves B) electromagnetic waves C) mechanical waves D) longitudinal waves C
Which of the following are mechanical waves? A) light waves B) microwaves C) sound waves D) radio waves C
Sound waves differ from water waves in that only _____. A) water waves are mechanical waves B) sound waves are mechanical waves C) water waves are compressional waves D) sound waves are compressional waves D
Waves produced when a rock is dropped into a pond are _____. A) longitudinal waves B) electromagnetic waves C) mechanical waves D) medium waves C
A _____ wave does not require matter be present in order to travel. A) light B) sound C) seismic D) water A
Electromagnetic waves can transfer energy without _____. A) a crest B) wavelength C) a medium D) disturbances C
The highest parts of a transverse wave are called _____. A) crests B) troughs C) rarefactions D) wavelengths A
Sound can travel through each of the following media EXCEPT _____. A) air B) liquids C) solids D) outer space D
Sound waves require particles to vibrate. Sound waves cannot _____. A) be heard underwater B) move through solids C) transmit through empty space D) travel around corners C
Radio waves, infrared waves, visible light, and X-rays are all forms of energy that travel as _____. A) electromagnetic waves B) mechanical waves C) seismic waves D) sound waves A
A student produced a wave using a rope. The wave had alternating high points and low points. What are the high and low points called? A) Valleys and hills B) Rarefactions and compressions C) Wavelength and amplitude D) Crests and troughs D
The region where the medium of a longitudinal wave is moving apart is the _____ of the wave. A. crest B. rarefaction C. compression D. wavelength B
What does the person transfer to the rope by pulling it up and down at point A? A) Air B) Energy C) Frequency D) Compression B
Created by: hpoppenga