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What is sound energy?
1. Energy that can be seen.
2. Energy that can be heard.
3. The flow of energy from a warmed object to a cooler object.
4. The combination of an object's potential and kinetic energy.
Hertz (Hz) is the measure of sound wave frequency. It measures how many waves pass between two points in one second. If there are 30 waves that pass in one second, what is the sound's frequency in Hz?
1. 30 Hz
2. 15 Hz
3. 20 Hz
4. 25 Hz
If 30 waves pass between two points but it takes 2 seconds, what is the sound's frequency in Hz?
1. 30 Hz
2. 15 Hz
3. 20 Hz
4. 25 Hz
When light enters a concave lens, the light beams
2. become wiggly lines.
3. converge or become focused into one beam.
Reflecting sound is called a(n)               .
1. mirage
2. echo
3. decibel
4. earlobe
What is the best definition of decibel?
1. measure of distance
2. measure of cubic volume
3. measure of loudness
4. measure of weight
Sound travels most slowly through which of the following?
1. an iron pole
2. a block of wood
3. a pool of fresh water
4. an area of dry air
What is Sound Energy?
1. Energy that travels in waves through vibrating matter.
2. Energy that travels in waves like light from our stars.
3. It is plain kinetic energy.
4. It is moving electrons.
What is an optical phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky?
1. lens
2. rainbow
3. frequency
4. crest
Sound cannot travel in a          vacuum         , but light can.
Scientists have stated that sounds above                 decibels can cause hearing loss over time.
1. 35
2. 65
3. 85
The                 is the measure of a light wave.
1. feet
2. light ray
3. frequency
4. wavelength
The law of reflection states that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of ________________________.
1. refraction
2. reflection
3. traction
4. diffraction
What color of light has the longest wavelength?
1. red
2. blue
3. green
4. violet
The number of light waves that occur in one second of time is the                 of a light wave.
1. lens
2. prism
3. frequency
4. wavelength
A                 mirror or lens is curved outward.
1. convex
2. concave
3. plane
4. spherical
Light appears cloudy through objects that are                .
1. opaque
2. translucent
3. shiny
4. transparent
The high part of the wave is called the
1. Crest
2. Guyot
3. Trough
4. Upwelling