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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
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.
Which one has lower amplitude?
1. A
2. B
When somebody asks you to turn down the stereo he is asking you to
1. Increase the frequency
2. Decrease the frequency
3. Increase the amplitude
4. Decrease the amplitude
Which point is a crest?
1. B
2. D
3. J
4. H
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.
An example of a wavelength in the following figure is the distance between                 and                .
1. D, E
2. E, H
3. G, I
4. B, C
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
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.
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 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 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
The law of reflection states that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of ________________________.
1. refraction
2. reflection
3. traction
4. diffraction