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  1.What describes the differences among sounds of the same pitch and loudness?  
  a.   acoustics  
  b.   quality  
  c.   resonance  
  d.   overtone  
  Hint    
      
  2.In which of the following mediums will sound travel fastest?  
  a.   oil  
  b.   water  
  c.   brick  
  d.   air  
  Hint    
      
  3.__________ waves are sound frequencies above 20,000 Hz.  
  a.   Infrasonic  
  b.   Ultrasonic  
  c.   Supersonic  
  d.   Subsonic  
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  4.__________ is the amount of energy that flows through a certain area in a specific amount of time.  
  a.   Frequency  
  b.   Intensity  
  c.   Pitch  
  d.   Loudness  
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  5.The intensity of sound is measured in units called __________ .  
  a.   reverberations  
  b.   hertz  
  c.   dopplers  
  d.   decibels  
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  6.The change in pitch due to a moving wave source is called __________ .  
  a.   resonance  
  b.   a rarefaction  
  c.   the compressional effect  
  d.   the Doppler effect  
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  7.A(n) __________ is a vibration whose frequency is a multiple of the fundamental frequency.  
  a.   natural frequency  
  b.   reverberation  
  c.   resonant frequency  
  d.   overtone  
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  8.What type of waves are sound waves?  
  a.   compressional  
  b.   radio  
  c.   sonar  
  d.   transverse  
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  9.The process of locating objects by emitting sounds and interpreting the reflected sound waves is __________ .  
  a.   sonar  
  b.   radar  
  c.   echolocation  
  d.   ultrasound  
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  10.What is the difference between music and noise?  
  a.   Music has a wider range of frequencies than noise.  
  b.   It is strictly a matter of opinion.  
  c.   Noise has a greater intensity than music.  
  d.   Music follows a specified pattern of sounds and pitches; noise has no pattern.  
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  11.Sounds are produced by __________ .  
  a.   reverberations  
  b.   vibrations  
  c.   frequencies  
  d.   pitch  
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  12.In the human ear, sound waves are gathered in the __________ .  
  a.   cochlea  
  b.   middle ear  
  c.   outer ear  
  d.   inner ear  
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  13.The echoing effect produced by many reflections of sound is called __________ .  
  a.   reverberation  
  b.   rarefaction  
  c.   intensity  
  d.   resonance  
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  14.The human perception of sound intensity is __________ .  
  a.   frequency  
  b.   acoustics  
  c.   loudness  
  d.   pitch  
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  15.__________ is the ability of a medium to vibrate by absorbing energy at its natural frequency.  
  a.   Reverberation  
  b.   Overtone  
  c.   Resonance  
  d.   Quality  
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  16.The __________ is the frequency at which a material tends to vibrate when it is disturbed.  
  a.   natural frequency  
  b.   quality  
  c.   resonance  
  d.   pitch  
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  17.How does temperature of a medium affect the speed of sound waves?  
  a.   As the temperature of a substance decreases, sound waves in it move faster.  
  b.   Temperature does not affect the speed of sound waves.  
  c.   As the temperature of a substance increases, sound waves in it move faster.  
  d.   As the temperature of a substance increases, sound waves in it move more slowly.  
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  18.Sound waves cannot travel in __________.  
  a.   gases  
  b.   empty space  
  c.   solids  
  d.   liquids  
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  19.The study of sound is __________ .  
  a.   ultrasonics  
  b.   linguistics  
  c.   acoustics  
  d.   sonar  
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  20.__________ is a system that uses the reflection of underwater sound waves to detect objects.  
  a.   Radar  
  b.   Ultrasound  
  c.   Echolocation  
  d.   Sonar  
  Hint    

 
   
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