# Physical Science

## Chapter 10: Waves

### Standardized Test Practice

 1 When a compressional wave travels through a medium, which way does matter in the medium move? A) backward B) in all directions C) in the same direction the wave travels D) at right angles to the direction of the wave 2 What wave property is shown at F? (2.0K) A) amplitude B) wavelength C) crest D) trough 3 What wave property is indicated by the letter J? (2.0K) A) wavelength B) crest C) amplitude D) trough 4 The distance between the rest position and the trough of a wave is its _______ A) wave frequency B) wave intensity C) wavelength D) wave amplitude 5 From which of the following can the wavelength of a wave be directly calculated? A) frequency B) amplitude C) crests D) height 6 The energy carried by a wave can be increased by increasing its _______. A) diffraction B) amplitude C) speed D) frequency 7 What type of wave is illustrated? (10.0K) A) compressional B) transverse C) seismic D) reflected 8 Describe the motion of the piece of string tied to the coil. (10.0K) A) It moves up and down as the wave passes. B) It moves in a circular motion. C) It moves back and forth as the wave passes. D) It does not move as the wave passes. 9 The bending of a wave as it passes an obstruction is called _______. A) interference B) reflection C) diffraction D) refraction 10 The effect of two waves overlapping to form a wave with an amplitude less than either of the original waves is called _______. A) destructive interference B) constructive interference C) diffraction D) resonance