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GCSE Physics Quiz on Waves, created by kate.siena on 31/03/2014.

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Waves

Question 1 of 12

1

In a transverse wave the oscillations are perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 2 of 12

1

Transverse waves cannot travel through a vacuum

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 3 of 12

1

Frequency is measured in...

Select one of the following:

  • Ohms

  • Hertz

  • m/s

Explanation

Question 4 of 12

1

When light enters a more dense medium it is refracted

Select one of the following:

  • towards the normal

  • away from the normal

Explanation

Question 5 of 12

1

Waves are not refracted if they are travelling along the normal

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 6 of 12

1

Which are true?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Electromagnetic waves are transverse

  • Sound are transverse

  • Some waves transfer energy

  • In longitudinal waves, there are compressions and rarefactions

  • In longitudinal waves, there are compressions and expansions

Explanation

Question 7 of 12

1

Which are uses for microwaves?

Select one or more of the following:

  • remote controls

  • sterilising surgical instruments

  • mobile phones

  • satellite television

  • bluetooth

  • security marking

Explanation

Question 8 of 12

1

Long exposure to electromagnetic waves can cause serious damage to cells in our bodies

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 9 of 12

1

What is the range of human hearing?

Select one of the following:

  • 200 - 20000 Hz

  • 20 - 2000 Hz

  • 20 - 200000

  • 20 - 20000Hz

  • 200 - 2000 Hz

Explanation

Question 10 of 12

1

When waves are reflected, the angle of incidence = angle of refraction

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 11 of 12

1

What is the normal?

Select one of the following:

  • A line parallel to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence

  • A line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence

  • A line diagonal to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence

Explanation

Question 12 of 12

1

The Doppler Effect is a change in the observed wavelength and frequency

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation