# Waves

### Description

GCSE Physics Quiz on Waves, created by kate.siena on 31/03/2014.
Quiz by kate.siena, updated more than 1 year ago
 Created by kate.siena over 9 years ago
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## Resource summary

### Question 1

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

### Question 2

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Transverse waves cannot travel through a vacuum
• True
• False

### Question 3

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Frequency is measured in...
• Ohms
• Hertz
• m/s

### Question 4

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When light enters a more dense medium it is refracted
• towards the normal
• away from the normal

### Question 5

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Waves are not refracted if they are travelling along the normal
• True
• False

### Question 6

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Which are true?
• 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

### Question 7

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Which are uses for microwaves?
• remote controls
• sterilising surgical instruments
• mobile phones
• satellite television
• bluetooth
• security marking

### Question 8

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

### Question 9

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What is the range of human hearing?
• 200 - 20000 Hz
• 20 - 2000 Hz
• 20 - 200000
• 20 - 20000Hz
• 200 - 2000 Hz

### Question 10

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When waves are reflected, the angle of incidence = angle of refraction
• True
• False

### Question 11

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What is the normal?
• 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

### Question 12

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

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