Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 11: Sound Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Timbre describes:

Question 2 2. Amplitude is a measure of how much _____ is being carried by a wave.

Question 3 3. Which scale is used to measure the intensity of sound?

Question 4 4. Which would be an appropriate description of a typical trombone timbre?

Question 5 5. Instruments that are _____ make high-pitched sounds and instruments that are _____ make low-pitched sounds.

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Question 6 6. Which wave parameter is related to the pitch of a sound?

Question 7 7. Which was the earliest family in the orchestra?

Question 8 8. Which wave parameter is related to the volume of a sound?

Question 9 9. An ambulance siren moving toward you will have a _____ pitch than when it is traveling away from you.

Question 10 10. Which of the following reflect the SLOWEST tempo (in beats per minute)?

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Question 11 11. In music, frequency is a measurement of:

Question 12 12.

Which of the following ways might a composer use timbre?

I. To change pitch

II. To express sounds heard in nature

III. To play louder

IV. To change the sound of the instrument

Question 13 13. Music marked 'Tranquillamente' should be played:

Question 14 14. To which family does the saxophone belong?

Question 15 15. By studying the red and blue shifts of the galaxies, scientists concluded that the universe is

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Question 16 16. What is a 'reed?'

Question 17 17. Overtones are:

Question 18 18. Within a medium of the same state, wave speed, in general, increases with _____ temperature.

Question 19 19. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

Question 20 20. All sound waves are which type of wave?

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Question 21 21. While the actual frequency does not change, the apparent frequency may change if the wave source is

Question 22 22. Wave speed can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the

Question 23 23. The first movement of Beethoven's 9th symphony is labeled 'Allegro ma non troppo.' This means the movement should be played:

Question 24 24. In a performance of a Baroque period organ piece, the player would be expected to play:

Question 25 25. The substance that a sound wave travels through is called the

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Question 26 26. The four instrument families that make up the orchestra use which types of vibration to make sound?

Question 27 27. Of the following choices, a sound wave would travel fastest in a

Question 28 28. Sound with a frequency of 950 Hz and a wavelength of 1 m will travel _____ kilometers in 5 minutes.

Question 29 29. Which of the following pairs are opposite tempos of each other?

Question 30 30. A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels

Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 11: Sound Chapter Exam Instructions

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