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Michigan Merit Exam: Sound & Light Waves Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

Question 2 2. How do we know that the earth's outer core is fluid?

Question 3 3. The waves with the largest wavelengths are which type of waves?

Question 4 4. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

Question 5 5. All sound waves are which type of wave?

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Question 6 6. On the electromagnetic spectrum, the waves with the highest frequencies have the smallest

Question 7 7. The distance between two corresponding points of a wave is:

Question 8 8. The combination of all frequencies of visible light makes

Question 9 9. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

Question 10 10. Chlorophyll is a plant pigment that absorbs all frequencies of light except for

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Question 11 11. The law of reflection states that the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of

Question 12 12. On the electromagnetic spectrum, radio waves have the _____ frequency and the _____ wavelength.

Question 13 13. The carotenoids on a yellow bird's feathers absorb all light frequencies except for

Question 14 14. As the frequencies of the pure spectral colors increase, the wavelengths of the colors:

Question 15 15. Which wave parameter is related to the volume of a sound?

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Question 16 16. The crests and troughs of a transverse wave are like the compressions and _____ of a longitudinal wave.

Question 17 17. Mosquitoes and some snakes find their food using vision in the _____ range.

Question 18 18. The substance that a sound wave travels through is called the

Question 19 19. Which wave parameter is related to the pitch of a sound?

Question 20 20. The portion between two successive wave crests or troughs is called the

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Question 21 21. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

Question 22 22. Specular reflection would most likely occur from a _____.

Question 23 23. What would the distance between two compressions of a longitudinal wave represent?

Question 24 24. The waves you can make with a jump rope would be which type of waves?

Question 25 25. The sun is sometimes called a:

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Question 26 26. The reason the sun appears orange-yellow during a sunrise or sunset is:

Question 27 27. Which wave parameter measures the number of cycles that are completed in one second?

Question 28 28. In Snell's Law, the ratio of the indices is related to the inverse ratio of the _ of the angles.

Question 29 29. Pigments create the appearance of color through _____ absorption.

Question 30 30. Diffuse reflection would most likely occur from a _____.

Michigan Merit Exam: Sound & Light Waves Chapter Exam Instructions

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