What is Sonar? - Definition, Uses & Examples


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Active sonar involves which of the following?

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1. With regard to sonar, sent out sound pulses are also known as _____.

2. With regard to sonar, reflected sound pulses are also known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sonar is a complicated process involving detecting locations through sound, and this pair of study aids will help test your knowledge of how sonar works and where it's employed. The quiz will ask questions centered around components of sonar and how it's used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice assessments will test you on:

  • Active sonar
  • Sound pulse classification
  • Passive sonar
  • Biosonar

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ascertain if you retained key information from the related sonar lesson
  • Information recall - utilize the new information you learned about components of sonar
  • Knowledge application - employ your knowledge to answer questions about different types of sonar

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more facts about sonar, review the corresponding lesson titled What Is Sonar? - Definition, Uses & Examples. This lesson covers the following main objectives:

  • Definition of sonar and how it works
  • Difference between active and passive sonar
  • Biosonar and the animals that use it