What are Sound Waves? - Definition, Types & Uses


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Which of the following statements is not true of sound waves?

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1. Which of the following accurately describes a longitudinal wave?

2. Which of the following is NOT a use of sound waves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of sound waves, and humans and animals don't always hear the same sounds. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of characteristics and types of sound waves. You'll be tested on areas that include longitudinal waves, uses of sound waves, and frequency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of types and characteristics of sound waves:

  • Uses of sound waves
  • Characteristics of sound waves
  • Frequency
  • Wavelengths

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sound waves and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as wavelength and longitudinal wave
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of sound waves
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about sound wave uses

Additional Learning

To learn more about types and characteristics of sound waves, review the accompanying lesson titled What Are Sound Waves? - Definition, Types & Uses. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Mediums and wave types
  • The difference between longitudinal and transverse waves
  • Echolocation