Waves & Energy

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Waves & Energy
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  1. What is a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place?

    a medium
    b wave
    c vibration
    wave
  2. The highest part of a transverse wave is called the _______

    a crest
    b trough
    c wavelength
    crest
  3. The lowest part of a transverse wave is called the _______

    a crest
    b trough
    c wavelength
    trough
  4. Sound waves travel _____

    a only through gases
    b only through liquids and gases
    c through solids, liquids, and gases
    through solids, liquids, and gases
  5. Sound waves travel in ALL directions, therefore, when a tuning fork is placed in water ______

    a waves move toward the tuning fork
    b waves move away in even rings
    c waves move away in straight lines
    waves move away in even rings
  6. When seismic waves from an earthquake travel through Earth, ______

    a buildings shake and crumble
    b the ground trembles
    c both of the above
    both of the above
  7. How do seismic waves travel?

    a from north to south
    b outward in all directions from their point of origin
    c toward the equator
    outward in all directions from their point of origin
  8. What type of seismic wave can travel through solids, liquids, and gases?

    a primary waves
    b secondary waves
    c surface waves
    primary waves
  9. Complete the analogy:
    primary waves: compressional waves ::secondary waves: ______

    a primary waves
    b sound waves
    c transverse waves
    transverse waves
  10. Geologists know that wherever plate movement stores energy in the rock along faults, earthquakes ________

    a are not likely
    b are likely
    c are occurring
    are likely
  11. Electromagnetic waves, seismic waves, sound waves and water waves all transfer _____

    a matter
    b light
    c energy
    energy
  12. Water waves are produced when what is transferred from wind and earthquakes.

    a matter
    b light
    c energy
    energy
  13. Longshore drift and sand bars are examples of what?

    a earthquakes causing large waves
    b waves creating new beaches
    c tides changing the sea level
    waves creating new beaches
  14. Light energy from the sun travels to Earth through space as a ____

    a transverse wave
    b seismic wave
    c compressional wave
    transverse wave
  15. Nuclear reactions in the sun produce large amounts of _____

    a light and sound energy
    b heat and light energy
    c heat and sound energy
    heat and light energy
  16. Sound waves are produced by ____

    a vibrations
    b light striking an object
    c packets of energy called photons
    vibrations
  17. Sound is a disturbance that travels through a medium as a ____

    a seismic wave
    b water wave
    c compressional wave
    compressional wave
  18. Complete the following analogy.
    Compression : compressional wave ::
    ___________ : transverse wave

    a crest
    b trough
    c wavelength
    crest
  19. What is the giant water wave that approaches the shore after a major earthquake?

    a aftershock
    b tsunami
    c liquefaction
    tsunami
  20. Tsunamis begin _____

    a at the bottom of the ocean
    b when a volcano erupts under water
    c both of the above
    both of the above
  21. The height of a tsunami is low over the open ocean. It's height increases when what happens?

    a another earthquake occurs
    b the tsunami meets other ocean waves
    c the tsunami reaches shallow water near a coastline
    the tsunami reaches shallow water near a coastline
  22. What waves can travel through empty space?

    a sound waves
    b light waves
    c seismic waves
    light waves

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