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GCSE Physics Quiz on Waves, created by kate.siena on 03/31/2014.

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Question 1

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In a transverse wave the oscillations are perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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Transverse waves cannot travel through a vacuum
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 3

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Frequency is measured in...
Answer
  • Ohms
  • Hertz
  • m/s

Question 4

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When light enters a more dense medium it is refracted
Answer
  • towards the normal
  • away from the normal

Question 5

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Waves are not refracted if they are travelling along the normal
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 6

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Which are true?
Answer
  • Electromagnetic waves are transverse
  • Sound are transverse
  • Some waves transfer energy
  • In longitudinal waves, there are compressions and rarefactions
  • In longitudinal waves, there are compressions and expansions

Question 7

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Which are uses for microwaves?
Answer
  • remote controls
  • sterilising surgical instruments
  • mobile phones
  • satellite television
  • bluetooth
  • security marking

Question 8

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Long exposure to electromagnetic waves can cause serious damage to cells in our bodies
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 9

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What is the range of human hearing?
Answer
  • 200 - 20000 Hz
  • 20 - 2000 Hz
  • 20 - 200000
  • 20 - 20000Hz
  • 200 - 2000 Hz

Question 10

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When waves are reflected, the angle of incidence = angle of refraction
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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What is the normal?
Answer
  • A line parallel to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence
  • A line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence
  • A line diagonal to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence

Question 12

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The Doppler Effect is a change in the observed wavelength and frequency
Answer
  • True
  • False