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Chapter 12 Multiple choice test

Chapter 12 Sound and music


SoW ref 8L Sound and heating

Name Class Teacher

There is only one correct answer to each question. Tick () the box next to the answer
that you think is right.

1 The best way to think about sounds is as


A draughts in the air
B radio signals picked up by your ears
C vibrations passing through substances
D reflections off things, like light for seeing

2 Lis was learning the guitar. Her tutor said there were two ways to make a higher pitched
note.

Which line in the table gives the correct ways of doing this?

Change the tightness of Change the length of the


the string string
A looser shorter
B looser longer
C tighter shorter
D tighter longer

A B C D

3 ’In space no-one can hear you scream’ was a slogan used to advertise the film ‘Alien’.
The idea in the slogan is true because
A distances are very large in space
B space is very cold and that deadens sound
C spacesuits stop you hearing anything
D there is nothing to carry the sound in space

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Chapter 12 Multiple choice test

4 Which of the following best describes the typical range of frequencies that the human ear
can detect?
A 20 Hz – 20 000 Hz B 200 Hz – 2000 Hz
C 1000 Hz – 10 000 Hz D 5000 Hz – 100 000 Hz

5 A sound wave can be displayed on a oscilloscope. The drawing shows


a picture of a sound wave. Which of the distances marked is the wavelength?

A B C D

6 Sounds can be displayed as sound waves. Which answer correctly describes how
amplitude, frequency, loudness and pitch are related?
A amplitude = frequency = pitch
loudness
B loudness = frequency = pitch
amplitude
C loudness = amplitude = pitch
frequency
D there is no relationship between these four things

Questions 7–9 refer to the following drawing of a human ear.

7 Which part labelled is the ear drum?


A B C D

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Chapter 12 Multiple choice test

8 Which part of the ear is most likely to be damaged by exposure to very loud sounds?
A B C D

9 The ‘small bones’ in the ear carry the sound signal to which part of the ear?
A B C D

10 What units are used to measure sound levels?


A micro amps B decibels
C metres cubed D newtons

11 The drawing shows someone wearing ear defenders.

Which line in the table sums up how ear defenders work?

Outer shell Inner padding


A absorbs sound absorbs sound
B absorbs sound reflects sound
C reflects sound absorbs sound
D reflects sound reflects sound

A B C D

12 As people get older their hearing gets worse and they can’t hear high pitched sounds.
Which answer best describes how this problem is caused?
A the eardrum gets brittle with age
B the ears get blocked by wax
C the outer ear grows much larger
D sensitive hairs in the cochlea get damaged

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