We have listed top multiple choice questions and answers on sound wave in physics. This questions are the general question asked in various exams in school for general science and entrance exams for engineering.

Sound Wave MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

1. When a wave travels through a medium ______.

  1. energy is transferred at a constant speed
  2. energy is transferred in a periodic manner
  3. particles are transferred from one place to another
  4. none of these

2. Bats detect the obstacles in their path by receiving the reflected ______.

  1. radio waves
  2. ultrasonic waves
  3. electromagnetic waves
  4. infrasonic waves

3. The minimum distance between the source and the reflector, so that an echo is heard is approximately

  1. 12 m
  2. 15 m
  3. 17 m
  4. 21 m

4. When sound travels through air, the air particles ______.

  1. do not vibrate
  2. vibrate but not in any fixed direction
  3. vibrate perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation
  4. vibrate along the direction of wave propagation

5. Sound waves do not travel through

  1. vacuum
  2. soild
  3. liquid
  4. gases

6. Sound waves are _________________ in nature

  1. longitudinal
  2. transverse
  3. partly longitudinal and partly transverse
  4. sometimes longitudinal and sometimes transverse

7. The amplitude of a wave is ______.

  1. the distance the wave moves in one second
  2. the maximum distance moved by the medium particles on either side of the mean position
  3. the distance the wave moves in one time period of the wave
  4. the distance equal to one wave length

8. The speed of sound in medium depends upon

  1. frequency
  2. amplitude
  3. wavelength
  4. properties of the medium

9. Which of the following will remain unchanged when a sound wave travels in air or in water?

  1. frequency
  2. wavelength
  3. amplitude
  4. speed

10. _______________ is an example for mechanical wave.

  1. radio wave
  2. light wave
  3. sound wave
  4. infrared wave

MCQ Multiple Choice Questions and Answers on Sound Wave

Sound Wave Question and Answer