Published 09 Apr, 2020

Sound & Light Basics GK Quiz Set-1

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Physics of sound and light is another basic concept quiz to test your abilities and concepts in these core physics topics. This is a very simple science quiz for students and learners with thirty questions. The questions range from various discoveries to common natural phenomena from these same related topics, namely light, and sound.

Take this quiz if you want to test your abilities or to learn something new. Complete the quiz and we will tell you your scores at the bottom once you finish answering all the questions.

1. A form of energy that gives us the sensation of hearing is called?
A. Light
B. Electricity
C. Sound
D. Heat
2. The minimum required frequency for an audible sound is?
A. 1 KHz
B. 20 Hz
C. 50 KHz
D. 20,00 Hz
3. Which of the following instrument is used to measure the intensity of sound?
A. Amplifier
B. Microphone
C. Audiometer
D. Speaker
4. Which of the following instruments converts electrical signals into sound?
A. Speaker
B. Microphone
C. Amplifier
D. Audio Player
5. The maximum audible frequency of sound is?
A. 20 Hz
B. 500 Hz
C. 2 KHz
D. 20 KHz
6. In which of the following mediums will sound travel the fastest?
A. Vacuum
B. Air
C. Water
D. Iron
7. The branch of physics that deals with the study of sound is called?
A. Optics
B. Thermodynamics
C. Kinematics
D. Acoustics
8. In which of the following mediums, sound waves cannot travel?
A. Air
B. Water
C. Vacuum
D. Steel
9. The sound that reflects back after hitting a surface is called as?
A. Reverberations
B. Echo
C. Acoustic Interference
D. Ultrasonic Sound
10. Which of the following properties of sound waves do not change when sound waves pass through one medium to another?
A. Wavelength
B. Frequency
C. Speed
D. Quality
11. Which of the following units is used to measure the intensity of a sound wave?
A. Meter
B. Decibel
C. Hertz
D. Angstrom
12. A form of energy that gives us sensation of sight is known as?
A. Sound
B. Heat
C. Electricity
D. Light
13. The term used by scientists to describe the entire range of light that exists from radio waves to gamma rays is known as?
A. pH Scale
B. Light Canvas
C. Electromagnetic Spectrum
D. Rainbow
14. In which of the following mediums, light travels the fastest?
A. Air
B. Water
C. Steel
D. Vacuum
15. The fundamental particles of light are called?
A. Electrons
B. Photons
C. Protons
D. Neutrons
16. What type of waves are light waves based on the direction of wave motion?
A. Transverse Wave
B. Longitudinal Wave
C. Surface Wave
D. Standing Wave
17. The wave nature of light was established by
A. Issac Newton
B. Albert Einstein
C. Thomas Young
D. Christiaan Huygens
18. The phenomenon of light that proves that light is a transverse wave is
A. Refraction of Light
B. Reflection of Light
C. Interference of Light
D. Polarization of Light
19. Who first discovered the electromagnetic nature of light?
A. Heinrich Hertz
B. James Maxwell
C. Thomas Young
D. Louis De Broglie
20. The physicist who first discovered the phenomena of diffraction of light and also coined the word 'diffraction' was?
A. Leonardo Da Vinci
B. James Maxwell
C. Francesco Maria Grimaldi
D. Thomas Young
21. The physicist awarded the Nobel prize for his discovery of the law of photoelectric effect was?
A. Issac Newton
B. Albert Einstein
C. James Maxwell
D. Louis De Broglie
22. The phenomena in which light waves combine to form a resultant wave in which the displacement is either reinforced or cancelled is known as?
A. Diffraction of Light
B. Poalrization of Light
C. Interference of Light
D. Scattering of Light
23. The phenomena of slight bending of light when it passes around the edge of an object is known as?
A. Polarization of Light
B. Diffraction of Light
C. Interference of Light
D. Refraction of Light
24. The nature of light waves are similar to that of?
A. Waves
B. Particles
C. Both Waves and Particles
D. Strings
25. The phenomenon of light bouncing back on hitting a mirror or shiny object is known as?
A. Reflection of Light
B. Refraction of Light
C. Transmission of Light
D. Polarization of Light
26. Who was the first person to find out the speed of light?
A. Galileo
B. Issac Newton
C. Ole Rømer
D. Albert Einstein
27. What is the effect of the temperature of the medium on the speed of light?
A. Speed Decreases
B. Speed Increases
C. Remains Unaffected
D. Becomes Infinite
28. How much time does it take for the light from the Sun to reach the Earth's surface?
A. 8 Hours 20 Minutes
B. 8 Minutes 20 Seconds
C. 8 Seconds
D. 8 Days 20 Hours
29. Which of the following phenomenons proves the particle nature of light?
A. Interference of Light
B. Diffraction of Light
C. Refraction of Light
D. Photoelectric Effect
30. Which of the following phenomena of light is responsible for the blue color of the sky?
A. Scattering
B. Diffraction
C. Polarization
D. Interference

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