Waves MCQ Questions for Class 11 Physics Chapter 15 with Answers

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MCQ Class 11 Physics Chapter 15 With Answers

Q1. Name the characteristics of the sound that are affected by the change in temperature.

(i) amplitude
(ii) frequency
(iii) intensity
(iv) wavelength

(iv) wavelength

Q2. In the longitudinal waves the direction of vibration in medium of particle is

(i) Perpendicular to propagation of wave
(ii) Parallel to propagation
(iii) Different from each other
(iv) Variable for time to time

(ii) Parallel to propagation

Q3. Energy is not carried by

(i) Longitudinal progressive waves
(ii) Electromagnetic waves
(iii) Transverse progressive waves
(iv) Stationary wave

(iv) Stationary wave

Q4. When a sound wave goes from one medium to another, the quantity that remains unchanged is

(i) frequency
(ii) wavelength
(iii) amplitude
(iv) speed

(i) frequency

Q5. With the propagation of longitudinal wave through a material medium, the quantities transmitted in the propagation direction are :

(i) energy.
(ii) energy and linear momentum.
(iii) energy and mass.
(iv) energy, mass and momentum.

(i) energy.

Q6. The wavelength of sound in air is 10 cm. its frequency is, (Given velocity of sound = 330 m/s)

(i) 330 cycles per second
(ii) 3.3 kilo cycles per second
(iii) 30 mega-cycles per second
(iv) 305 cycles per second

(ii) 3.3 kilo cycles per second

Q7. The frequency of the note produced by plucking a given string increases as

(i) The length of the string increases
(ii) The tension in the string increases
(iii) The tension in the string decreases
(iv) The mass per unit length of the string increases

(ii) The tension in the string increases

Q8. Sound travels in rocks in the form of

(i) both longitudinal and transverse elastic waves
(ii) non-elastic waves
(iii) transverse elastic waves only
(iv) longitudinal elastic waves only

(i) both longitudinal and transverse elastic waves

Q9. The velocity of sound in any gas depends upon

(i) wavelength of sound only.
(ii) amplitude and frequency of sound.
(iii) density and elasticity of the gas.
(iv) intensity of sound waves only.

(iii) density and elasticity of the gas.

Q10. Two tuning forks of frequencies 256 and 258 vibrations/second are sounded together. Then the time interval between two consecutive maxima heard by an observer is

(i) 2 sec
(ii) 0.5 sec
(iii) 250 sec
(iv) 252 sec

(ii) 0.5 sec

Q11. With the increase in temperature, the frequency of the sound from an organ pipe

(i) Decreases
(ii) Increases
(iii) Remain unchanged
(iv) Changes erratically

(ii) Increases

Q12. The ratio of the speed of a body to the speed of sound is called

(i) Mach number
(ii) Sonic index
(iii) Doppler ratio
(iv) Refractive index

(i) Mach number

Q13. The velocity of sound in a gas is proportional to :

(i) the isothermal elasticity.
(ii) the adiabatic elasticity.
(iii) square root of the isothermal elasticity.
(iv) square root of the adiabatic elasticity.

(iv) square root of the adiabatic elasticity.

Q14. Which of the following expressions is that of a simple harmonic progressive wave

(i) a sin wt
(ii) a sin (wt) cos (kx)
(iii) a sin (wt – kx)
(iv) a cos kx

(iii) a sin (wt – kx)

Q15. A resonance air column of length 40 cm resonates with a tuning fork of frequency 450 Hz. Ignoring end correction, the velocity of sound in air will be

(i) 720 m/s
(ii) 820 m/s
(iii) 920 m/s
(iv) 1020 m/s

(i) 720 m/s

Q16. Which of the following changes at an antinode in a stationary wave?

(i) Neither pressure nor density
(ii) Both pressure and density
(iii) Pressure only
(iv) Density only

(i) Neither pressure nor density

Q17. What types of waves are produced in the sonometer wire?

(i) Transverse and stationary.
(ii) Transverse and progressive.
(iii) Longitudinal and progressive.
(iv) Longitudinal and stationary.

(i) Transverse and stationary.

Q18. In stationary waves

(i) Energy is uniformly distributed
(ii) Energy is minimum at nodes and maximum at antinodes
(iii) Energy is maximum at nodes and minimum at antinodes
(iv) None of these

(ii) Energy is minimum at nodes and maximum at antinodes

Q19. A resonating column of air contains

(i) Stationary longitudinal waves
(ii) Stationary transverse waves
(iii) Transverse progressive waves
(iv) Longitudinal progressive waves

(i) Stationary longitudinal waves

Q20. If vibrations of a string are to be increased by a factor of two, then tension in the string must be made

(i) twice
(ii) eight times
(iii) half
(iv) four times

(i) twice

Q21. The quality of a note changes when change occurs in the

(i) pitch
(ii) loudness
(iii) wavelength
(iv) nature of overtones.

(iv) nature of overtones.

Q22. The velocity of sound in any gas depends upon

(i) Wavelength of sound only
(ii) Density and elasticity of ga
(iii) Intensity of sound waves only
(iv) Amplitude and frequency of sound

(ii) Density and elasticity of ga

Q23. Four wires of identical lengths, diameters and material and stretched on a sonometer box. The ratio of their tension is 1 : 4 : 9 : 16. the ratio of their fundamental frequencies is

(i) 1 : 6 : 9 : 16
(ii) 4 : 3 : 2 : 1
(iii) 1 : 2 : 3 : 4
(iv) 1 : 4 : 9 : 16

(iii) 1 : 2 : 3 : 4

Q24. The velocity of sound is maximum in

(i) Water
(ii) Air
(iii) Vacuum
(iv) Metal

(iv) Metal

Q25. The fundamental frequency of an organ pipe is 512 Hz. If its length is increased, then frequency will

(i) decrease
(ii) increase
(iii) remains same
(iv) cannot be predicted

(i) decrease

Q26. Pitch depends upon the

(i) amplitude
(ii) wavelength
(iii) frequency
(iv) speed

(iii) frequency

Q27. A tuning fork of frequency 480 Hz is in unison with pipe closed at one end vibrating in its first overtone. Then fundamental frequency of the pipe is

(i) 150 Hz
(ii) 160 Hz
(iii) 480 Hz
(iv) 190 Hz

(iii) 480 Hz

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