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Types of Waves Quiz

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1. Which type of wave requires a medium through which to propagate?

2. What is the primary difference between mechanical and electromagnetic waves?

3. Which of the following waves can travel through the vacuum of space?

4. Light is an example of which type of wave?

5. Which type of wave is characterized by the movement of the medium being perpendicular to the direction of the wave's propagation?

6. Sound waves are an example of which type of wave?

7. Which of the following is not a characteristic of electromagnetic waves?

8. In which type of wave does the particle motion run parallel to the wave direction?

9. What physical property allows electromagnetic waves to propagate through a vacuum?

10. Seismic waves generated by earthquakes are primarily what type of waves?