Science: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Energy - All About Sounds (Questions)

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You know a lot already about energy but did you know that sound is made by energy? You know how we hear sounds. Not all sounds are the same, of course. Some sounds are loud and some are soft. Sounds have different pitches. Some are high and some are low. Musical instruments can play different notes. Let’s find out a bit more about pitches, loudness and sounds.

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1. John works at an airport. He has to wear ear protectors on his head. Why does John wear ear protectors?
[ ] So he can listen to music
[ ] Because the engines on the planes are very loud
[ ] So he can hear instructions
[ ] Because the engines on the plane are silent
2. Anna is whispering to Maria. Anna’s voice is very _____.
[ ] Loud
[ ] Quiet
[ ] High
[ ] Strong
3. Tommy is playing notes on the piano keyboard. Some notes are high-pitched, and some notes are low-pitched.

Where on the piano are the high-pitched keys?
[ ] At the right-hand end of the keyboard
[ ] At the left-hand end of the keyboard
[ ] Under the pedals
[ ] On top of the piano
4. Natasha is an opera singer. She can sing very high notes. Very high notes are:
[ ] Loud
[ ] Soft
[ ] High pitched
[ ] Low pitched
5. Antonio is an opera singer. He can sing very low, deep notes. Low notes are:
[ ] Low pitched
[ ] High pitched
[ ] Soft
[ ] Quiet
6. This musical instrument looks like a massive violin. It can play very low-pitched notes. It is called a:
[ ] Clarinet
[ ] Oboe
[ ] Trombone
[ ] Double bass
7. This man is playing a tin whistle. A tin whistle makes a ____ _______ sound.
[ ] Very soft
[ ] Low pitched
[ ] Very deep
[ ] High pitched
8. The referee is showing a player the yellow card. The referee is making a high-pitched sound. What does the referee use to make the high-pitched sound?
[ ] A recorder
[ ] A whistle
[ ] A tin can
[ ] A card
9. This man is shouting. The sound he makes is very ____ .
[ ] Quiet
[ ] Silent
[ ] Loud
[ ] Soft
10. Adam was watching television. His Mom asked him to turn the sound down. Adam used this button on the remote to turn the sound down.

What do we call loudness?
[ ] Channel
[ ] Pitch
[ ] Volume
[ ] Height
Science: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Energy - All About Sounds (Answers)
1. John works at an airport. He has to wear ear protectors on his head. Why does John wear ear protectors?
[ ] So he can listen to music
[x] Because the engines on the planes are very loud
[ ] So he can hear instructions
[ ] Because the engines on the plane are silent
John works quite near the planes, so it is very loud
2. Anna is whispering to Maria. Anna’s voice is very _____.
[ ] Loud
[x] Quiet
[ ] High
[ ] Strong
Do you whisper to your friends?
3. Tommy is playing notes on the piano keyboard. Some notes are high-pitched, and some notes are low-pitched.

Where on the piano are the high-pitched keys?
[x] At the right-hand end of the keyboard
[ ] At the left-hand end of the keyboard
[ ] Under the pedals
[ ] On top of the piano
Can you play notes on a piano?
4. Natasha is an opera singer. She can sing very high notes. Very high notes are:
[ ] Loud
[ ] Soft
[x] High pitched
[ ] Low pitched
Who is the best singer you know?
5. Antonio is an opera singer. He can sing very low, deep notes. Low notes are:
[x] Low pitched
[ ] High pitched
[ ] Soft
[ ] Quiet
Low pitched sounds are called bass (sounds like base)
6. This musical instrument looks like a massive violin. It can play very low-pitched notes. It is called a:
[ ] Clarinet
[ ] Oboe
[ ] Trombone
[x] Double bass
You can play the double bass by plucking the strings or using a bow
7. This man is playing a tin whistle. A tin whistle makes a ____ _______ sound.
[ ] Very soft
[ ] Low pitched
[ ] Very deep
[x] High pitched
The tin whistle is sometimes called a penny whistle
8. The referee is showing a player the yellow card. The referee is making a high-pitched sound. What does the referee use to make the high-pitched sound?
[ ] A recorder
[x] A whistle
[ ] A tin can
[ ] A card
When you are playing games at school does your teacher have a whistle?
9. This man is shouting. The sound he makes is very ____ .
[ ] Quiet
[ ] Silent
[x] Loud
[ ] Soft
Why do people not like shouting?
10. Adam was watching television. His Mom asked him to turn the sound down. Adam used this button on the remote to turn the sound down.

What do we call loudness?
[ ] Channel
[ ] Pitch
[x] Volume
[ ] Height
Adam turned the sound down. Did he press the + (plus) or the - (minus) sign?