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# - Acoustic 1An instrument designed to measure a frequency - weighted value of the sound pr essure level. a.

Sound level meter b. Transducer c. Sound pressure meter d. Sound analyzer ans: a 2A unit of nosiness related to the perceived noise level a. Noy b. Sone c. dB d. Phone ans: a 3An agreed set of empirical curves relating octave-band sound pressure level to the center frequency of the octave bands. a. C-message weighting curve b. Psophometric weighting curve c. Noise rating curves d. F1A weighting curve ans: c 4The frequency of a free vibration. a. Resonant frequency b. Natural frequency c. Center frequency d. Normal frequency ans: b 5The transmission of sound from one room to an adjacent room, via common walls, floors or ceilings. a. Flanking transmission b. Refraction c. Reflection d. Reverberation ans: a 6A measure of threshold of hearing, expressed in decibels relative to a specifi ed standard of normal hearing. a. Hearing loss b. Sensation level c. Hearing level d. Sound pressure level ans: c 7A certain machine with a slightly out-of balance motor rotating at 1800/min is fixed on a perfectly elastic mount with a static compression of 2.50 mm. Calcul ate the resonant frequency of mount. a. 10 Hz b. 20 Hz c. 30 Hz d. 40 Hz ans: a 8Calculate the lowest resonant frequency for a brick partition 120mm thick, 4m by 2m in area with longitudinal wave velocity of 2350 m/s. (Assume that it is su pported at its edges.)

a. 10 Hz b. 20 Hz c. 30 Hz d. 40 Hz ans: d 9Velocity of sound in air. a. 300 m/s b. 330 m/s c. 1130 m/s d. 344 m/s ans: b 10What is the expected critical frequency for a 120 mm thick brick wall? Assume a longitudinal wave velocity in brick of 2350 m/s and that the velocity of sound in air is 330 m/s. a. 114.5 Hz b. 214.5 Hz c. 314.5 Hz d. 414.5 Hz ans: b 11The sound power level of a certain jet plane flying at a height of 1km is 160 dB (re10^-12W). Find the max. sound pressure level on the ground directly below the flight path assuming that the aircraft radiates sound equally in all directi ons a. 59.1 dB b. 69.1 dB c. 79.1 dB d. 89.1 dB ans: d 12Speaker is a device that a. converts sound waves into current and voltage b. converts current variations into sound waves c. converts electrical energy to mechanical energy d. converts electrical energy into electromagnetic energy ans: b 13Which type of microphone operates on the principle that the electrical resista nce of carbon granules varies as the pressure on the granules vary? a. Dynamic b. Crystal c. Carbon d. Ribbon-type ans: c 14Bass response is a. maximum high frequency response b. emphasizing the high audio frequencies c. bypassing high audio frequencies d. bypassing low audio frequencies ans: c 15Pure tone of sound used as standard on testing. a. 1 Hz b. 10 Hz c. 100 Hz d. 1000 Hz ans: d

16__________ is early reflection of sound. a. Echo b. Reverberation c. Pure sound d. Intelligible sound ans: a 17Noise reduction system used for film sound in movie. a. Dolby b. dBa c. dBx d. dBk ans: a 18What is the sound energy per unit area at right angles to the propagation dire ction per unit time? a. Loudness b. Coherence c. Sound pressure d. Sound intensity ans: d 19__________ is the unit of loudness level of a sound. a. Sone b. Decibel c. Mel d. Phon ans: d 20__________ is the average rate of transmission of sound energy in a given dire ction through a cross-section area of 1 sq. m. at right angles to the direction. a. Sound pressure b. Loudness c. Sound intensity d. Pressure variation ans: c 21What is the unit of pitch? a. Sone b. Phon c. Decibel d. Mel ans: d 22A measure of the intensity of sound in comparison to another sound intensity. a. Phon b. Decibel c. Pascal d. Watts ans: b 23Sound wave has two main characteristics which are a. highness and loudness b. tone and loudness c. pitch and loudness d. rarefaction and compression ans: c 24-

Which type of microphone operated by electromagnetic induction that generates an output signal voltage? a. Carbon b. Dynamic c. Crystal d. Condenser ans: b 25The exciter lamp in the optical sound part of a film projector draws 5 A at 10 V. How much power in watts is this light bulb consuming a. 10 watts b. 20 watts c. 40 watts d. 50 watts ans: d 26Assume the speed of sound is 1,130 ft/s. What frequency has a wavelength of 1 foot, 1.5 inches? a. 500 Hz b. 1000 Hz c. 1500 Hz d. 2000 Hz ans: b 27The wire that must bring 100 average watts to a 4 ohms loudspeaker must safely carry what rms current? a. 2 A b. 4 A c. 5 A d. 6 A ans: c 28A church has an internal volume of 90,05 cubic ft (2,550 cubic m). When it con tains 2,000 customary sabins of absorption (186 metric sabins), what will be its reverberation time in seconds. a. 2.0 b. 2.2 c. 2.5 d. 3.0 ans: b 29If the RMS sound pressure is 5 lb/square ft, what is the sound pressure level? a. 7.6 dB b. 108 dB c. 88 dB d. 10 dB ans: a 30Speed that is faster than speed of sound. a. Ultrasonic b. Supersonic c. Subsonic d. Transonic ans: b 31Sound waves travel in water at a ___________ speed. a. 12.4 miles/sec b. 5,000 ft/sec c. 186,000 ft/sec

d. 3,141 ft/sec ans: b 32What is the sound power from a motor car whose SPL at a distance of 7.5 m is 8 7dB assuming that it radiates sound uniformly? a. 0.15 W b. 0.21 W c. 0.24 W d. 0.18 W ans: d 33Crest-to-crest distance along the direction of wave travel. a. Compression b. Wavelength c. Period d. Sound wave ans: b 34Sound intensity level is ____________. a. 10 log l/lref b. 10 log p/pref c. 20 log l/lref d. 30 log p/pref ans: a 35Sound pressure level is ____________. a. 20 log P/Pref b. 30 log p/ref c. 10 log p/pref d. 20 log l/lref ans: a 36The most important specification of loudspeakers and microphones. a. Frequency response b. Field strength c. Power density d. Gain ans: a 37Lowest frequency produced by a musical instrument. a. Midrange b. Harmonic c. Fundamental d. Period ans: c 38Tendency of a sound energy to spread. a. Diffraction b. Rarefaction c. Reflection d. Refraction ans: a 39When waves bend away from straight lines of travel, it is called ________. a. reflection b. defraction c. rarefaction d. refraction ans: d 40-

Required time for any sound to decay to 60 dB. a. Echo time b. Delay time c. Reverberation time d. Transient time ans: c 41The intensity needed to produce an audible sound varies with __________. a. frequency b. noise c. amplitude d. tone ans: a 42Sound that vibrates at frequency too high for the human ear to hear (over 20 k Hz). a. Subsonic b. Transonic c. Ultrasonic d. Stereo ans: c 43Which microphone will be damaged if exposed to high temperature above 52 degre es C? a. Dynamic b. Crystal c. Ribbon d. Capacitor ans: b 44A thin springy sheet of bakelite or metal that permits the voice coil in a dyn amic loudspeaker to move back and forth along the core of its magnet. a. Vibrator b. Diaphragm c. Hypex d. Spider ans: d 45One hundred twenty ubars of pressure variation is equal to a. 120 dBSPL b. 57.78 dBSPL c. 115.56 dBSPL d. 41.58 dBSPL ans: c 46The reverberation time of a 184.2 cubic meters broadcast studio is 0.84 sec. F ind the absorption effect of the materials used in metric sabines. a. 35.3 b. 10.96 c. 379.8 d. 109.6 ans: a 47What is the microphone characteristic that results in a boost in bass frequenc ies for close microphone spacing? a. Field effect b. P.A. effect c. Proximity effect d. Reverberation ans: c

48What is the audio frequency range? a. 20 kHz to 20 MHz b. 0 Hz to 20 kHz c. 300 Hz to 400 Hz d. 20 Hz to 20 kHz ans: d 49What is the bass frequency range? a. 20 kHz to 40 MHz b. 1 Hz to 20 kHz c. 40 Hz to 160 kHz d. 10 Hz to 20 kHz ans: d 50High frequency range of audio signals. a. 2,500 Hz to 5,000 Hz b. 5,000 Hz to 10 kHz c. 10 kHz to 20 kHz d. 20,000 Hz to 30 kHz ans: b 51What is the dB SPL of a voice paging in an office? a. 90 b. 65 c. 55 - 60 d. 80 - 85 ans: b 52What is the dB SPL of an auditorium with contemporary music? a. 80 - 95 b. 85 - 90 c. 95 - 100 d. 100 - 105 ans: c 53What is the church dB SPL with speech reinforcement only? a. 90 b. 80 - 85 c. 85 - 90 d. 90 - 95 ans: b 54Intensity can also be called as a. volume b. loudness c. sharpness d. strength ans: b 55The loudness of a sound depends upon the energy of motion imparted to ________ __ molecules of the medium transmitting the sound. a. transmitting b. running c. moving d. vibrating ans: d 56_________ is affected by the distance between the listener and the source of t he sound and its intensity varies inversely with the square of this distance.

a. volume b. bass c. treble d. loudness ans: d 57If the distance between the listener and the source of the sound is doubled, t he intensity is reduced to a. 1/2 b. 1/3 c. 2/3 d. 1/4 ans: d 58If the distance between the listener and the source of the sound is decreased to 1/2 the original amount, the intensity of the sound would be ___________. a. 2 times as great b. 3 times as great c. 4 times as great d. 5 times a great ans: c 59At a sensation level of 40 dB, 1000 Hz tone is a. 1000 mels b. 500 mels c. 2000 mels d. 100 mels ans: a 60If the sound waves are converted to electrical waves by a microphone, what is the frequency of the electric current? a. 3 to 30 MHz b. 25 to 8000 Hz c. 4 to 40 Hz d. 30 to 2000 Hz ans: b 61For a music lover concert "A" is 440 Hz. If a musical note one octave higher w ere played, it would be ______________ that frequency. a. one-half b. one-fourth c. double d. triple ans: c 62In a 220 Hz, if a note was played one octave lower it would be ___________. a. 22 Hz b. 27.5 Hz c. 440 Hz d. 110 Hz ans: d 63Much of music generally referred to in a. harmonics b. good hearing c. fidelity d. octaves ans: d 64__________ is an undesired change in wave form as the signal passes through a

device. a. Noise b. Vibration c. Distortion d. Harmonics ans: c 65Distortion enhances intelligibility when an _______ is added. a. equalizer b. igniter c. exciter d. emulsifier ans: c 66A class of signal processors. a. Amplifiers b. Equalizers c. Microprocessors d. Exciters ans: d 67Hall construction and internal finishes affect the final sound quality _______ ______. a. poorly b. mildly c. significantly d. badly ans: c 68Positioning a loudspeaker near a wall can dramatically alter its frequency res ponse in two distinct ways namely a. gump and dump b. hump and notch c. fade and gone d. bad and worst ans: b 69The acoustics of most auditoria are very ________ when the room is full compar ed to the empty condition. a. different b. similar c. good d. bad ans: a 70A __________ converts acoustical energy. a. electro-acoustic b. microphone transducer c. microphone d. electric microphone ans: b 71All microphone have two basic components namely, _________. a. wired and body b. ceramic and crystal c. diaphragm and generating element d. coil and magnet ans: c 72The kinds of generating elements are _________.

a. expense and fidelity b. complexity and ruggedness c. longevity d. all of these ans: d 73When the average absorption is greater than 0.2, __________ formula is used to compute the actual reverberation time. a. Sabine b. Stephen and Bate c. Norris-Eyring d. Notch ans: c 74At room temperature, what is the velocity of sound in meters/seconds? a. 348.03 cm/s b. 980 cm/s c. 980 m/s d. 341.8 m/s ans: d 75Calculate the velocity of sound in ft./sec. If the temperature is 149 degrees C? a. 1530.03 ft/sec b. 1320 ft/sec c. 1357.03 ft/sec d. 1920.435 ft/sec ans: c 76The wavelength of a sound of 20 kHz frequency is a. 16.5 m b. 16.5 cm c. 16.5 mm d. 16.5 um ans: c 77The ratio of frequencies is termed a. octave b. interval c. harmonics d. masking ans: b 78What is the increase in sound pressure level in dB, if the pressure is doubled ? a. 2 dB b. 3 dB c. 6 dB d. 4 dB ans: c 79A term which is subjective but dependent mainly on frequency and also affected by intensity, a. Timbre b. Quality c. Frequency d. Pitch ans: d 80An effect that occurs in the ear where a louder sound can reduce or even stop

the nerve voltage generated by a weaker sound. a. Piezoelectric effect b. Skin effect c. Lasing d. Masking ans: d 81For computation of ideal reverberation time, which formula is applicable? a. Sabine b. Stephen and Bate c. Norris-Eyring d. Notch ans: b 82The ________ of sound is a subjective effect which is a function of the ear an d brain. a. pitch b. frequency c. timbre d. loudness ans: d 83Defined as the time taken for the intensity of sound energy in the room to dro p to one millionth of its initial value. a. Reverberation time b. Transmit time c. Decaying time d. Response time ans: a 84___________ is the sound energy per unit area at right angles of the propagati on direction, per unit time. a. Loudness b. Coherence c. Sound stress d. Sound intensity ans: d 85One octave above 600 Hz is a. 601 Hz b. 800 Hz c. 1400 Hz d. 1200 Hz ans: d 86A car horn outdoors produces a sound intensity level of 90 dB at 10 m away. At this distance, what is the sound power in watt? a. 0.63 b. 1.26 c. 0.315 d. 0.56 x 10^ -6 ans: a 87The unit of loudness level a. Sone b. dB c. Mel d. Phon ans: d 88-

Consists of a rapid succession of noticeable echoes. a. Rarefaction b. Refraction c. Reflection d. Flutter echo ans: d 89Laid the foundations of acoustic theory of buildings. a. Charles H. Townes b. W.C. Sabine c. A. Javin d. Stephen and Bate ans: b 90The average absorption for a person is a. 5.7 units b. 4.7 units c. 6.7 units d. 3.7 units ans: b 91An aural sensation by pressure variations in the air which are always produced by some source of vibrations. a. Music b. Sound c. Disturbance d. Speech ans: b 92Considered to be as the threshold of hearing. a. 10^-12 W/square cm b. 10^-16 W/square m c. 10^-13 W/square m d. 10^-12 W/square m ans: d 93The number of vibration or pressure fluctuations per second. a. Frequency b. Timber c. Quality d. Pitch ans: a 94Defined as the average rate of transmission of sound energy in a given directi on through a cross-sectional area of 1 square m at right angles to the direction . a. Sound pressure b. Loudness c. Sound intensity d. Pressure variation ans: c 95What is the sound pressure level (SPL) of a sound having an RMS pressure of 20 0 N/square m? a. 150 dB b. 140 dB c. 170 dB d. 160 dB ans: b 96-

The minimum sound intensity that can be heard is termed a. threshold of feeling b. threshold of pain c. threshold of sensation d. threshold of hearing ans: d 97What is the intensity of sound whose RMS pressure is 200 N/square m? a. 96.8 W/square m b. 97.8 W/square m c. 95.8 W/square m d. 94.8 W/square m ans: b 98The unit of pitch. a. Sone b. Phon c. dB d. Mel ans: d 99What is the increase in sound pressure level in dB, if the intensity is double d? a. 2 dB b. 3 dB c. 4 dB d. 6 dB ans: b 100The velocity of sound is considered to be constant at ________ for the purpose of building acoustics. a. 330 m/s b. 330 mm/s c. 330 um/s d. 330 cm/s ans: a