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Acoustics Part 2 of 3

51. What is the dB SPL of a voice paging in an

a. 90
b. 65
c. 55-60
d. 80-85
52. What is the dB SPL of an auditorium with
contemporary music?
a. 80-95
b. 85-90
c. 95-100
d. 100-105
53. What is the church dB SPL with speech
reinforcement only?
a. 90
b. 80-85
c. 85-90
d. 90-95
54. Intensity can also be called as
a. Volume
b. Loudness
c. Sharpness
d. Strength
55. The 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
56. _________ is affected by the distance between
the listener and the source of the sound and its
intensity varies inversely with the square of its
a. Volume
b. Bass
c. Treble
d. Loudness
57. If the distance between the listener and the
source of the sound is doubled, the intensity is
reduced to
b. 1/3
c. 2/3
d. 1/4
58. If the distance between the listener and the
source of the sound is decreased to tye 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 as great
59. At a sensation level of 40 dB, 1000 Hz tone is
a. 1000 mels
b. 500 mels
c. 2000 mels
d. 100 mels
60. If the sound waves are converted to electrical
waves by a microphone, what is the frequency of
the electric current?
a. 3 - 30 MHz
b. 25 8000 Hz
c. 4 40 Hz
d. 30 3000 Hz
61. For a music lover concert A is 440 Hz. If a
musical note one octave higher were played, it
would be _______ that frequency.
a. One half
b. One-fourth
c. Double
d. Triple
62. In 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
63. Much of music is generally referred to in
a. Harmonics
b. Good hearing
c. Fidelity
d. Octaves
64. _________ is an undesired change in wave form
as the signal passes through a device.
a. Noise
b. Vibration
c. Distortion
d. Harmonics
65. Distortion enhances intelligibly when an
________ is added.
a. Equalizer
b. Igniter
c. Exciter
d. Emulsifier
66. A class of signal processors.
a. Amplifiers
b. Equalizers
c. Microprocessors
d. Exciters
67. Half construction and internal finishes affect the
final sound quality ________.
a. poorly
b. mildly

c. significantly
d. badly
68. Positioning a loudspeaker near a wall can
dramatically alter its frequency response in two
distinct ways namely;
a. Gump and dump
b. Hump and notch
c. Fade and gone
d. Bad and worst
69. The acoustics of most auditoria are very
________ when the room is full compared to the
empty condition.
a. Different
b. Similar
c. Good
d. Bad
70. A _________ converts acoustical energy.
a. Electro-acoustic
b. Microphone transducer
c. Microphone
d. Electric Microphone
71. All microphone have two basic components
namely, ___________.
a. Wired and body
b. Ceramic and crystal
c. Diaphragm and generating element
d. Coil and magnet
72. The kinds of generating elements are
a. Expense and fidelity
b. Complexity and ruggedness
c. Longevity
d. All of these
73. When 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
74. At 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
75. Calculate the velocity of sound in ft./sec. if the
temperature is 149 C?
a. 1530.03 ft/sec
b. 1320 ft/sec
c. 1357.03 ft/sec

d. 1920.345 ft/sec
76. The wavelength of a sound of 20 kHz frequency
a. 16.5 m
b. 16.5 cm
c. 16.5 mm
d. 16.5 um
77. The radio of frequencies is termed
a. Octave
b. Interval
c. Harmonics
d. Masking
78. What 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
79. A term which is subjected but dependent mainly
on frequency and also affected by intensity,
a. Timbre
b. Quality
c. Frequency
d. Pitch
80. An 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
81. For computation of ideal reverberation time,
which formula is applicable?
a. Sabine
b. Stephen and Bate
c. Norris-Eyring
d. Notch
82. The __________ of the sound is a subjective
effect which is a function of the ear and brain.
a. Pitch
b. Frequency
c. Timbre
d. Loudness
83. Define as the time taken from the intensity of
sound energy in the room to drop to one millionth
of its initial value.
a. Reverberation time
b. Transit time
c. Decaying time
d. Response time

84. __________ is the sound energy per unit area at

right angles of the propagation direction, per unit
a. Loudness
b. Coherence
c. Sound stress
d. Sound intensity
85. One octave above 600 Hz is
a. 601 Hz
b. 800 Hz
c. 1400 Hz
d. 1200 Hz
86. A 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
87. The unit of loudness level
a. Sone
b. dB
c. Mel
d. Phon
88. Consist of a rapid succession of noticeable
a. Rarefaction
b. Refraction
c. Reflection
d. Flutter echo
89. Laid the foundations of acoustic theory of
a. Charles H. Townes
b. W.C Sabine
c. A. Javin
d. Stephen and Bate
90. An aural sensation by pressure variations in the
air which are always produced by some source of
a. Music
b. Sound
c. Disturbance
d. Speech
91. Considered to be the threshold of hearing.
a. 10

b. 10

c. 10




d. 10 W/m
92. The average absorption for a person is
a. 5.7 units

b. 4.7 units
c. 6.7 units
d. 3.7 units
93. The number of vibration or pressure fluctuations
per seconds.
a. Frequency
b. Timbre
c. Quality
d. Pitch
94. Defined as the average rate of transmission of
sound energy in a given direction through a cross2
sectional area of 1 m at right angles to the
a. Sound pressure
b. Loudness
c. Sound intensity
d. Pressure variation
95. What is the sound pressure level (SPL) of a
sound having a RMS pressure of 200 N/m ?
a. 150 dB
b. 140 dB
c. 170 dB
d. 160 dB
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
97. What is the intensity of the sound whose RMS
pressure is 200 N/m ?

a. 96.9 W/m

b. 97.9 W/m

c. 95.9 W/m


d. 94.9 W/m
98. The unit of pitch.
a. sone
b. pitch
c. dB
d. Mel
99. What is the increase in sound pressure level in
dB, if the intensity is doubled?
a. 2 dB
b. 3 dB
c. 4 dB
d. 6 dB
100. The velocity of sound is considered to be
constant at ________ for the purpose of acoustics.
a. 300 m/s

b. 330 mm/s
c. 330 m/s
d. 330 cm/s


51. 65
52. 95-100
53. 80-85
54. Loudness
55. Vibrating
56. Loudness
57. 1/4
58. 4 times as great
59. 1000 mels
60. 25 8000 Hz
61. Double
62. 110 Hz
63. Octaves
64. Distortion
65. Exciter
66. Exciters
67. significantly
68. Hump and notch
69. Different
70. Microphone transducer
71. Diaphragm and generating element
72. All of these
73. Norris-Eyring
74. 341.8 m/s
75. 1357.03 ft/sec
76. 16.5 mm
77. Interval
78. 6 dB
79. Pitch
80. Masking
81. Stephen and Bate
82. Loudness
83. Reverberation time
84. Sound intensity
85. 1200 Hz
86. 0.63
87. Phon
88. Flutter echo
89. W.C Sabine
90. Sound
91. 10 W/m
92. 4.7 units
93. Frequency
94. Sound intensity
95. 140 dB
96. Threshold of hearing

97. 97.9 W/m

98. Mel
99. 3 dB
100. 300 m/s