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Use your book (Audio in Media) and answer the following questions.  Click on “Leave a comment” to submit your answers.

1.One of the following is not a characteristic of sound:  (p. 1)

a.  it is emitted directionally

b.  it can be layered

c.  it is attention-demanding

d.  it has a visual component

2.  Sound can provide the listener with considerable cognitive information.  Which of the following is not considered cognitive processing? (p. 3)

a.  memory

b.  reasoning

c.  judgment

d.  information relating to emotion, feeling, and mood

3. Sound also provides affective information.  Which of the following is not considered affective processing? (p. 1)

a.  emotion

b.  feeling

c.  knowledge

d.  mood

4. Loud sounds cause hearing loss by damaging hair cells in the: (p. 3)

a.  outer ear

b.  cochlea

c.  middle ear

d.  auditory canal

5. Loud sounds can raise blood pressure, cause stomach trouble, tension, anxiety, fatigue, and crankiness. (p. 5)

a.  true

b.  false

6.  Prolonged exposure to loud sound can bring on: (p. 5)

a.  the threshold of pain

b.  cochleal synapsis

c.  inner ear syndrome

d.  tinnitus

7.  Having educated ears means: (p.7)

a. knowing how to have  healthy ears

b.  the ability to listen with careful discrimination to sound

c.  knowing musical styles and musical theory

d.  knowing what sounds are to loud

8. Analytical listening:  (p. 8)

a. is the same as critical listening

b. involves evaluation of the characteristics of the sound itself

c.   is the evaluation of the content and function of sound cannot be learned

9. Audio professionals must be able to listen both critically and analytically (p. 8)

a. true

b. false
Ch. 2 – Physics and Psychophysics of Sound

1. Sound can be described in 3 ways. What are they?

2. What is a soundwave?

3. Elasticity is the ______________________________.

4. What is compression?

5. The number of cycles that a vibration completes in one second is __________________ .

6. If a vibration completes 50 cycles per second (cps) What is its frequency? ______ (Hz)

7. If a vibration completes 10,000 cps, its frequency is ________.

8. Just below the low end and above the high end, the name of the frequencies

we can only sense and not hear. (there are two)

9. What is an octave?

10. What is a fundamental? What are its harmonics? What are its overtones?

11. What are the 5 components that make up a soundwave?

12. The size of a sound wave determines its _____________.

13. Loudness is measured in ____________.

14. What is Timbre?

15. What is masking?

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