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Chapter 1 Test -- Introduction To Matter

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Chapter 1 Test -- Introduction To Matter

This is a quiz on Chapter 1 of the Physical Science book. The title of the chapter is "Introduction to Matter".

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Atoms

    • B. 

      Mixtures

    • C. 

      Elements

    • D. 

      Compounds

  • 2. 
    Substances that CANNOT be broken down into other substances are called __________.
    • A. 

      Compounds

    • B. 

      Liquids

    • C. 

      Mixtures

    • D. 

      Elements

  • 3. 
    In chemistry, elements are represented by _________________.
    • A. 

      Building blocks

    • B. 

      Formulas

    • C. 

      Symbols

    • D. 

      Ratios

  • 4. 
    The measurement of how much matter an object contains is its _________________.
    • A. 

      Density

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Mass

    • D. 

      Volume

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT true of a compound?
    • A. 

      It contains elements combined in a specific ratio.

    • B. 

      It is made up of two or more elements.

    • C. 

      It is made of substances that keep their individual properties.

    • D. 

      It contains elements that are chemically combined.

  • 6. 
    The SI unit for mass is the ___________________.
    • A. 

      Kilogram

    • B. 

      Ounce

    • C. 

      Liter

    • D. 

      Pound

  • 7. 
    How would you calculate the density of an object?
    • A. 

      Multiply its weight times its mass

    • B. 

      Divide its weight by its volume

    • C. 

      Divide its mass by its volume

    • D. 

      Multiply its volume times its mass

  • 8. 
    What is the density of a block of wood with a volume of 10 cubic centimeter and a mass of 100 grams?
    • A. 

      10 grams/cubic centimeter

    • B. 

      100 grams/cubic centimeter

    • C. 

      1 gram/cubic centimeter

    • D. 

      10 cubic centimeters/gram

  • 9. 
    All elements are composed of extremely small particles called _______________.
    • A. 

      Molecules

    • B. 

      Atoms

    • C. 

      Mixtures

    • D. 

      Compounds

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Mixtures

    • B. 

      Compounds

    • C. 

      Elements

    • D. 

      Molecule

  • 11. 
    What holds atoms together in a molecule?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Chemical bonds

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Density

  • 12. 
    What technique did miners use to separate dirt from gold?
    • A. 

      Heating along with charcoal

    • B. 

      Electrolysis

    • C. 

      Melting

    • D. 

      Panning

  • 13. 
    What does this diagram represent?
    • A. 

      Molecules

    • B. 

      An atom

    • C. 

      An element

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 14. 
    What does this picture represent?
    • A. 

      A homogeneous mixture

    • B. 

      An element

    • C. 

      A heterogeneous mixture

    • D. 

      A pure substance

  • 15. 
    What does this picture represent? 
    • A. 

      A pure substance

    • B. 

      A mixture

    • C. 

      A compound

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Which of the following examples below represents a homogeneous mixture?
    • A. 

      Salad dressing

    • B. 

      A trash dump

    • C. 

      Your closet

    • D. 

      A glass of water

  • 17. 
    What shows the ratio of elements in a compound?
    • A. 

      A mixture

    • B. 

      Element symbols

    • C. 

      A formula

    • D. 

      A compound

  • 18. 
    Most matter occurs in the environment as _________________.
    • A. 

      Elements

    • B. 

      Compounds

    • C. 

      Mixtures

    • D. 

      Atoms

  • 19. 
    The measure of the force of gravity on an object is called its _______________.
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Length

    • C. 

      Weight

    • D. 

      Height

  • 20. 
    True or False -- The density of a substance varies with the samples of that substance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What is made of two or more substances that are together in the same place, but NOT chemically combined?
    • A. 

      A molecule

    • B. 

      A mixture

    • C. 

      An atom

    • D. 

      A compound

  • 22. 
    The measurement of the amount of space an object takes up is its ______________.
    • A. 

      Volume

    • B. 

      Density

    • C. 

      Formula

    • D. 

      Mass

  • 23. 
    A change in matter that produces new substances is called a _________________.
    • A. 

      Physical change

    • B. 

      Mental change

    • C. 

      Chemical change