Ch 2 Minerals Section 1 Matter

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 115

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Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

These questions will assess your understanding of the essential standards of matter in Section 1 of Chapter 2


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the eight most common elements in Earth's continental crust?
    • A. 

      Carbon

    • B. 

      Silicon

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Aluminum

  • 2. 
    Who was the first scientist to discover atoms?
    • A. 

      Democritus

    • B. 

      Bohr

    • C. 

      John Dalton

    • D. 

      Thomson

  • 3. 
    Who believed that all atoms were made up of negatively charged particles free flowing in a positively charged mass?
    • A. 

      Dalton

    • B. 

      Thomson

    • C. 

      All Greek philosphers

    • D. 

      Bohr

  • 4. 
    Which subatomic particle(s) orbits the nucleus in a fixed orbit?
    • A. 

      Proton

    • B. 

      Neutron

    • C. 

      Electron

    • D. 

      Protons and electrons

  • 5. 
    What is the charge of a proton?
    • A. 

      Negative

    • B. 

      Positive

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      No charge

  • 6. 
    Who was the "Father of the Periodic Table"
  • 7. 
    Each horizontal row is a ____________ on the periodic table.
  • 8. 
    Name the class of elements that makes up the majority of the periodic table.
    • A. 

      Metals

    • B. 

      Nonmetals

    • C. 

      Metalloids

    • D. 

      Gases

  • 9. 
    What is the family name of group 8A?
    • A. 

      Halgens

    • B. 

      Alkali Metals

    • C. 

      Boron

    • D. 

      Transition metals

  • 10. 
    How many electrons can the first energy level hold?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      1

  • 11. 
    DNA is a molecule...
    • A. 

      Made up of lots of atoms

    • B. 

      Made up of lots of balls

    • C. 

      That is straight

    • D. 

      Made up of only a few atoms

    • E. 

      Made of only carbon

  • 12. 
    What is the atomic mass of this element?
    • A. 

      27

    • B. 

      32

    • C. 

      59

    • D. 

      86

    • E. 

      197

  • 13. 
    How many electrons are in the outer orbital of this atom?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      18

    • E. 

      24

  • 14. 
    AMU stands for 
    • A. 

      Absolute Mass Unit

    • B. 

      Atomic Making Unit

    • C. 

      Atomic Mass Unit

    • D. 

      Abraham's Mass Unit

  • 15. 
    The atomic number
    • A. 

      Tells what can and what cannot move in an atom

    • B. 

      Orbits the center proton

    • C. 

      States how many spoolas are in the nucleus

    • D. 

      Is the same as the amount of protons

  • 16. 
    Protons...
    • A. 

      Are negatively charged

    • B. 

      Orbit the nucleus

    • C. 

      Are positively charged

    • D. 

      1/2000 amu

  • 17. 
    Electrons...
    • A. 

      Orbit the nucleus and negatively charged

    • B. 

      Are positively charged and make up the nucleus

    • C. 

      Take up most of the mass in the atom

    • D. 

      Are the same as the atomic number

  • 18. 
    The nucleus
    • A. 

      Is made up of protons and neutrons

    • B. 

      Orbits the center proton

    • C. 

      Is the coldest point in the atom

    • D. 

      Surrounds the atom

  • 19. 
    Which subatomic particles are MOST involved in chemical bonding?
    • A. 

      Protons

    • B. 

      Electrons

    • C. 

      Neutrons

    • D. 

      Isotopes

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