Dalton Review

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Dalton Review

Short review of John Dalton


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  • 1. 
    John Dalton was born in ?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      USA

    • D. 

      England

  • 2. 
    John Dalton made his contributions to science in the ?
    • A. 

      Early 1700s

    • B. 

      Early 1800s

    • C. 

      Early 1900s

    • D. 

      Early 1600s

  • 3. 
    Dalton's greatest contribution to chemistry was:
    • A. 

      His theory of relativity

    • B. 

      His theory of the atom

    • C. 

      His theory of radioactivity

    • D. 

      His theory of energy

  • 4. 
    Dalton thought that matter was made up of small indivisible particles that we now call atoms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Dalton felt that atoms of the same element were almost identical but that there might be slight differences.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Dalton was able to determine the relative (not the actual) weights of many of the known atoms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Dalton theorized that when atoms of different elements were combined into compounds, the atoms sometimes were changed into new atoms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Dalton theorized that when atoms combined with other atoms to form compounds, they did so in simple whole number ratios.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Democritus of ancient Greece thought that small particles might make up everything around us. Why weren't his ideas accepted later on by scientists?
    • A. 

      Democritus had no experimental evidence that we know of.

    • B. 

      He later changed his mind.

    • C. 

      He based his ideas on Greek mythology.

    • D. 

      He stole his ideas from Aristotle.

  • 10. 
    Dalton also studied many other subjects during his life.  Which of the following was NOT mentioned?
    • A. 

      Meteorology

    • B. 

      Color-blindness

    • C. 

      Radioactivity

    • D. 

      Grammar