Grade 10 Science Practice Test

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Grade 10 Science Practice Test

Sure, you've passed the 10th grade or is yet to; in both cases, you should be familiar with all these basics concepts that are being discussed in the following quiz. Giddy up and take this quiz, you might get to know the unknown.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In all living things, the basic unit of life is the:
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Cell

    • C. 

      Nucleolus

    • D. 

      Brain

  • 2. 
    A group of tissues working together to perform a common function is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Cell

    • B. 

      Specialized Cell

    • C. 

      Organ System

    • D. 

      Organ

  • 3. 
    The plant cells that can develop into any type of tissue are called:
    • A. 

      Embryonic stem cells

    • B. 

      Meristems

    • C. 

      Blood cells

    • D. 

      Xylems

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Interphase

    • B. 

      Anaphase

    • C. 

      Telophase

    • D. 

      Metaphase

  • 5. 
    Plant cells are different from animal cells because they have:
    • A. 

      Cell walls

    • B. 

      Large vacuole

    • C. 

      Chloroplasts

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Epithelial, connective, vascular, and nervous tissues are the four types of animal tissues.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A cell spends most of its life in metaphase.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Energy Production

    • B. 

      Reproduction

    • C. 

      Mitosis

    • D. 

      Waste Removal

  • 9. 
    Prokaryotic cells differ from eukaryotic cells in that prokaryotic cells do not contain: 
    • A. 

      Cytoplasm

    • B. 

      DNA

    • C. 

      Organelles

    • D. 

      A nucleus

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach?
    • A. 

      Trachea

    • B. 

      Esophagus

    • C. 

      Bronchioles

    • D. 

      Nasal Cavity

  • 11. 
    In humans, after which stage of the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract is food fully digested?
    • A. 

      Large Intestines

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Small Intestines

    • D. 

      Rectum

  • 12. 
    White blood cells:
    • A. 

      Fight infection

    • B. 

      Carry oxygen

    • C. 

      Help with clotting

    • D. 

      Carry carbon dioxide to the heart

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Contain blue blood

    • B. 

      Have valves the prevent back flow

    • C. 

      Are under less pressure than arteries

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Cartilage

    • B. 

      Smooth muscle tissue

    • C. 

      Epithelial tissue

    • D. 

      Connective tissue

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are involved in involuntary contraction and relaxation?
    • A. 

      Heartbeat

    • B. 

      Diaphragm

    • C. 

      Internal anal sphincter

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Large vessels that carry blood away from the heart are called:
    • A. 

      Veins

    • B. 

      Alveoli

    • C. 

      Arteries

    • D. 

      Capillaries

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Roots

    • B. 

      Xylem and phloem

    • C. 

      Stamen and pistil

    • D. 

      Ground tissue system

  • 18. 
    A heart attack occurs when coronary arteries become completely blocked.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In what order does oxygen travel through the lungs?
    • A. 

      Bronchus, Bronchiole, Alveoli

    • B. 

      Bronchus, Arteriole, Bronchiole

    • C. 

      Alveoli, Bronchiole, Bronchus

    • D. 

      Bronchiole, Alveoli, Arteriole

  • 20. 
    Which best describes the path of blood through the vessels of the circulatory system?
    • A. 

      Arteries, Veins, Capillaries, Venules, Arterioles

    • B. 

      Capillaries, Arterioles, Arteries, Venules, Veins

    • C. 

      Arteries, Arterioles, Capillaries, Venules, Veins

    • D. 

      Veins, Venules, Capillaries, Arterioles, Arteries

  • 21. 
    Ingested food passes through which of the following organs?
    • A. 

      Gall Bladder

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
  • 23. 
    The _________ on the periodic table indicates the number of energy shells an atom has.
  • 24. 
    A charged atom is called a(n) __________
  • 25. 
    The proton is a subatomic particle with a ___________ charge.
  • 26. 
    A __________ is formed when 2 or more elements are combined together.
  • 27. 
    A negative ion is created when an atom _________ electrons.
  • 28. 
    Compounds which only contain non-metals are called ionic compounds
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    When naming molecular (covalent) compounds, prefixes are used
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    A new smell may indicate that a chemical reaction has occured
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    When writing the chemical names for some transition elements, Roman numerals may be required
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Check the box of every ionic compound below
    • A. 

      Calcium iodide

    • B. 

      Potassium nitride

    • C. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • D. 

      Lead (II) sulfate

    • E. 

      Nitrogen trifluoride

    • F. 

      Aluminium hydroxide

  • 34. 
    Water and salt are the products of most acid/base neutralization reactions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    The correct chemical formula for copper (I) bromide is __________
  • 36. 
    A chemical property is illustrated by the following:
    • A. 

      Wood burns

    • B. 

      Water is a colourless liquid

    • C. 

      Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius

    • D. 

      The density of water is 1.0g/ml

  • 37. 
    A covalent bond would most likely form between a:
    • A. 

      Chlorine atom and a magnesium atom

    • B. 

      Chlorine atom and another chlorine atom

    • C. 

      Chlorine atom and an iron atom

    • D. 

      Sodium atom and a fluorine atom

  • 38. 
    Which group on the periodic table has elements with full valence shells?
    • A. 

      Alkali metals

    • B. 

      Halogens

    • C. 

      Oxygen family

    • D. 

      Noble gasses

  • 39. 
    When forming compounds, metal elements tend to:
    • A. 

      Lose electrons

    • B. 

      Share electrons

    • C. 

      Gain electrons

    • D. 

      Form diatomic molecules

  • 40. 
    On the periodic table, elements in the same vertical column have the same:
    • A. 

      Number of neutrons

    • B. 

      Number of valence shells

    • C. 

      Number of valence electrons

    • D. 

      Number of total electrons

  • 41. 
    Check the boxes of all the oxyacids
    • A. 

      Phosphorous acid

    • B. 

      HF

    • C. 

      Hydroiodic acid

    • D. 

      Carbonic acid

    • E. 

      Sulphuric acid

    • F. 

      Hydrochloric acid

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Which of the following does not represent a chemical change?
    • A. 

      NaCl dissolves easily in water

    • B. 

      A match burns when struck and exposed to oxygen in air

    • C. 

      A solid, precipitate form when two liquids are mixed together

    • D. 

      Bread forms a crust when baked

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      Potassium atoms have an odd number of protons

    • B. 

      Potassium atoms exist as positive cations

    • C. 

      The atomic mass of an element is an average of the atomic masses of all of the isotopes of that element occurring in nature

    • D. 

      Potassium atoms give up electrons when they bond with non-metals

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      Iron and silver

    • B. 

      Potassium and sodium

    • C. 

      Sulfur potassium

    • D. 

      Neon and argon

  • 46. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of a base, such as NaOH?
    • A. 

      Tastes bitter

    • B. 

      Conducts electricity

    • C. 

      Has a pH greater than 7

    • D. 

      Releases hydrogen ions

  • 47. 
    Which of the following best describes light made through incandescence?
    • A. 

      Coals in a woodstove

    • B. 

      Sparks from grinding metal

    • C. 

      Filament lightbulb

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 48. 
    Through which type of material does light pass through most easily?
    • A. 

      Translucent

    • B. 

      Transparent

    • C. 

      Opaque

    • D. 

      Reflective

  • 49. 
    Which of the following has the longest wavelength?
    • A. 

      Radio waves

    • B. 

      Microwaves

    • C. 

      Ultra violet rays

    • D. 

      Visible light

  • 50. 
    As index of refraction increases, the speed of light:
    • A. 

      Experiences no change

    • B. 

      Speeds up

    • C. 

      Slows down

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 51. 
    When a pencil is placed in water and appears to be bent or broken, this is due to:
    • A. 

      Optical problems in the water

    • B. 

      Refraction

    • C. 

      Reflective energy

    • D. 

      Angle of the water

  • 52. 
    Glow sticks are an example of:
    • A. 

      Chemiluminescence

    • B. 

      Triboluminescence

    • C. 

      Incandescence

    • D. 

      LED

  • 53. 
    Which of the following would you expect to have the highest index of refraction?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Acrylic

    • D. 

      Diamond

  • 54. 
    A diverging mirror will always produce what type of image?
    • A. 

      Larger, inverted, in front, real

    • B. 

      Smaller, upright, behind, virtual

    • C. 

      Smaller, upright, in front, real

    • D. 

      It will not produce a clear image

  • 55. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    The production of light from hitting two pieces of quartz rock together is called triboluminescence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    The production of light by living things is called incandescence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    Light produced over time resulting from the absorption of ultraviolet light is known as fluorescence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    When light speeds up, it bends __________ (from) the normal