Trivia Questions On Minerals And Matter! Quiz

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Can you identify minerals and matter, and do you think you can ACE this quiz? During this quiz, you will answer interesting questions such as what is and what is not a characteristic of minerals, what JJ Thompson discovered, who said that everything in the universe is made up of tiny particles labeled atoms, and who discovered the universe proton. IF you are searching for information on minerals and matter, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of minerals?
    • A. 

      Crystalline structure

    • B. 

      Formed by inorganic processes

    • C. 

      Definite chemical composition

    • D. 

      Either liquid or soilid

  • 2. 
    Aristotle said that everything is divided into four _____________.
    • A. 

      Molecules

    • B. 

      Elements

    • C. 

      Protons

  • 3. 
    JJ Thompson's discovered what? 
    • A. 

      Electron

    • B. 

      Nucleus

    • C. 

      Proton

  • 4. 
    ________ said that everything in the universe is made up of tiny particles called atoms.
    • A. 

      Democritis

    • B. 

      Dalton

    • C. 

      Copernicus

  • 5. 
    The Curie's isolated radium and showed the harmful effects of radiation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Rutherford said that the electrons circle the nucleus with a fixed orbit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Goldstein discovered the proton.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Chadwick discovered the electron.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    _____________ says that matter cannot be created or destoryed by ordinary means.
  • 10. 
    Nucleur fission involves _________
  • 11. 
    Nuclear Fussion means ____________.
  • 12. 
    A neutral atom that has 8 protons will have how many electrons?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      None

  • 13. 
    Fluorine has a total of 9 electrons. How many electrons are in its outer energy level?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      1

  • 14. 
    If an atom loses 2 electrons, what will be the charge on its ion?
    • A. 

      +2

    • B. 

      -2

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      There's no way to tell.

  • 15. 
    In carbon dioxide, carbon and oxygen combine by sharing electrons.
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide is an ionic compound.

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide is a covalent compound.

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide is not a compound.

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide is a crystal.

  • 16. 
    What does it mean if an atom is radioactive?
    • A. 

      It forms a covalent bond.

    • B. 

      The nucleus splits apart.

    • C. 

      If forms an ion.

    • D. 

      It is useful in radio broadcasting.

  • 17. 
    Which example is NOT a way that radioactive isotopes are used?
    • A. 

      To treat cancer.

    • B. 

      To diagnose certain diseases.

    • C. 

      To produce electricity.

    • D. 

      To make a really good cup of coffee.

  • 18. 
    Ionic bonds are formed whenever
    • A. 

      Atoms smash together.

    • B. 

      Electrons are being shared.

    • C. 

      Electrons are lost or gained.

    • D. 

      Atoms undergo nuclear decay.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following elements would form ionic compounds? 
    • A. 

      Carbon and hydrogen.

    • B. 

      Calcium and oxygen.

    • C. 

      Oxygen and neon.

    • D. 

      Sodium and magnesium.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following describes the property of covalent compounds? 
    • A. 

      They have low melting point.

    • B. 

      They are usually soluble in water.

    • C. 

      They can conduct electricity in liquid form.

    • D. 

      They have high boiling point.

  • 21. 
    What is the charge of the ions formed by alkali metals?
    • A. 

      -1

    • B. 

      +1

    • C. 

      -2

    • D. 

      +2

  • 22. 
    An ionic bond is formed when electrons are
    • A. 

      Shared.

    • B. 

      Divided.

    • C. 

      Lost.

    • D. 

      Transferred.

  • 23. 
    When an atom loses electrons
    • A. 

      It becomes neutral charged.

    • B. 

      It becomes negatively charged.

    • C. 

      It becomes positively charged.

    • D. 

      It becomes both positively and negatively charged.

  • 24. 
    Ionic compounds can conduct electricity because
    • A. 

      The ions are held in fixed positions.

    • B. 

      The ions are able to move in liquid and molten state.

    • C. 

      The electrons are able to move.

    • D. 

      The atoms are able to move in liquid and molten state.

  • 25. 
    What happens to an atom of oxygen? 
    • A. 

      It loses six electrons to become stable.

    • B. 

      It gains three electrons to become stable.

    • C. 

      It loses two electrons to become stable.

    • D. 

      It shares two pairs of electrons with another atom to become stable.

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