Ks3 Science Diagnostic Test

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Diagnostic Quizzes & Trivia

KS3 Science Diagnostic Test, suitable for pupils in Yr8 and Yr9.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do animal and plant cells have in common?
    • A. 

      Cell membrane, nucleus

    • B. 

      Cell membrane, cell wall

    • C. 

      Vacuole, nucleus

    • D. 

      Cell wall, nucleus

    • E. 

      Chloroplasts and vacuole

  • 2. 
    What shape best describes a red blood cell?
    • A. 

      Spherical

    • B. 

      Square

    • C. 

      Oval

    • D. 

      Biconcave

    • E. 

      Rectangular

  • 3. 
    What are the tubes called that carry water to the leaf?
    • A. 

      Phloem

    • B. 

      Xylem

    • C. 

      Stem

    • D. 

      Root

    • E. 

      Leaf

  • 4. 
    Which organs turns waste products into urine?
    • A. 

      Bladder

    • B. 

      Lungs

    • C. 

      Kidney

    • D. 

      Heart

    • E. 

      Liver

  • 5. 
    Where does photosynthesis take place?
    • A. 

      The flower

    • B. 

      The root

    • C. 

      The stem

    • D. 

      The leaf

    • E. 

      The fruit

  • 6. 
    What is a cell membrane for?
    • A. 

      Controlling the activities of the cell

    • B. 

      It is where chemical reaction take place

    • C. 

      Controlling what passes in and out of the cells

    • D. 

      To contain genes

    • E. 

      To keep the leaf in shape

  • 7. 
    Which statement is true for cytoplasm?
    • A. 

      Controls what enters and leaves the cell

    • B. 

      Keep the shape of the cell stops the cell from bursting

    • C. 

      Controls what happen in the cell

    • D. 

      Where the cell's chemical reactions take place

    • E. 

      Helps to absorb water

  • 8. 
    What is meant by menstruation?
    • A. 

      An egg is released

    • B. 

      Blood from the uterus wall is lost

    • C. 

      Fertilisation takes place

    • D. 

      The lining of the uterus starts to grow again.

    • E. 

      Supplying protein to the baby & the pregnant lady

  • 9. 
    What is meant by ovulation?
    • A. 

      An egg is released

    • B. 

      Blood from the uterus wall is lost

    • C. 

      Fertilisation takes place

    • D. 

      The lining of the uterus starts to grow again.

    • E. 

      Supplying protein to the baby & the pregnant lady

  • 10. 
    Tobacco contains a very poisonous substance. Which one of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      Benzene

    • B. 

      Chlorophyll

    • C. 

      Nicotine

    • D. 

      Calcium

    • E. 

      Mercury

  • 11. 
    Which two properties about hydrogen gas are correct?(Tick 2 options)
    • A. 

      Hydrogen does not dissolve in water.

    • B. 

      Hydrogen dissolves in water.

    • C. 

      Hydrogen has a lower density than air.

    • D. 

      Hydrogen is more dense than air.

    • E. 

      Hydrogen does not dissolve in water & is more dense than air.

  • 12. 
    What is produced when hydrogen burns in air?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen Oxide or Water.

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Carbon Di Oxide

    • E. 

      Carbon Mono Oxide

  • 13. 
    Which three elements are combined in ethanol?
    • A. 

      Carbon, hydrogen & oxygen

    • B. 

      Sulphur, nitrogen & hydrogen

    • C. 

      Calcium, potassium & chlorine

    • D. 

      Bromine, benzene & silver

    • E. 

      Sulphur, copper & iodine

  • 14. 
    What do we call a mixture of sodium chloride and water?
    • A. 

      Solvent

    • B. 

      Solute

    • C. 

      Solution

    • D. 

      Soluble

    • E. 

      Insoluble

  • 15. 
    Which gas, found in the air, dissolves in rain water to form acidic rain?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Neon

    • E. 

      Argon

  • 16. 
    How does carbon dioxide cause global warming?
    • A. 

      The gas trap the heat reaching the earth from the sun

    • B. 

      It makes acid rain

    • C. 

      It destroys the ozone layer

    • D. 

      It attacks the chalk and limestone

    • E. 

      It reduces the temparature of the air

  • 17. 
    Tick the correct statements below
    • A. 

      Copper sulphate is insoluable in water

    • B. 

      Sugar is more soluable in hot water than cold water

    • C. 

      Most solutes are more soluble at high tempaeratures

    • D. 

      Water is a solvent or all solids

    • E. 

      When no more solute can dissolve in a solution it has formed a saturated solution

  • 18. 
    Ice is an example of which state of matter?
    • A. 

      Gas

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Solid

    • D. 

      Steam

    • E. 

      Ion

  • 19. 
    What  happens to particles when they are heated?
    • A. 

      They move less

    • B. 

      They get bigger

    • C. 

      They move around more

    • D. 

      They get smaller

    • E. 

      They become stabilized

  • 20. 
    Which particles are found in shells around a nucleus?
    • A. 

      Protons & neutrons

    • B. 

      Protons & electrons

    • C. 

      Electrons only

    • D. 

      Neutrons only

    • E. 

      Masons

  • 21. 
    How far will a bus travel in 5 hours if its speed is 60 km/hour?
    • A. 

      12 km

    • B. 

      24 km

    • C. 

      300 km

    • D. 

      120 km

    • E. 

      700 km

  • 22. 
    A sloping straight line on a distance-time graph tells us that the object is:
    • A. 

      Accelerating

    • B. 

      Going up hill

    • C. 

      Going down hill

    • D. 

      Decelerating

    • E. 

      Moving at a constant speed

  • 23. 
    Which of the following will happen if balanced forces are applied to an object?
    • A. 

      It will accelerate

    • B. 

      It will decelerate

    • C. 

      It may travel at a constant speed

    • D. 

      It will change direction

    • E. 

      It will move slightly

  • 24. 
    Friction between the surfaces can be increased by :
    • A. 

      Polishing the surfaces

    • B. 

      Roughening the surfaces

    • C. 

      Using a lubricant

    • D. 

      Adding water

    • E. 

      Making streamlined

  • 25. 
    What pressure is created when a force of 64 N is applied over an area of 4 metre square? 
    • A. 

      256 Pa

    • B. 

      16 Nm

    • C. 

      16 Pa

    • D. 

      256 Nm

    • E. 

      300 Pa