Matter And The Scientific Method

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Scientific Method Quizzes & Trivia

Chapter 1 quiz, you should take after reading the first chapter, and attending class on 09/01/08 . It will close after 09/02/08.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A summary of experimental data is a
    • A. 

      Hypothesis.

    • B. 

      Law.

    • C. 

      Theory.

    • D. 

      Prediction.

    • E. 

      Datum.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a heterogeneous mixture?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Tea

    • C. 

      Root beer float

    • D. 

      Vegetable oil

    • E. 

      Vinegar

  • 3. 
    Which of the following processes does not represent a chemical change?
    • A. 

      Iron rusting

    • B. 

      Reaction of sodium metal with water

    • C. 

      Leaves changing color

    • D. 

      Souring of milk

    • E. 

      Dissolving sugar in water

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a compound?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Milk

    • D. 

      Sodium metal

    • E. 

      Air

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a solution?
    • A. 

      Distilled water

    • B. 

      Aspirin tablets

    • C. 

      Table salt

    • D. 

      gasoline

    • E. 

      light

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not an example of matter?
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Light

    • D. 

      Atoms

    • E. 

      Water

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a mismatched definition?
    • A. 

      Hypothesis—a prediction of phenomena

    • B. 

      Experiment—a carefully controlled procedure conducted to test a theory

    • C. 

      Data—facts obtained by experimentation

    • D. 

      Compound—a mixture whose composition varies over a broad range

    • E. 

      Element—a substance that is made up of atoms of only a single type

  • 8. 
    Which of the following processes does not represent a physical change?
    • A. 

      Squeezing the juice from grapes

    • B. 

      Distillation of an ethanol

    • C. 

      Melting ice

    • D. 

      Fermenting grape juice

    • E. 

      Evaporating water

  • 9. 
    Which of the following does not represent a physical property?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Hardness

    • C. 

      Clarity

    • D. 

      Melting point

    • E. 

      Flammability

  • 10. 
    Which of the following does not represent a physical property?
    • A. 

      Boiling point

    • B. 

      Odor

    • C. 

      Density

    • D. 

      Solubility in water

    • E. 

      Reaction with oxygen

  • 11. 
    Which word is inconsistent with scientific knowledge?
    • A. 

      Testable

    • B. 

      Reproducible

    • C. 

      Provable

    • D. 

      Explanatory

    • E. 

      Tentative

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is false?
    • A. 

      A theory provides explanations of observed natural phenomena.

    • B. 

      A theory can be proven correct if sufficient experimental data is acquired.

    • C. 

      A theory must be consistent with all known information.

    • D. 

      Scientific laws are brief statements summarizing large amounts of scientific data.

    • E. 

      A hypothesis is a tentative explanation or prediction which can be tested by experiment.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following does not represent a chemical property?
    • A. 

      Burning of gasoline

    • B. 

      Stability of gold

    • C. 

      Rusting of iron in air

    • D. 

      Shock sensitivity of nitroglycerin

    • E. 

      Conductivity of electricity