Nature Of Matter Unit Test

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Nature Of Matter Unit Test

Nature of Matter


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic property of an element?
    • A. 

      Boiling point

    • B. 

      Volume

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Weight

  • 2. 
    A cubic centimeter is a unit for measuring
    • A. 

      Length

    • B. 

      Mass

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Density

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a compound?
    • A. 

      Has different properties from the elements that formed it

    • B. 

      Is a pure substance

    • C. 

      Different samples have different properties

    • D. 

      Can be represented by a formula

  • 4. 
    An unchanging measurement of the amount of matter an object contains is its
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Volume

    • C. 

      Density

    • D. 

      Length

  • 5. 
    Characteristic properties for a substance
    • A. 

      Depends on volume

    • B. 

      Never change

    • C. 

      Depends on temperature

    • D. 

      Differ on different planets

  • 6. 
    A (n) _____ is a well-blended mixture that appears to be a single substance.
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Pure Substance

    • C. 

      Element

    • D. 

      Solution

  • 7. 
    A chemical bond is 
    • A. 

      A group of atoms that are joined together

    • B. 

      The basic particle of matter

    • C. 

      The force that holds two atoms together

    • D. 

      A substance formed from the chemical combination of two or more atoms

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an example of a chemical change?
    • A. 

      Melting butter

    • B. 

      Breaking Glass

    • C. 

      Mixing milk and chocolate syrup

    • D. 

      Burning Leaves

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT true of atoms?
    • A. 

      They are a compound of molecules

    • B. 

      They make up elements

    • C. 

      They combine to form compounds

    • D. 

      They are extremely small

  • 10. 
    The measure of the average energy of motion of the particles in a substance is
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Pressure

    • C. 

      Chemical Energy

    • D. 

      Viscosity

  • 11. 
    A liquid has a
    • A. 

      Constant temperature

    • B. 

      Crystal structure

    • C. 

      Definite shape

    • D. 

      Definite volume

  • 12. 
    The change from a gas to a liquid is called
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Melting

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Sublimation

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of crystalline solids?
    • A. 

      Particles arranged in repeating patterns

    • B. 

      Becomes softer and softer as temperature rises

    • C. 

      Made up of crystals

    • D. 

      Has a distinct melting point

  • 14. 
    Boyle’s Law state that as the pressure of gas increases, its
    • A. 

      Volume increases

    • B. 

      Volume decreases

    • C. 

      Temperature increases

    • D. 

      Temperature decreases

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of vaporization?
    • A. 

      Dry air gains water as it moves over the ocean

    • B. 

      A bubble forms as water boils

    • C. 

      Wet pavement dries after a rain shower

    • D. 

      Water droplets form on a mirror

  • 16. 
    A substance which takes the shape of volume of its container is a 
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Gas

    • C. 

      Liquid

    • D. 

      Crystal

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is an example of a chemical change?
    • A. 

      Twisting a wire

    • B. 

      Water freezing

    • C. 

      A pond drying up

    • D. 

      Burning gasoline producing carbon dioxide

  • 18. 
    As the gas in a rigid container is heated, its
    • A. 

      Pressure increases

    • B. 

      Volume increases

    • C. 

      Pressure decreases

    • D. 

      Volume decreases

  • 19. 
    A liquid with a low viscosity
    • A. 

      Has a definite shape

    • B. 

      Flows quickly

    • C. 

      Flows slowly

    • D. 

      Fills it's container

  • 20. 
    An element’s properties can be predicted from its 
    • A. 

      Number of protons

    • B. 

      Number of neutrons

    • C. 

      Atomic mass

    • D. 

      Location in the periodic table

  • 21. 
    In the ___ state of matter, electrons are stripped away from the nuclei.
    • A. 

      Gas

    • B. 

      Plasma

    • C. 

      Liquid

    • D. 

      Solid

  • 22. 
    If a substance is ____, it can be pulled or drawn into a wire.
    • A. 

      Ductile

    • B. 

      Malleable

    • C. 

      Liquid

    • D. 

      Solid

  • 23. 
    The sun and many other stars are made mostly of the element
    • A. 

      Carbon

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 24. 
    A (n) _____ is a positively charged particle in an atom’s nucleus.
    • A. 

      Electron

    • B. 

      Neutron

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      Proton

  • 25. 
    Which o f the following is NOT a characteristic of most metals?
    • A. 

      Brittle

    • B. 

      Good conductor

    • C. 

      Ductile

    • D. 

      Malleable

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