Atomic Structure Test Practice Questions!

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Atomic Structure Test Practice Questions!

Welcome to the Electronic Learning Environment for Physical Science. This instrument will test your knowledge of the historical development of the atom and it's scientists. There is a set of flashcards "atomic structure" on the science website called Mitchell's Cosmic Adventure.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _____ comes from a Greek word which means "indivisible".  (Please observe correct grammar rules for your answer.)
  • 2. 
    Select the most correct descriptions of what happened when Marsden directed a beam of particles at the piece of gold foil.   (Please select two correct answers to receive credit for this question.)
    • A. 

      More alpha particles were deflected than expected

    • B. 

      None of the alpha particles were deflected

    • C. 

      All of the alpha rays were deflected

    • D. 

      Some of the alpha particles bounced back toward source

    • E. 

      All the beta particles passed through the gold foil

  • 3. 
    Ernest Rutherford was an English chemist, meteorologist, and physicists.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The nucleus was discovered in 1911 as a result of Rutherford's gold foil experiment performed by _____ and _____.   (Please select two of the most correct scientists from the list.)
    • A. 

      Marsden

    • B. 

      Geiger

    • C. 

      Einstein

    • D. 

      Thomson

    • E. 

      Bohr

  • 5. 
    _____ particles are high-energy, high-speed electrons or positrons emitted by certain types of radioactive nuclei such as potassium-40.
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

    • C. 

      Theta

    • D. 

      Omega

    • E. 

      Pi

  • 6. 
    In _____ when Henri Becquerel researched the newly discovered X-rays.
    • A. 

      1808

    • B. 

      1911

    • C. 

      1926

    • D. 

      1897

    • E. 

      1896

  • 7. 
    _____ was an ancient Greek philosopher (460 BCE - 370 BCE). He was known for his influence on modern science.
    • A. 

      Democritus

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Dalton, John

    • D. 

      Thomson, J.J.

    • E. 

      Rutherford, E

  • 8. 
    Bohr's model was correct in assigning energy levels to electrons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    _____ was an ancient Greek philosopher designed the model of fire, earth, water, and air.
    • A. 

      Democritus

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Dalton, John

    • D. 

      Thomson, J.J.

    • E. 

      Rutherford, E

  • 10. 
    Who worked on the atomic model as shown in the image below? 
    • A. 

      Dalton

    • B. 

      Rutherford

    • C. 

      Thomson

    • D. 

      Bohr

    • E. 

      Chadwick

    • F. 

      Schrodinger

  • 11. 
    Who worked on the atomic model as shown in the image below? 
    • A. 

      Dalton

    • B. 

      Rutherford

    • C. 

      Thomson

    • D. 

      Bohr

    • E. 

      Chadwick

    • F. 

      Schrodinger

    • G. 

      Curie

    • H. 

      Marsden

    • I. 

      Geiger

  • 12. 
    Who worked with Maria Curie and discovered uranium salts were radioactive on film as shown in the image below? 
    • A. 

      Dalton

    • B. 

      Rutherford

    • C. 

      Thomson

    • D. 

      Bohr

    • E. 

      Chadwick

    • F. 

      Becquerel

    • G. 

      Curie

    • H. 

      Marsden

    • I. 

      Geiger

  • 13. 
    What type of radiation is displayed in the image below?   (Please enter your answer in allow lower case letters.) 
  • 14. 
    What type of radiation particle is shown in the image below? 
    • A. 

      Alpha Particle

    • B. 

      Beta Particle

    • C. 

      Gamma Ray

    • D. 

      Cosmic Ray

  • 15. 
    What type of radiation particle is shown in the image to the left? 
    • A. 

      Alpha Particle

    • B. 

      Beta Particle

    • C. 

      Gamma Ray

    • D. 

      Cosmic Ray

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