Periodic Table Quiz: Trivia Exam!

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Periodic Table Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Most of an atom is empty space.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The energy of an electron depends on which energy level it is in.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In an atom, an electron that is close to the nucleus is on the highest energy level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Elements are placed in the same column of the periodic table because they have the same number of outer electrons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The particles that make up an atom are ____.
    • A. 

      Protons, nuclei, electrons

    • B. 

      Elements, protons, neutrons

    • C. 

      Protons, neutrons, nuclei

    • D. 

      Protons, neutrons, electrons

  • 6. 
    In an atom, electrons ____.
    • A. 

      Are located in the nucleus

    • B. 

      Are paired with neutrons

    • C. 

      Circle outside the nucleus

    • D. 

      Are always in the same place

  • 7. 
    Dot diagrams are used to represent ____.
    • A. 

      Protons

    • B. 

      Outer electrons

    • C. 

      Total electrons

    • D. 

      Neutrons

  • 8. 
    The energy levels of an atom are occupied by ____.
    • A. 

      Electrons

    • B. 

      Protons

    • C. 

      Neutrons

    • D. 

      Ions

  • 9. 
    The maximum number of electrons in the second energy level of an atom is ____.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Ten

  • 10. 
    Which element has a stable number of electrons in its outer energy level?
    • A. 

      Neon

    • B. 

      Hydrogen

    • C. 

      Chlorine

    • D. 

      Sulfur

  • 11. 
    How many dots are shown in the electron dot diagram for calcium?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Twenty

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

      Atoms have a tiny nucleus in the center.

    • B. 

      Protons and neutrons are located in the nucleus.

    • C. 

      Electrons circle the nucleus like planets.

    • D. 

      All atomic nuclei are positively charged.

  • 13. 
    Which element is in the same family as magnesium?
    • A. 

      Sodium

    • B. 

      Sulfur

    • C. 

      Potassium

    • D. 

      Calcium

  • 14. 
    Which statement is true of an element that has 5 protons and 5 electrons?
    • A. 

      It has 5 neutrons.

    • B. 

      It has an atomic mass of 10.

    • C. 

      It has an atomic mass of 5.

    • D. 

      It has an atomic number of 5.