Phases And Phase Changes Quiz 2

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Matter Quizzes & Trivia

In this scientific quiz, we’ll be turning our attention to the fundamental states of matter – solids, gases and liquids – as well as how each of them can be changed from one state to another. Do you know your stuff?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Matter changes state when a sufficient amount of thermal energy changes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A ___________ has a definite shape and a definite volume.
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Gas

    • D. 

      Molecule

  • 4. 
    A ____________ has no definite shape, but a definite volume.
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Gas

    • D. 

      Molecule

  • 5. 
    Which states of matter can be compressed?
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Gas

  • 6. 
    The molecules in a solid vibrate against each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In order for a liquid to change into a solid, the object must ______________ thermal energy.
    • A. 

      Gain

    • B. 

      Lose

  • 8. 
    What phase change does dry ice undergo when it transforms from a solid to a gas, skipping the liquid phase entirely?
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Boiling

    • C. 

      Sublimation

  • 9. 
    When you place a pot of water on the stove and heat the water up, you notice that bubbles form throughout. What phase change is the water undergoing?
    • A. 

      Boiling

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Evaporation

  • 10. 
    Evaporation takes place throughout the entire liquid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What happens to the speed in which particles move when the change from a liquid to a solid?
    • A. 

      Particles speed increases

    • B. 

      Particles speed decreases

  • 12. 
    The temperature at which matter changes from a solid to a liquid is called the _________ point.
    • A. 

      Boiling

    • B. 

      Melting

  • 13. 
    The beads of sweat on the outside of your cup come from the water vapor in the air. What phase change did the water vapor have to undergo to become the dew drops on the outside of your cup?
    • A. 

      Boiling

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Sublimation

  • 14. 
    The following occurs when heat energy is removed:Gas ---(A)-->    Liquid  ---(B)--->    SolidWhat would be the phase changes for A and B respectfully?
    • A. 

      Melting, Evaporating

    • B. 

      Melting, Condensation

    • C. 

      Condensation, Freezing

    • D. 

      Condensation, Melting

    • E. 

      Boiling, Freezing

  • 15. 
    Examine the following sequence of phase changes:Solid --->  Liquid --->  GasWould we need to ADD or REMOVE heat energy?
    • A. 

      Add heat energy

    • B. 

      Remove heat energy

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 16. 
    The phase change that occurs when a gas is cooled and changes into a solid is known as...
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Freezing

  • 17. 
    When isopropyl alcohol was spilled over the counter top and quickly disappeared, what phase change occurred?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Boiling

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Sublimation

  • 18. 
    A student noticed frost was on the ground at 6:30 a.m. but noticed it disappeared by 8:30 a.m. What phase change was responsible for turning the frost into water vapor?
    • A. 

      Melting

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Sublimation

    • D. 

      Deposition

  • 19. 
    The change in state from gas to liquid is called ____________.
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Freezing

    • C. 

      Melting

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 20. 
    Check any of the following that are part of the Kinetic Theory: 
    • A. 

      All particles are in constant, random motion

    • B. 

      There are 4 states of matter including solids, liquids, gases and plasma.

    • C. 

      Particles are constantly colliding with each other due to their constant motion.

    • D. 

      All matter is made of small particles like atoms and molecules.

  • 21. 
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