# Properties Of Matter Quiz Exam!

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• 1.

### What is mass?

• A.

The amount matter an object takes up

• B.

A pure substance that has more than one value

• C.

The amount of space an object takes up

A. The amount matter an object takes up
Explanation
The correct answer is "The amount matter an object takes up." This explanation accurately defines mass as the measure of the amount of matter present in an object. Mass is not related to the substance having multiple values or the amount of space an object occupies.

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• 2.

### Which measurement would be different if you were on the Moon versus on Earth?

• A.

Mass

• B.

Weight

B. Weight
Explanation
The weight would be different if you were on the Moon versus on Earth. This is because weight is the force exerted on an object due to gravity, and the strength of gravity is different on the Moon compared to Earth. The Moon has a weaker gravitational pull, so the weight of an object would be less on the Moon compared to Earth. However, the mass of an object would remain the same, as mass is a measure of the amount of matter in an object and is independent of gravity.

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• 3.

### What is buoyancy?

• A.

The property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape and to recover its original form

• B.

The ability to be easily changed into a new shape:

• C.

Is the force that causes objects to float.

• D.

Option 4

C. Is the force that causes objects to float.
Explanation
Buoyancy is the force that causes objects to float. When an object is placed in a fluid, such as water or air, it experiences an upward force called buoyancy. This force is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object. If the buoyant force is greater than the weight of the object, it will float. If the buoyant force is less than the weight of the object, it will sink. Therefore, buoyancy is the force that determines whether an object will float or sink in a fluid.

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• 4.

### What's malleability?

• A.

The property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape and to recover its original form

• B.

The ability to be easily changed into a new shape

• C.

Is the force that causes objects to float.

• D.

Any

B. The ability to be easily changed into a new shape
Explanation
Malleability refers to the ability of a substance to be easily changed into a new shape without breaking or cracking. This property allows the substance to be hammered, rolled, or pressed into thin sheets or other desired forms. It is different from the force that causes objects to float or any other unrelated concept.

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### What is elasticity?

• A.

The property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape and to recover its original form

• B.

The ability to be easily changed into a new shape:

• C.

Is the force that causes objects to float.

A. The property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape and to recover its original form
Explanation
The correct answer is the property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape and to recover its original form. This definition accurately describes elasticity, which is the ability of a material to deform under stress and return to its original shape once the stress is removed. Elastic materials can stretch, compress, or bend and then bounce back to their original state. This property is essential in various fields, such as engineering, physics, and materials science.

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### What is density?

• A.

The ability to be easily changed into a new shape:

• B.

The property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape and to recover its original form

• C.

Is a measure of the mass of a substance per unit volume.

C. Is a measure of the mass of a substance per unit volume.
Explanation
Density is a measure of the mass of a substance per unit volume. It quantifies how much mass is packed into a given volume of a substance. It is calculated by dividing the mass of the substance by its volume. This property helps in comparing the compactness or concentration of different substances.

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• 7.

### You are given a mystery object in science class. Your teacher asks you to determine if your object is more or less dense than water. You place the object in the water and it sinks. What statement would best describe this situation?

• A.

Water is denser than the mystery substance.

• B.

They both have the same mass.

• C.

The mystery object must be less dense

• D.

The mystery object is denser than water.

D. The mystery object is denser than water.
Explanation
The fact that the mystery object sinks in water indicates that it is denser than water. Objects with higher density than the liquid they are placed in will sink, while objects with lower density will float. Since the mystery object sinks, it means that its density is greater than that of water.

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• 8.

### How is mass different than weight?

• A.

Mass and weight are not any different. They are exactly the same.

• B.

Mass is the amount of matter and wight is the amount of matter plus energy.

• C.

Mass is the amount of matter and weight is the amount of matter plus gravity.

• D.

​​​​​​Mass is the amount of matter and weight is the amount of matter plus electricity.

C. Mass is the amount of matter and weight is the amount of matter plus gravity.
Explanation
Mass and weight are different concepts in physics. Mass refers to the amount of matter in an object, while weight is the force exerted on an object due to gravity. Mass remains constant regardless of the location, while weight can vary depending on the strength of gravity. This is why an object may weigh less on the moon compared to Earth, but its mass remains the same. Therefore, the correct answer is that mass is the amount of matter and weight is the amount of matter plus gravity.

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• 9.

### Density is equal to which of the following?

• A.

Volume divided by mass

• B.

Mass plus volume

• C.

Mass divided by volume

• D.

​​​​​​Volume multiplied by mass

C. Mass divided by volume
Explanation
Density is a measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume. It is calculated by dividing the mass of an object by its volume. Therefore, the correct answer is "Mass divided by volume."

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• 10.

### What is the density of an object with a mass of 48 grams and a volume of 3 ml?

• A.

​​​​​​​144 g/ml

• B.

​​​​​​​16 g/ml

• C.

​​​​​​​45 g/ml

• D.

51 g/ml

B. ​​​​​​​16 g/ml
Explanation
The density of an object is calculated by dividing its mass by its volume. In this case, the mass of the object is 48 grams and the volume is 3 ml. Therefore, the density can be calculated as 48 grams divided by 3 ml, which equals 16 g/ml.

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• 11.

### A piece of Silver has a mass of 77 grams and a volume of 11 cm3.  What is the density of Silver?

• A.

77 grams

• B.

11 cm3

• C.

​​​​​​​88 g/cm3

• D.

​​​​​​​7 g/cm3

D. ​​​​​​​7 g/cm3
Explanation
The density of a substance is calculated by dividing its mass by its volume. In this case, the mass of the silver is given as 77 grams and the volume is given as 11 cm3. By dividing the mass (77 grams) by the volume (11 cm3), we get a density of 7 g/cm3.

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### The object was placed in water to determine its volume.  Before it was placed in the water, there were 100 ml of water.  After it was submerged, 30 ml of water flowed out to the smaller container.  What is the volume of the object?

• A.

130 ml

• B.

100 ml

• C.

30 ml

C. 30 ml
Explanation
When the object was placed in water, it displaced a certain volume of water equal to its own volume. This displaced water is the water that flowed out to the smaller container. Therefore, the volume of the object is equal to the volume of water that flowed out, which is 30 ml.

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• 13.

### A 48-gram metal bar was placed in water.  The initial water level was 80 ml.  The final volume was 86 ml.  What are the volume of the bar and its density?

• A.

​​​​​​​Volume= 6 ml, density= 180 g/ml

• B.

​​​​​​​Volume = 6 ml, density= 0 g/ml

• C.

Volume= 6 ml, density= 8 g/ml

• D.

​​​​​​​Volume= 6 ml, density = 54 g/ml

C. Volume= 6 ml, density= 8 g/ml
Explanation
When the metal bar is placed in water, it displaces a certain volume of water equal to its own volume. In this case, the initial volume of water was 80 ml and the final volume was 86 ml, so the volume of the bar is 86 ml - 80 ml = 6 ml. To find the density of the bar, we can use the formula density = mass/volume. Since the mass of the bar is given as 48 grams and the volume is 6 ml, the density is 48 g/6 ml = 8 g/ml. Therefore, the correct answer is Volume= 6 ml, density= 8 g/ml.

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### A 10 cm3 sample of metal has a mass of about 90 g. What is the density of the metal?

• A.

9 g/cm3

• B.

80 g/cm3

• C.

100 g/cm3

• D.

900 g/cm3

A.  9 g/cm3
Explanation
The density of a substance is calculated by dividing its mass by its volume. In this case, the mass of the metal is given as 90 g and the volume is given as 10 cm3. By dividing the mass (90 g) by the volume (10 cm3), we get a density of 9 g/cm3.

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• 15.

### Tick all the physical properties of matter.

• A.

Mass

• B.

Weight

• C.

Flammability

• D.

Buoyancy

• E.

Density

• F.

Elasticity

• G.

Reactivity

• H.

Volume

A. Mass
B. Weight
D. Buoyancy
E. Density
F. Elasticity
H. Volume
Explanation
The physical properties of matter refer to characteristics that can be observed or measured without changing the substance's chemical composition. Mass and weight are both physical properties as they describe the amount of matter and the force of gravity acting on it, respectively. Buoyancy is a physical property that describes the ability of an object to float in a fluid. Density is a physical property that represents the mass per unit volume of a substance. Elasticity is a physical property that describes the ability of a material to return to its original shape after being stretched or compressed. Volume is a physical property that refers to the amount of space occupied by an object.

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