St. Gabe's Practice Science Test Chapter 2 - Observing States Of Matter

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This is a practice test for science students who use St. Gabe's practice tests and are preparing for a test. It is specifically on Observing States of Matter. Try out this quiz and see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Does orange juice change shape when poured from a carton into a glass?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    __________ is matter that has no definite volume or shape.
    • A. 

      Solids

    • B. 

      Liquids

    • C. 

      Gases

    • D. 

      Bananas

  • 3. 
    ________ spreads out to fill its container.
    • A. 

      Jello

    • B. 

      Root Beer

    • C. 

      Jelly

    • D. 

      Gases

    • E. 

      Oxygen

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are some properties of water?
    • A. 

      Boiling, freezing, room temperature

    • B. 

      Hot, cold, warm

    • C. 

      Liquid, solid, gas

    • D. 

      Bottled, tap, pitcher

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Scientists discovered much of what is known about matter by studying________
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Greek history

    • C. 

      Gases

    • D. 

      Astronomy

  • 6. 
    Early scientists concluded that all matter is made of ________ or _____________.
    • A. 

      Pathogens or properties

    • B. 

      Gold or silver

    • C. 

      Tiny bits or particles

    • D. 

      Oxygen or nuclei

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    True or False:  The particles that make up matter are very large and can be seen with a magnifying glass or microscope.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    An __________ is any material made up of only one kind of matter.
    • A. 

      Atom

    • B. 

      Nucleus

    • C. 

      Element

    • D. 

      Particle

  • 9. 
    An atom is ______________-
    • A. 

      The particles that are packed closely together

    • B. 

      The director of the gases, neutrons, and electrons that move

    • C. 

      The smalles part of an element that has the properties of that element

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    True or False:  All of the atoms in a given element are the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When scientists study matter and its changes, they record their ______________.
  • 12. 
    To save time and space, scientist use __________.
  • 13. 
    A _________ _____________ is one or two letters that stand for the name of an element.
    • A. 

      Greek letter

    • B. 

      Roman numeral

    • C. 

      Chemical symbol

    • D. 

      Scientific legend

    • E. 

      Scientific shortcut

  • 14. 
    What is the symbol for the element oxygen?
    • A. 

      Na

    • B. 

      Fe

    • C. 

      Au

    • D. 

      O

    • E. 

      O

  • 15. 
    What is the symbol for the element iodine?
    • A. 

      O

    • B. 

      Fe

    • C. 

      I

    • D. 

      He

    • E. 

      Io

  • 16. 
    What element is represented by the following symbol:  "He"
    • A. 

      Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Helium

    • D. 

      He-man

  • 17. 
    What element is represented by the symbol "H"
    • A. 

      Helium

    • B. 

      Hypnon

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Hexapater

  • 18. 
    True or False:  Particles in a liquid are farther apart and move faster than those in a solid. They can move past each other, allowing the liquid to take the shape of its container.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    True or False:  Particles in gases are close together and move slower than particles in solids or liquids. As the particles move, they remain clustered together and take up a small amount of space in their container.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Some elements - particularly metals such as gold - are said to be _______________.
  • 21. 
    The main reason that gold is valuable is because it is ____________.
    • A. 

      Common

    • B. 

      Needed to generate heat

    • C. 

      Rare

    • D. 

      Not made by man

  • 22. 
    A ________ is a kind of matter made up of two or more elements that are joined together.
    • A. 

      Element

    • B. 

      Mixture

    • C. 

      Solution

    • D. 

      Compound

  • 23. 
    _________ and compounds make up a large class of matter that is known as substances.
  • 24. 
    The common compound salt is made of two elements: _________ and ____.
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide and oxygen

    • B. 

      Sodium and chlorine

    • C. 

      Hydrogen and iron

  • 25. 
    A _______________ is a group of symbols that show the kind and number of each element in a single unit of a compound.
    • A. 

      Molecular strategy

    • B. 

      Chemical formula

    • C. 

      Chemical array

    • D. 

      Chemical VEN

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