Standard Grade Topic 13 - Plastics

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Plastic is a product, which is largely used, in the manufacturing industry to come up with different tools and products for use by human beings. This quiz tests on your knowledge on plastics. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are plastics and synthetic fibres made from?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Crude oil

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Plants

  • 2. 
    What natural polymer is made up from thousands of glucose monomers joined together?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Rubber

    • C. 

      Starch

    • D. 

      Hair

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an advantage of a natural polymer?
    • A. 

      Made from renewable resources

    • B. 

      They are durable

    • C. 

      Can be produced in large quantities cheaply

    • D. 

      They have a range of useful properties.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a advantage of synthetic polymers?
    • A. 

      The demand is greater than the world can supply

    • B. 

      Many burn to produce toxic gases and burn easily

    • C. 

      Many are durable

    • D. 

      They have limited uses

  • 5. 
    Which plastic burns and produces the toxic gas, hydrogen chloride?
    • A. 

      Polyacrylonitrile

    • B. 

      Polyurethane

    • C. 

      PVC

    • D. 

      All plastics

  • 6. 
    When hot water is placed into an empty water bottle, the water bottle keeps its shape and does not soften.  What type of plastic is the water bottle made from?
    • A. 

      Thermoplastic

    • B. 

      PVC

    • C. 

      Polyurethane

    • D. 

      Thermosetting

  • 7. 
    In the chemical industry, large saturated hydrocarbons are broken down into smaller more useful unsaturated hydrocarbons.  What is the process called?
    • A. 

      Hydrolysis

    • B. 

      Polymerisation

    • C. 

      Cracking

    • D. 

      Distillation

  • 8. 
    When small unsaturated hydrocarbons, join together to make a large polymer, this process is called ...
    • A. 

      Condensation polymerisation

    • B. 

      Addition polymerisation

    • C. 

      Cracking

    • D. 

      Hydrolysis

  • 9. 
    What will the name of the polymer be, if the monomer name is propene?
    • A. 

      Polyvinylchloride

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Polyethene

    • D. 

      Polypropene

  • 10. 
    A disadvantage of many plastics, is that they are non-biodegradable.  What does this mean?
    • A. 

      Break down naturally, by sunlight or bacteria

    • B. 

      Will not break down naturally using sunlight or bacteria.

    • C. 

      Last a long time

    • D. 

      Will cause environmental problems

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