Periodic Table Trivia: Test Your Knowledge! Quiz

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Periodic Table Trivia: Test Your Knowledge! Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following elements has the most protons?
    • A. 

      Palladium

    • B. 

      Vanadium

    • C. 

      Zinc

    • D. 

      Bromine

    • E. 

      Mercury

  • 2. 
    Which of the following elements has the largest atoms?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Sulfur

    • C. 

      Selenium

    • D. 

      Tellurium

    • E. 

      Polonium

  • 3. 
    Why does the size of an atom decrease as you move to the right across rows on the periodic table?
    • A. 

      The have more protons (which results in more pull toward the center).

    • B. 

      They have more neutrons (which make the atom more compact).

    • C. 

      They have more electrons (which increase the size of the atom).

    • D. 

      They have less electrons (because they tend to lose electrons).

    • E. 

      They have less neutrons (which give them a positive charge).

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the largest particle?
    • A. 

      Ca^2+

    • B. 

      Ca^1+

    • C. 

      Ca

    • D. 

      Ca^1-

    • E. 

      Ca^2-

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is smaller?
    • A. 

      Lithium as a cation

    • B. 

      Lithium metal

    • C. 

      Lithium anion

  • 6. 
    Which word represents the amount that an atom wants electrons when it is in a molecule?
    • A. 

      Electron Affinity

    • B. 

      Atomic Radius

    • C. 

      Electronegativity

    • D. 

      Ionization Energy

  • 7. 
    Why does fluorine have high ionization energy?
    • A. 

      It has a low number of shells and a low number of protons.

    • B. 

      It has a low number of shells and a high number of protons.

    • C. 

      It has a high number of shells and a low number of protons.

    • D. 

      It has a high number of shells and a high number of protons.

  • 8. 
    Who is considered the "father of the periodic table"?
    • A. 

      Mosely

    • B. 

      Mendeleev

    • C. 

      Rutherford

    • D. 

      Einstein

  • 9. 
    The periodic table is arranged in order of increasing.
    • A. 

      Atomic mass

    • B. 

      Number of neutrons

    • C. 

      Atomic number

    • D. 

      Reactivity

  • 10. 
    Why does ionization energy decrease as you move down a group on the periodic table?
    • A. 

      The electrons are farther from the nucleus making it more difficult to remove.

    • B. 

      The electrons are farther from the nucleus making it easier to remove.

    • C. 

      The electrons are closer to the nucleus making it more difficult to remove.

    • D. 

      The electrons are closer to the nucleus making it easier to remove.