Periodic Table Trivia: Test Your Knowledge! Quiz

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Periodic Table Trivia: Test Your Knowledge! Quiz

One of the things that every chemistry student needs to understand is the periodic table and how to use it. The question below is perfectly designed to test out your basic understanding of chemistry and the elements in existence. Do you think that you can handle it? Why don’t you give it a shot and get to find out for sure? All the best!


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.

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