Science Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Matter!

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Show me what you know about matter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What type of matter is made of particles that are tightly packed together and firmly connected?

    • A.

      Gas

    • B.

      Solid

    • C.

      Liquid

    • D.

      Plasma

    Correct Answer
    B. Solid
    Explanation
    A solid is a type of matter made of particles that are tightly packed together and firmly connected. The particles in a solid are held in a fixed position and vibrate in place. This arrangement gives solids a definite shape and volume. The strong intermolecular forces between the particles make solids rigid and resistant to changes in shape or volume. Examples of solids include rocks, wood, and metal.

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  • 2. 

    How is a gas different from a solid or a liquid?

    • A.

      A gas has a certain shape that does not change.

    • B.

      A gas changes shape over a long period of time.

    • C.

      A gas spreads out to fill whatever space is available.

    • D.

      A gas gas a tightly packed shape.

    Correct Answer
    C. A gas spreads out to fill whatever space is available.
    Explanation
    A gas spreads out to fill whatever space is available because the particles in a gas are not held together tightly. They have a lot of kinetic energy and move freely, colliding with each other and the walls of their container. This allows the gas to expand and fill the entire volume of its container or any available space. In contrast, solids and liquids have particles that are closely packed together and are held in fixed positions or move in a more restricted manner, resulting in a definite shape for solids and a definite volume for liquids.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following best describes matter?

    • A.

      Everything in the universe

    • B.

      Anything that has mass and takes up space

    • C.

      Anything that is found on the periodic table

    • D.

      Anything that you can observe with your senses

    Correct Answer
    B. Anything that has mass and takes up space
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "anything that has mass and takes up space". This is the best description of matter because matter refers to anything that has physical substance and occupies space. It includes both visible and invisible substances, such as solids, liquids, gases, and even particles at the atomic and subatomic levels. This definition encompasses all forms of matter, regardless of whether they can be observed directly with our senses or are listed on the periodic table.

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  • 4. 

    How is mass different from weight?

    • A.

      Mass is different in different places.

    • B.

      Mass is measured in ounces and pounds.

    • C.

      Mass changes from Earth to the Moon.

    • D.

      Mass remains the same no matter where the object is.

    Correct Answer
    D. Mass remains the same no matter where the object is.
    Explanation
    Weight deals with gravity.
    Mass deals with the stuff that makes up the object.

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  • 5. 

    What is matter? (check all that apply)

    • A.

      Matter can be anything

    • B.

      Matter is energy

    • C.

      Matter is everything the object is made of

    • D.

      Matter can only be a solid

    Correct Answer
    C. Matter is everything the object is made of
    Explanation
    Matter is "STUFF" The stuff that makes up the object

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  • 6. 

    Everything in the Universe is matter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    NOT everything in the Universe is matter. Go read your NOTES on the Unit 3 Learning Map

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  • 7. 

    Check all the things that are NOT matter.

    • A.

      Tree

    • B.

      Heat

    • C.

      Thoughts

    • D.

      Rainbow

    • E.

      Money

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Heat
    C. Thoughts
    D. Rainbow
    Explanation
    Heat, thoughts, and rainbow are not matter because they do not have mass and do not occupy space. Heat is a form of energy, thoughts are mental processes, and a rainbow is an optical phenomenon. Matter, on the other hand, is anything that has mass and takes up space.

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  • 8. 

    Check all the things that are matter.

    • A.

      Energy

    • B.

      Air

    • C.

      Time

    • D.

      Oxygen

    • E.

      Shoes

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Air
    D. Oxygen
    E. Shoes
    Explanation
    Energy and time do NOT have mass or take up space.

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  • 9. 

    Is air matter?

    • A.

      Maybe

    • B.

      Absolutely

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. Absolutely
    Explanation
    Think about the definition of matter....Anything that has mass (stuff) and takes up space (has volume). When you put air in a balloon the balloon gets bigger because air takes up space. The balloon will also increase in mass or get heaiver because you added air.

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  • 10. 

    _____ takes up space and has mass.

    Correct Answer
    Matter
    Explanation
    Matter is the correct answer because it is the term used to describe anything that takes up space and has mass. Matter can exist in various forms such as solid, liquid, or gas, and it is composed of tiny particles called atoms and molecules. Matter is the fundamental building block of the universe and everything around us, including objects, substances, and even living organisms, is made up of matter.

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  • 11. 

    Matter has mass and takes up space.  What is another name for space?

    Correct Answer
    volume
    Explanation
    Volume is the measure of the amount of space occupied by an object or substance. It is a property of matter that refers to the three-dimensional extent of an object or the capacity of a container. In the context of the question, "space" is synonymous with volume as both terms refer to the physical area that matter occupies.

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