Mercury Quizzes & Trivia

This one is the only metal that has a liquid form at standard conditions of temperature and pressure. It is used in so many items nowadays, such as thermometers, barometers or fluorescent lamps that it might be considered an integral part of society. But do we actually know enough about this element?

Do you know enough to answer these questions on mercury? In the periodic table, what is the atomic number of mercury? How should mercury be usually handled in case a spill takes place according to some cleaning procedures? The process by which species that are high on the food chain amass body burdens of mercury that can be ten times higher than the species they consume is called what? Handle this quiz with care and get all the answers right.

This module about Earth's moon and Mercury . � � � Spelling and Capitalization Count!

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 87   |  Last updated: Jan 24, 2013
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    Slide: 2 Check the two goals of this lesson.  

This module about Earth's moon and Mercury . � � � Spelling and Capitalization Count!

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 54   |  Last updated: Jan 24, 2013
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    Slide: 15 Micrometeorites leave holes in the lunar rocks.  What do you think micro means? 

This quiz is made to test your knowledge on Mercury pollution in the Hudson River.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 22   |  Last updated: Dec 13, 2016
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    Mercury is...

Now that you have completed the tutorial, please take this posttest to see what you have learned.  Can you beat your previous score?

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 15   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    Methyl mercury is dangerous because it can



Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 10   |  Last updated: Feb 9, 2016
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    Mercury is ______ found on its own?

Mercury Questions & Answers


Why is the planet mercury so cold at night even though it is closest planet to the sun?
It is hard to believe that a planet that is so close to the sun can be cold at times. However, it really has nothing to do with the temperatures necessarily. The temperatures do change and can get extremely hot but they can get cold too. There are ot
Why does Mercury rotate around the Sun so slowly?
In the solar system, the Milky Way, Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. Since this planet is the closest, it is bizarre to hear that it rotates so slowly around the sun. It takes almost 88 days to get around the sun. However, it is the shortest
Who was Mercury named after?
Mercury is a planet that we hear often simply because when naming the planets, it is the first planet we name because it is the closest planet to the sun. On planets in our solar system, we name the different parts after different things and people.
Why does Mercury have such extreme weather?
Each planet has different weather depending on its relation to the Sun as well as other factors. One factor is the atmosphere. There is no atmosphere on the planet Mercury. The temperatures on Mercury can reach up to four hundred twenty-seven degrees
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