Periodic Table Quizzes & Trivia

You may remember the Periodic Table of the Elements as a dreary chart on your classroom wall. If so, you never guessed its real purpose: it’s a giant cheat sheet. The table has served chemistry students since 1869, when it was created by Dmitry Mendeleyev, a cranky professor at the University of St. Petersburg. With a publisher’s deadline looming, Mendeleyev didn’t have time to describe all 63 then-known elements.

So he turned to a data set of atomic weights meticulously gathered by others. Fond of card games, he sorted these elements as in solitaire. If you are fond of this old friend, take these quizzes and answer to: “What element is named after Copenhagen?”, “What element is found in diamonds?”, and “What was the first element to be produced artificially?”


This quiz focuses on some major characteristics of the elements in the periodic table, such as groups, metals, nonmetals, metalloids, etc. This quiz consists of 10 questions to test your basic knowledge of the Periodic Table; you...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 3243   |  Last updated: Sep 16, 2019
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    The ability to pound metal into a flat sheet without breaking it is:



Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 3200   |  Last updated: Dec 12, 2019
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    Which of the following is not true for metalloids?

The following test is aligned with VA SOLs PS.1, PS.2, PS. 3 and PS.4 for 8th grade Physical Science. The student will plan and conduct investigations. The student will investigate and understand the basic nature of matter. The...

Questions: 41  |  Attempts: 818   |  Last updated: Aug 8, 2018
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    Which of the following is a compound?

Like the title says, this is a quiz on the basics of the periodic table. We understand that learning about chemistry can be a daunting task, so it’s best to come to grips with the easier stuff first. Take this quiz and...

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 782   |  Last updated: Oct 22, 2018
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    What best describes the Halogen elements?

Even if you don’t know exactly what it means, we guarantee you’ve seen the periodic table before, whether it was on television or in your science class. But it’s time to finally take a closer look and...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 656   |  Last updated: Oct 22, 2018
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    How many periods are on the periodic table?




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Periodic Table Questions & Answers


What chemical does Au represent on the periodic table?
It's actually gold. I think that you should actually know the periodic table before you go and make a quiz about it...
What is the organization of the periodic table based on?
It can be also dtermined by the atomic mass
Which three groups of the Periodic Table contain the most elements classified as metalloids (semimetals)?
The answer to the question about “Which three groups of the Periodic Table contain the most elements classified as metalloids (semimetals)?” is letter C of 14, 15, and 16. The list of metalloids are as follows: Arsenic, Tellurium, Germani
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