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Honors Physical Science Midterm Part 1

Quiz by Janice Bixler

Grade 9-12
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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  • Q1

    Which statement about the molecules in ice and the molecules in liquid water is correct?

    The molecules in ice are less free to move than the molecules in liquid water.

    The molecules in ice contain different atoms than the molecules in liquid water.

    The molecules in ice have more energy than the molecules in liquid water.

    The molecules in ice have more electric charge than the molecules in liquid water.

  • Q2

    A hot air balloon rises because

    molecules become charged and repel each other when heated.

    molecules move faster and farther apart when heated.

    molecules become lighter when heated.

    molecules are less attracted by gravity when heated.

  • Q3

    The solid, liquid, and gaseous states of water differ from each other in

    the size of the individual atoms.

    the average speed of movement of the individual molecules.

    the net electrical charge of the individual molecules.

    the mass of the individual atoms.

  • Q4

    Based on the melting points shown in the table which material would still be a solid at 400oC?

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  • Q5

    A(n) _______________ is a bond formed when many metal atoms share their pooled valence electrons.

    covalent bond

    polyatomic bond

    ionic bond

    metallic bond

  • Q6

    A chemical bond that occurs when atoms share electrons is a(n) ______ bond.





  • Q7

    What is the name of a binary compound made up of lithium and chlorine?

    chlorine lithiate

    lithium chloride

    chloride lithium

    lithium chlorate

  • Q8

    What kind of chemical bond is formed when electrons are transferred from atom to atom?





  • Q9

    During science lab, some students added small pieces of magnesium (Mg) to hydrochloric acid (HCl). They noticed that bubbles formed, the test tube got hot, and the magnesium disappeared. Which of the following is a sign that a chemical reaction has taken place in this experiment?


    decrease in temperature

    formation of a gas

    formation of a precipitate

  • Q10

    Two or more atoms joined covalently, that act as a unit are called a(n)





  • Q11

    A group of students were asked to identify three white powders. The students used physical and chemical properties to identify the powders. They computed the density of each powder. They checked to see if any dissolved in water. One of the powders did not dissolve in water and they thought it was cornstarch. They knew that cornstarch felt slippery and reacted with iodine. The students put a few drops of iodine on each white powder. One powder turned black; it was definitely cornstarch. Another powder, baking soda reacted with vinegar. It fizzed and the test tube got hot.

    Which of these is an observed chemical property?

    color of powders

    density of powders

    powder dissolves in water

    powder reacts with vinegar

  • Q12

    As you move across the periodic table from right to left within a period, the elements

    change from gases to solids.

    become more reactive.

    become less stable.

    change from metals to nonmetals.

  • Q13

    Using the Law of Conservation of Matter, determine the number of grams of iron sulfide (FeS) that will be produced in this reaction.

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    88 grams

    24 grams

    56 grams

    32 grams

  • Q14

    The bulb of a thermometer is placed in your mouth. Which of the following explains why the level of the liquid rises in the thermometer?

    Hot air rises inside the thermometer.

    The liquid expands when heated.

    Heat energy changes into light energy.

    Heat can change a solid into a liquid.

  • Q15

    The element nickel has five naturally occurring isotopes. Which of the following describes the relationship of these isotopes?

    same mass, same atomic number

    same mass, different atomic number

    different mass, same atomic number

    different mass, different atomic number


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