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Properties of Matter

Quiz by Laurie Zinno

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  • Q1
    What are we talking about when we say that all living and nonliving thins are made of matter?
    something that has no mass
    the particles that make up the object
    Anything that has mass and takes up space
    a unit of measurement
  • Q2
    Angelica describes a substance as rough. What property is she using to describe the substance?
  • Q3
    What determines the state of matter of a substance?
    the arrangement and movement of its particles
    the color and shape of the container holding the substance
    the color and texture of the substance
    the size and shape of its particles
  • Q4
    How are the particles in an ice cube arranged?
    They slide past each other.
    They have a lot of energy and are far apart.
    They are not held very tightly together.
    They are packed closely together.
  • Q5
    Why do scientists use mass to measure matter instead of using weight?
    Mass stays the same if matter is added or removed.
    Mass changes if the state of the matter changes.
    Mass does not change when an object is moved to another place.
    Mass depends upon the force of gravity and can change from place to place.
  • Q6
    Mr. Trong wants to measure the mass of several paper clips. What tool should he use?
    standard ruler
    measuring cup
    graduated cylinder
    pan balance
  • Q7
    How would you measure the volume of a large solid brick in metric units?
    Use a metric ruler and multiply length by width by height.
    Use a 100 mL graduated cylinder and measure the water levels.
    Put it in a pan balance and compare the volume in each pan.
    Use a metric ruler and multiply length by height.
  • Q8
    A graduated cylinder has 40 mL of water in it. After a small glass marble is placed in the graduated cylinder, the water level rises to 54 mL. What is the volume of the marble?
    14 mL
    756 mL
  • Q9
    Finn finds the mass and volume of an unknown object. He then divides the mass by the volume. What property of matter is Finn measuring?
  • Q10
    What is a fruit salad made from strawberries, grapes, blueberries, and melon an example of?
  • Q11
    How could Mike separate salt from a mixture of water and salt?
    He can put a magnet near the mixture.
    He can put the mixture into a freezer.
    He can let the mixture evaporate.
    He can pour the mixture through a filter.
  • Q12
    Why is salt water an example of a solution?
    Salt and water are in equal amounts.
    Salt, a solute, is dissolved in water, a solvent.
    Water is dissolved in salt.
    The solvent is salt.
  • Q13
    Dylan makes a solution using salt and water. Which of the following statements is true about Dylan’s solution?
    The salt is the solute and the water is the solvent.
    Neither the salt nor the water are solvents.
    The salt is the solvent and the water is the solute.
    Both the salt and the water are the solutes.
  • Q14
    Mr. Wilson wants to dissolve sugar in water very slowly. What action should he take to slow down the speed at which the sugar dissolves?
    He should cool down the water.
    He should add more sugar.
    He should crush the sugar.
    He should heat up the water.
  • Q15
    What happens to matter when it undergoes a physical change?
    It changes in size, shape, or in state of matter.
    Its chemical properties are changed.
    It changes into a new substance.
    Its particles themselves are changed into something new.

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