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States of Matter Review

Quiz by Janice Bixler

Grade 8
Science
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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  • Q1

    A liquid has a 

    definite shape.

    crystal structure.

    constant temperature.

    definite volume.

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  • Q2

    The change from a gas to a liquid is called

    sublimation.

    condensation.

    melting.

    evaporation.

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  • Q3

    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of crystalline solids?

    becomes softer and softer as temperature rises

    particles arranged in repeating patterns

    made up of crystals

    has a distinct melting point

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  • Q4

    Which of the following is NOT an example of vaporization?

    dry air gains water as it moves over the ocean

    water droplets form on a mirror

    wet pavement dries after a rain shower

    bubbles form as water boils

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  • Q5

    A substance which takes the shape and volume of its container is a

    solid.

    plasma.

    liquid.

    gas.

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  • Q6

    Because of surface tension, a liquid

    resists flowing.

    forms a crystalline solid.

    takes the shape of its container.

    forms droplets.

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  • Q7

    As the gas in a rigid container is heated, its

    volume increases.

    pressure decreases.

    pressure increases.

    volume decreases.

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  • Q8

    A liquid with a low viscosity

    flows slowly.

    flows quickly.

    fills its container.

    has a definite shape.

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  • Q9

    The particles of a solid vibrating so fast that they break free from their fixed position occurs at its

    sublimation.

    boiling point.

    melting point.

    freezing.

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  • Q10

    In cold climates, the amount of snow on the ground may decrease even if the temperature stays below zero degrees Celsius. The process that best explains this event is

    sublimation.

    evaporation.

    condensation.

    melting.

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  • Q11

    A shrinking puddle is an example of _______, or vaporization that takes place only on the surface of a liquid.

    melting point

    condensation

    evaporation

    boiling

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  • Q12

    An uncovered pot of soup is simmering on a stove, and there are water droplets on the wall above the back of the stove. What sequence can you infer has occurred?

    freezing, then thawing

    vaporization, then condensation

    melting, then boiling

    condensation, then vaporization

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  • Q13

    The change from a solid to a liquid is

    condensation.

    melting.

    sublimation.

    freezing.

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  • Q14

    As matter changes state from gas to liquid, which statement is true?

    The particles speed up.

    The attractive force between the particles decreases.

    The particles slow down.

    The particles get farther apart.

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  • Q15

    Relate the temperature of a gas to the kinetic energy of its particles.

    As the temperature intensifies, the kinetic energy of the particles decreases.

    As the temperature increases, the kinetic energy of the particles increases.

    As the temperature decreases, the kinetic energy of the particles increases.

    As the temperature extends, the kinetic energy of the particles decreases.

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