placeholder image to represent content

U4.1 Review (History of the Periodic Table)

Quiz by Aaron Holley

Feel free to use or edit a copy

includes Teacher and Student dashboards

Measure skills
from any curriculum

Tag the questions with any skills you have. Your dashboard will track each student's mastery of each skill.

With a free account, teachers can
  • edit the questions
  • save a copy for later
  • start a class game
  • automatically assign follow-up activities based on students’ scores
  • assign as homework
  • share a link with colleagues
  • print as a bubble sheet

Our brand new solo games combine with your quiz, on the same screen

Correct quiz answers unlock more play!

New Quizalize solo game modes
23 questions
Show answers
  • Q1

    Who organized elements into groups of three called triads?

    Lothar Meyer

    John Newlands

    William Ramsay

    Henry Moseley

    Dmitri Mendeleev

    Johann Dobereiner

    60s
  • Q2

    Who was the first to organize the elements in order of increasing atomic mass?

    Johann Dobereiner

    John Newlands

    William Ramsay

    Lothar Meyer

    Henry Moseley

    Dmitri Mendeleev

    60s
  • Q3

    When elements are organized in order of increasing atomic mass, every eighth element has similar properties.  This observation is referred to as the ____.

    law of nonaves

    law of eighths

    law of octaves

    ordinance of eights

    60s
  • Q4

    Who organized the elements in order of increasing atomic number and put the elements with similar properties into columns?

    John Newlands

    Henry Moseley

    William Ramsay

    Lothar Meyer

    Dmitri Mendeleev

    Johann Dobereiner

    60s
  • Q5

    There were times when Mendeleev didn't completely follow his rules when placing elements in his periodic table.  For example, he switch iodine and tellurium on the periodic table, in spite of the fact that tellurium has a larger atomic mass than iodine.  Why did he do this?

    The properties of iodine more closely matched the properties of elements like fluorine, chlorine, and bromine.

    There are always exceptions to rules, and he made this exception because he could.

    He had no good reason to make this switch.

    The properties of tellurium more closely matched the properties of elements like fluorine, chlorine, and bromine.

    60s
  • Q6

    There were times when Mendeleev didn't completely follow his rules when placing elements in his periodic table.  For example, according to his rules, arsenic should come immediately after zinc. However, he put arsenic in the same column as nitrogen and phosphorus because its properties more closely matched these elements.  As a result, he put two blank spaces in his periodic table  Why did he do this?

    So his periodic table would be easier to publish.

    He had no good reason to put these gaps in the periodic table.  He just wanted to do it.

    He realized that there were two elements that had not been discovered yet.

    Sometimes there are just gaps in the periodic table.

    60s
  • Q7

    What made Mendeleev's periodic table such a powerful tool compared to the periodic tables of his competitors?

    His table was prettier to look at than other scientists' ways of organizing elements.

    His periodic able was not able to make any predictions about any elements that had not been discovered yet.

    He was the OG periodic table guy, so his periodic table had to be good.

    He was able to make predictions about the existence and properties of elements that had not been discovered yet.

    60s
  • Q8

    Who is responsible for the addition of another column on the periodic table with his discovery of the noble gases?

    Henry Moseley

    William Ramsay

    John Newlands

    Johann Dobereiner

    Dmitri Mendeleev

    Lothar Meyer

    60s
  • Q9

    Who organized the elements based on increasing atomic number, giving us the modern periodic table we use today?

    Dmitri Mendeleev

    Lothar Meyer

    Henry Moseley

    Johann Dobereiner

    William Ramsay

    John Newlands

    60s
  • Q10

    When elements are arranged in order of increasing atomic number, there is a periodic repetition of their physical and chemical properties.  This observation is referred to as ____.

    periodic law

    periodic rule

    repetitious law

    ordinary ordinance

    60s
  • Q11

    Horizontal rows in the periodic table are called ____.

    periods

    groups

    rows

    families

    60s
  • Q12

    Vertical columns in the periodic table are called ____.

    clans

    rows

    groups

    periods

    60s
  • Q13

    Elements in the same vertical column have different chemical properties.

    false
    true
    True or False
    60s
  • Q14

    Elements in the same period have different chemical properties.

    true
    false
    True or False
    60s
  • Q15

    There are three major categories of elements.  Which category makes up the majority of the elements?

    metalloids

    metals

    nonmetalloids

    nonmetals

    60s

Teachers give this quiz to your class