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Using the Periodic Table

Quiz by Amy Thomas

Grade 8
Science
Florida Standards

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Grade 8
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11 questions
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  • Q1
    Webb is testing samples of different elements. One sample is a dull, yellow solid that breaks into powdery pieces when he hits it with a hammer. How should Webb classify the yellow solid?
    as a noble gas
    as a nonmetal
    as a metalloid
    as a metal
    30s
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  • Q2
    The periodic table has rows and columns that organize the elements by similarities. What is the name for a row in the periodic table?
    period
    family
    section
    group
    30s
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  • Q3
    The prefix semi- means “partly.” Based on your knowledge of the properties of elements, which kind of element is most likely used to make semiconductors?
    nonmetals
    metals
    liquids
    metalloids
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  • Q4
    Why do the elements in group 16 share similar chemical properties?
    These elements all have the same atomic number.
    These elements' atoms have the same number of valence electrons.
    These elements are found in the same period.
    These are all nonmetals.
    30s
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  • Q5
    Atoms of different elements can join together in different arrangements to produce a variety of substances that are found on Earth. There are more than 100 known elements. Which of the following best describes these elements?
    Most of the elements are metalloids.
    Most of the elements are nonmetals.
    Most of the elements are metals.
    Most of the elements are noble gases.
    30s
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  • Q6
    What is true about the position of any metal on the periodic table?
    It is to the left of the zigzag line.
    It is in the last group.
    It is to the right of the zigzag line.
    It is in the first group.
    30s
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  • Q7
    Which two elements are most likely to have similar properties?
    cesium (Cs) and osmium (Os)
    sodium (Na) and calcium (Ca)
    lithium (Li) and potassium (K)
    rubidium (Rb) and strontium (Sr)
    30s
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  • Q8
    A neutral atom has 6 total electrons. Which statement is true?
    It has 4 valence electrons and is in group 6A.
    It has 6 valence electrons and is in group 6A.
    It has 6 valence electrons and is in group 4A.
    It has 4 valence electrons and is in group 4A.
    30s
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  • Q9
    Based on vanadium's (V) location on the periodic table, which of the following would be describe its physical properties?
    Brittle, dull, and has a low melting point.
    Ductile, dull, and has a high melting point.
    Brittle, shiny, and has a low melting point.
    Ductile, shiny, and has a high melting point.
    30s
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  • Q10
    An atom's atomic number is 50 and it has a mass number of 120. How many neutrons does this atom have?
    50
    70
    170
    120
    30s
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  • Q11
    Marcus wants to use two objects to compare the size of a proton and an electron. If he uses a basketball for a proton, which object would best represent an electron?
    a beach ball
    a soccer ball
    a pea
    a bowling ball
    30s
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