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9/11/09 Quiz 3: Periodic Table Basics

1. What is the fourth state of matter found mainly in stars?


A. solids B. liquids C. plasma D. gas E. fusion

2. In what order did Mendeleev arrange the elements in the first periodic table?
A. atomic number B. atomic mass C. melting point D. symbol E. squirreltrons

3. Which kind of information is not found in a square on the periodic table?


A. atomic number B. atomic mass C. melting point D. symbol

4. What element has 47 protons in its nucleus?


A. lead B. zinc C. rhodium D. squirraneum E. silver

5. What is the process that produces elements in stars?


A. fission B. fusion C. plasma D. ionization E. isotope

6. The vertical columns on the periodic table are known by what term?
A. groups B. tables C. periods D. rows E. columns

7. What characteristic determines how the periods periodic table are arranged?
A. atomic number B. atomic mass C. melting point D. symbol E. squirreltrons

8. What is the name of Group 1 elements?


A. Squirrel Metals B. Halogens C. Alkalines D. Noble Gases E. Rare Earth Metal

9. What is the name of Group 18 elements?


A. Squirrel Metals B. Halogens C. Alkalines D. Noble Gases E. Rare Earth Metal

10. Which Group of elements are the most reactive?


A. Squirrel Metals B. Halogens C. Alkalines D. Noble Gases E. Rare Earth Metal

11. Which is an example of an alkaline?


A. Lithium B. Beryllium C. Flourine D. Neon E. Uranium

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9/11/09 Quiz 3: Periodic Table Basics

12. The number of __________________ in the outer energy level determines the
chemical properties of an element.
A. protons B. neutrons C. electrons D. Isotopes E. squirrels (come on)

13. What is the chemical symbol of the element Sodium?


A. S B. Sa C. N D. Na E. So

14. Group 17 elements are known by what name?


A. Squirrel Metals B. Halogens C. Alkalines D. Noble Gases E. Rare Earth Metal

15. What is removed from an atom during ionization?


A. protons B. neutrons C. electrons D. Isotopes E. squirrel power

16. Where does ionization primarily occur?


A. stars B. galaxies C. alkalines D. periodic table E. Planet’s core

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9/11/09 Quiz 3: Periodic Table Basics

17. The atomic mass minus the atomic number gives the number of ___________.
A. protons B. neutrons C. electrons D. Isotopes E. squirrel whiskers

18. Which element has 88 protons and electrons?


A. yttrium B. radium C. Hydrogen D. praseodymium E. plutonium

19. Which element has about 35 neutrons on average?


A. bromine B. osmium C. dubnium D. zinc E. plutonium

20. The ____________ is the number of protons plus neutrons.


A. atomic number B. atomic mass C. isotope D. symbol E. ionization

21. If placed on the periodic table, element 114 would share characteristics with
which of the following elements?
A. bismuth B. lead C. polonium D. astatine E. radon

22. What is the chemical symbol of lead?


A. L B. P C. Le D. LE E. Pb

23. Mercury has properties most similar to which element?


A. cadmium B. gold C. thalium D. lead E. hydrogen

24. Which of the following is a halogen?


A. lithium B. beryllium C. flourine D. neon E. hydrogen

Extra Credit:

What is the new name of element 112?

A. mendeleevium B. einsteineum C. galileoium D. copernicium E. ununhexium

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