You are on page 1of 5

Chapter 3

Matter

Paper 1
Each question is followed by four options. Choose the best answer for each question.
1

Which is an example of matter?


I Sunlight
II Fruit juice
III Dust
IV Talcum powder
A I and III only
B II and IV only
C II, III and IV only
D I, II, III and IV

A beaker of soil is measured using a lever balance as shown in the figure above.
What can you conclude from this activity?
A Soil has air spaces
B Soil has mass
C Soil is a type of matter
D Soil may be acidic or alkaline
3

Which type of matter does not have a definite shape, but has a definite volume?
A Solids
B Gases
C Liquids
D Soil

Which is a liquid at room temperature?


I Candle wax
II Mercury
III Bromine
IV Petroleum
A I and III only
C II, III and IV only
B II and IV only
D I, II, III and IV

Pearson Malaysia Sdn Bhd 2007

Super Score Science Form 1

In which type of matter can you observe Brownian movement using a light
microscope?
I Smoke
II Dust
III Naphthalene
IV Glucose solution
A I only
B II and IV only
C II, III and IV only
D I, II, III and IV

Rahman was lying in bed in his bedroom upstairs on a Sunday morning. Suddenly,
he smelt his favourite breakfast of sausages cooking from the kitchen downstairs.
What can you infer from this observation?
A The door of Rahmans bedroom was opened
B The smell particles from the sausages quickly dispersed through the air
C Rahman was hungry
D Rahman has a good sense of smell

A student poured 45 ml of copper sulphate solution into 20 ml of a salt solution.


Which statement is correct?
A The final volume of the mixture is exactly 65 ml
B The final volume of the mixture is less than 65 ml
C The final volume of the mixture is more than 65 ml
D The final volume of the mixture depends on the type of container used

What is the density of the liquid in the figure shown above?


A 0.08 g cm-3
B 0.65 g cm-3
C 6.5 g cm-3
D 8.0 g cm-3
9

Which arrangement of substances shows their densities in decreasing order?


A Tetrachloromethane, copper, kerosene, perspex
B Kerosene, perspex, tetrachloromethane, copper
C Copper, perspex, tetrachloromethane, kerosene
D Copper, tetrachloromethane, perspex, kerosene

Pearson Malaysia Sdn Bhd 2007

Super Score Science Form 1

10

An object was placed in four different liquids as shown in the figure above. Which
liquid has the highest density?
A P
B Q
C R
D S
11 A small copper piece weighing 12 g has a density of 9 g cm-3. What is the
density of a small copper statue that weighs 1 440 g?
A 9 g cm-3
B 90 g cm-3
C 900 g cm-3
D 9 000 g cm-3
12 Which vehicle uses the principle of density of matter?
I Rafts
II Hot air balloons
III Submarines
IV Hovercrafts
A I only
B II and IV only
C I, II and III only
D I, II, III and IV
13 Wood is usually used to make
I boats
II furniture
III houses
IV cars
A I and III only
B II and IV only
C I, II and III only
D I, II, III and IV
14 Crude petroleum is piped from oilfields to the refineries. What property of crude
petroleum is used in its transportation?
A Its viscosity
B Its ability to burn
C Its ability to flow
D Its high boiling point

Pearson Malaysia Sdn Bhd 2007

Super Score Science Form 1

15 Aluminium is used to make aircrafts and roofs. What property of aluminium makes
both these uses possible?
I Its shiny surface
II It is light
III It can be shaped
IV It is easily obtained from the surrounding areas
A I and II only
B II and IV only
C I, II and III only
D I, II, III and IV
Paper 2
Answer all the questions.
Section A
1

A glass
was filled with ice cubes, as
shown in the figure above. After one hour, the level of ice cubes in the glass was
lower, and some colourless liquid was collected in the shallow dish below.
(a) What is the process that causes the change of state of matter as shown in figure
above?
(b) Azman thought that the liquid in the dish came from the ice cubes in the glass. Is
he right? Explain your answer.
(c) Suggest a simple way to carry out this activity to prove Azman wrong.
(d) Mrs Lee bought some green leafy vegetables. The grocer put the vegetables in a
plastic bag and tied the bag. When Mrs Lee got home one and a half hours later,
she noticed some drops of a colourless liquid had formed inside the bag. Were
the liquid drops formed in the same process as shown in the figure above?

Pearson Malaysia Sdn Bhd 2007

Super Score Science Form 1

Section B
2

The apparatus above was used in an experiment. The following steps were carried
out.
Step 1 : Two spatulas of iodine crystals were placed in two test tubes P and Q
respectively.
Step 2 : Test tube P was heated until the crystals disappeared. The time taken for
the crystals to disappear was recorded.
Step 3 : Test tube Q was left aside and observed at 10 minute intervals. The time
taken for the crystals to disappear was recorded.
Step 4 : The results of the experiment were recorded in the table below.
Test tube
P
Q

Time for crystals to completely disappear


4 minutes
40 minutes

(a) Suggest a hypothesis for this experiment.


(b) Identify the variables that
(i) is kept constant
(ii) is manipulated
(iii) responds
(c) What is the process that causes the change of state of iodine in this experiment?
(d) (i) What would be formed if the iodine vapour released is cooled ?
(ii) Name the process that takes place in d (i).
(e) Name two other substances that show the same change in state as iodine.
(f)

Give the uses of the two substances mentioned in (e).

Pearson Malaysia Sdn Bhd 2007

Super Score Science Form 1