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1) Nuclei of atoms that make up a newborn baby were made in:

a) In the mother's body

b) Ancient stars

c) The food the mother eats before giving birth

d) The earth

2) The reason a granite block is mostly empty space is because the atoms in
the granite are:

a) Held together by electrical forces

b) Invisible

c) Mostly empty space themselves

d) Not as close together as they could be

3) Compared to the mass of a hydrogen atom, the mass of an oxygen atom


is _____ times greater

a) 8

b) 12

c) 16

d) 32

4) If two protons are removed from an oxygen nucleus, the result is:

a) Carbon
b) Neon

c) Nitrogen

d) Helium

5) If one neutron is added to a helium nucleus, the result is:

a) Lithium

b) Helium

c) Hydrogen

d) Carbon

6) The chemical properties of matter comes mostly from its

a) Neutrons

b) Valence electrons

c) Protons

d) Neucleous

7) An excited atom decays to its ground state and emits a photon of


green light. If instead, the atoms decays to an intermediate state,
then the light emitted could be:

a) Violet

b) White

c) Blue
d) Red

8) How many electrons are found in the outermost shell of aluminum


(Al,
atomic number 13)?

a) 2

b) 3

c) 5

d) 8

9) When radium (atomic number 88) emits an alpha particle, the


resulting nucleus has atomic number.

a)92

b) 90

c) 88

d) 86

10) Which experiences the least electrical force in an electric field?

a) Electron

b) Beta particle

c) Gamma ray

d) Alpha particle
Chemistry
1) Howmany moles of sugar are required to make 4 L of a saturated solution of
sugar having a concentration of 0.6 mole per liter?

a) 2.4 moles

b) 1.2 moles

c) 1.8 moles

d) 0.6 moles

2) Sugar is not infinitely soluble in water because:

a) when you mix enough sugar into water the solution eventually solidifies.

b) of the strong attractions that occur between sugar molecules

c) of the strong attractions that occur between water molecules

d) there is only so much space between water molecules for sugar molecules
to fit

3) Covalent and ionic bonds differ in that:

a) ionic bonds don't involve the sharing of electrons

b) covalent bonds are more permanent

c) covalent bonds are much less common

d) ionic bonds are electrical by nature

4) The outer shells of two atoms that are covalently bonded:

a) cancel each other

b) have increasing capacities for electrons


c) overlap

d) repel

5) Theboiling temperature of water is much higher than methane because water


molecules are:

a) composed of fewer atoms

b) more massive

c) smaller

d) polar

6) Are there hydrogen bonds between water molecules in the liquid phase?

a) No, and if there were, the water would just be ice (a solid)

b) Yes, and they are continually breaking and reforming

c) Yes, but they rarely occur

d) No, otherwise the water molecules would not be able to tumble over one
another

7) Detergents differ from soaps in that:

a) their ionically charged heads are derivatives of sulfur

b) they can be broken down by microorganisms

c) detergents are human-made while soaps are produced naturally

d) detergents are less able to penetrate grease than soaps

8) A pH of 7 signifies a solution which is:

a) basic
b) salt

c) acidic

d) neutral

9) How many different isomers are possible for a hydrocarbon with the molecular
formula C4H10?

a)1

b) 2

c) 3

d) 5

10) Which of these contains the carbonyl group?

a) Ketones

b) Aldehydes

c) Esters

d) All of these
1. A box has to be designed to pack 18 choclates. Each row must have
at least two choclates. No place in any row should be left empty. How
many box sizes in terms of rows and columns are possible?

a) One

b) Two

c) Three

d) Four

2. Phil and Colin have got together to make a fence. They decide to first
instal the posts which will hold it. Phil takes 20 minutes to instal a post
and Colin takes 15 minutes. They start at 10 am. What is the first time
they will finish installing a post at the same time? They want to take a
snack break at that time.

a) 11am

b) 12 am

c) 1 pm

d) 2 pm