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General C002: The periodic table

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  • This quiz covers the basics of the periodic table; please review the topic before taking the quiz.

    The following questions are multiple choice; clearly circle the answer which you think is the most appropriate. These questions are for self-testing only, and are not suitable for assignments or exams.

    1. Which of the following elements is an alkali metal?

    A Sodium
    B Calcium
    C Carbon
    D Zinc
    E Platinum

     

    2. Which of the following elements is a halogen?

    A Potassium
    B Aluminium
    C Carbon
    D Oxygen
    E Chlorine

     

    3. Which of the following elements is a transition metal?

    A Sodium
    B Magnesium
    C Aluminium
    D Manganese
    E Lead

     

    4. Which of the following is a non-metal?

    A Lithium
    B Calcium
    C Tin
    D Nitrogen
    E Titanium

     

    5. Which of the following elements is a noble gas?

    A Hydrogen
    B Helium
    C Oxygen
    D Fluorine
    E Phosphorus

     

    6. Which of the following elements is most likely to conduct electricity well?

    A Hydrogen
    B Magnesium
    C Nitrogen
    D Oxygen
    E Chlorine

     

    7. Which element is expected to be most similar in properties to sodium?

    A Aluminium
    B Sulfur
    C Potassium
    D Calcium
    E Iron

     

    8. Which of the following elements is expected to be most similar to tin?

    A Hydrogen
    B Calcium
    C Copper
    D Bromine
    E Lead

     

    9. Which scientist is credited with creating the first periodic table?

    A Lavoisier
    B Davy
    C Mendeleev
    D Curie
    E Woodward

     

    10. Which element is usually classed as a metalloid?

    A Sodium
    B Calcium
    C Zinc
    D Silicon
    E Argon

     

    Answers:

    1. A

    2. E

    3. D

    4. D

    5. B

    6. D

    7. C

    8. E

    9. C

    10. D