9E Quick Quiz

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1       Compared to non-metals, metals are:

A       good conductors of heat but not electricity.

B       good conductors of electricity but not heat.

C       good conductors of both heat and electricity.

D       not good conductors.


2       Which list contains only magnetic materials?

A       magnesium, copper, gold

B       aluminium, gold, iron

C       iron, nickel, cobalt

D       nickel, tin, lead


3       Which of these describes some properties of most metals?

A       They ring when hit, are shiny and most are solids.

B       They are all liquids, have high melting points and conduct electricity.

C       They cannot be shaped or pulled into long thin wires.

D       They are all brittle and break when you try to bend them or hit them.


4       Which of the following statements is true?

A       Iron is used to make planes because it is very strong and light.

B       Aluminium is used to make jewellery because it is light, strong and shiny.

C       Gold is used to make buildings because it is very cheap and gold is a very common metal.

D       Copper is used to make electrical wires because it conducts electricity well and can be stretched.



1       When some acid is put onto a piece of metal:

A       there is always a reaction which burns a hole in the metal.

B       there is never a reaction.

C       some metals will react with the acid and produce bubbles of gas.

D       there is always a reaction, which produces a powder.


2       Which of the following is the correct way to test for hydrogen gas?

A       Bubble the gas through limewater.

B       Bubble the gas through universal indicator solution.

C       Put a glowing splint into a tube of the gas (the splint will burn brightly).

D       Put a burning splint into a tube of the gas (the gas will explode with a squeaky pop).


3       If an acid reacts with a metal, the products are:

A       a salt and water.

B       a salt and hydrogen gas.

C       only hydrogen gas.

D       a salt, water and carbon dioxide.


4       Which of the following is not needed to make a prediction about the products of a reaction between a metal and an acid?

A       general information about the reactions between metals and acids

B       information about the properties of the metal

C       the name of the metal used

D       the name of the acid used



1       When some acid is put onto a piece of rock:

A       it always reacts and gives off a gas.

B       it reacts if the rock contains a carbonate.

C       it always reacts explosively and shatters the rock.

D       it won’t react.


2       The best test for carbon dioxide uses:

A       universal indicator solution.

B       a burning splint.

C       litmus paper.

D       limewater.


3       When an acid reacts with a metal carbonate, the products are:

A       the metal and carbon dioxide.

B       a salt and water.

C       carbon dioxide, water and a salt.

D       the metal, a salt and water.


4       Which of these is not a sign that a reaction has taken place?

A       The substance catches fire.

B       The substance has changed from a solid to a liquid.

C       A gas is given off.

D       There is an explosion.



1       A neutral solution is made when:

A       two acids are added together.

B       an acid and an alkali are added together.

C       water is added to an acid.

D       water is added to an alkali.


2       When an acid and an alkali react together:

A       a salt and water are both produced.

B       only a salt is produced.

C       a metal is formed.

D       a gas is given off.


3       Which of these word equations is correct?

A       copper oxide + hydrochloric acid ® copper sulphate + water

B       copper oxide + hydrochloric acid ® copper chloride + carbon dioxide + water

C       copper oxide + hydrochloric acid ® copper chloride + hydrogen

D       copper oxide + hydrochloric acid ® copper chloride + water

4       Which of these is not a salt?

A       magnesium sulphate

B       iron sulphide

C       tin chloride

D       zinc nitrate