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Record your answers on the answer sheet provided by your teacher or on a sheet of paper.

  • 1.

    Which statement about the periodic table is TRUE?

    • A.

      Elements all occur naturally on Earth.

    • B.

      Elements occur in the order in which they were discovered.

    • C.

      Elements with similar properties occupy the same group.

    • D.

      Elements are arranged in the order Mendeleev chose.

  • 2.

    Which of these is NOT a property of metals?

    • A.

      malleability

    • B.

      luster

    • C.

      ductility

    • D.

      poor conductor of heat and electricity

Use the illustration below to answer questions 3 and 4.

Iron

Cobalt

Nickel

26

27

28

Fe

Co

Ni

3. What name is given to these three elements

which are used in processes that create steel

and other metal mixtures?

  • A.

    lanthanides

  • B.

    the coin metals

  • C.

    actinides

  • D.

    the iron triad

The Best Answer Read all choices before answering the questions.

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  • 4.

    To which category do these elements belong?

    • A.

      nonmetals

    • B.

      transition elements

    • C.

      noble gases

    • D.

      representative metals

5. Which member of the boron family is used to make soft-drink cans, baseball bats, and siding for homes?

A. aluminum

C. indium

B. boron

D. gallium

Use the table below to answer questions 6 and 7.

H Li Be Na Mg K Ca Rb Sr Cs Ba Fr Ra

He F Ne Cl Ar Br Kr I Xe At Rn

  • 6.

    Halogens are highly reactive nonmetals. Which group combines most readily with them?

    • A.

      Group 1, alkali metals

    • B.

      Group 2, alkaline earth metals

    • C.

      Group 17, halogens

    • D.

      Group 18, noble gases

7. Which alkali metal element is most reactive?

A. Li

C. K

B. Na

D. Cs

8. Many elements that are essential for life, including nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon, are part of what classification?

A. nonmetals

C. metalloids

B. metals

D. noble gases

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