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Chemistry Quiz: Chemical/Physical Properties/Changes

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CHEMISTRY QUIZ CHAPTER 1
NAME:_________________________________
Multiple Choice: Read each question before choosing your answer. Only one choice is correct. Circle
your choice.
1. What is the goal of science?
a. Absolute Truth
b. Workable models
c. An increase in the body of knowledge
d. Economic profit
2. Which of the following is the most important contribution made to modern chemistry by
alchemists?
a. Medications
b. Glassware design
c. Experimental approach & lab techniques
d. Definition of an element
3. Who were the first people to propose that matter was made of atoms?
a. Europeans
b. Greeks
c. Sumerians
d. Egyptians
4. Chemistry is the study of _________________ and the changes that it undergoes.
a. Matter
b. Processes
c. Energy
d. Mass
True or False: Decide whether each of the following statements is true or false and write true or false in the
blank beside each statement.
_______________ 1. The scientific process, when used properly, can lead a person to determine
absolute truth.
_______________ 2. The work of chemistry can be used to serve God.
_______________ 3. Science is about making and refining models.
_______________ 4. The Greeks desired knowledge rather than practical skills.
_______________ 5. Matter is anything that has weight and takes up space.
_______________ 6. Scientific theories should be accepted without question because they are the results
of thorough investigation.
_______________ 7. God commands us to subdue the earth and have dominion over it in the Creation
Mandate.
_______________ 8. The control group in an experiment is not exposed to the independent variable.
________________ 9. Pure science does not produce useful applications.
Refer to the beaker image at the left to answer the following questions:
1.
Name two possible qualitative observations one might make when
performing an experiment with this beaker/mystery liquid:
2.
Name one possible quantitative observation one might make when
performing an experiment with this beaker/mystery liquid:
Decide whether the following examples use inductive or deductive reasoning:
1. Mrs. Murray loves talented students. Students in the GRACE chemistry class are talented.
Therefore Mrs. Murray loves the GRACE chemistry class.
2. Jessica painted an amazing picture. Jasmine painted an amazing picture too. All people
with names starting with “J” must paint amazing pictures.
3. Curtis likes astronomy and space research. Astronomy and space research involves
Chemistry. There’s a fair chance that Curtis will like Chemistry.