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An alloy is a metal made by combining two or more metallic elements. Often alloys are formed to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion.

10 Alloy Questions

  1. Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of which two metals?
  2. Brass is an alloy of which two metals?
  3. Which are the two most commonly used metals in solders?
  4. What name is given to an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper?

  5. Pewter consists mostly of what metal?
  6. What element gives stainless steel resistance to stain or iron rust?
  7. What name is given to an alloy of mercury with another metal, especially one used for dental fillings?
  8. What measurement indicates the proportion of gold in an alloy out of 24 parts?
  9. A UK fifty pence coin is made of 75% copper and 25% of which other metal?
  10. Which naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals, did the ancient Greeks call "gold" or "white gold"?


  1. Copper and tin (commonly with about 12% tin)
  2. Copper and zinc
  3. Tin and lead
  4. Sterling silver
  5. Tin
  6. Chromium
  7. Amalgam
  8. Karat

  9. Nickel (note: a copper and nickel mixture is called cupronickel)
  10. Electrum

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