Metals Quizzes with Answers
- Which metal's name is derived from the Greek word meaning colour?
- Name the most abundant metal in the earth's crust?
- How many karats are there in pure gold?
- Which precious metal has the same name as a well known theatre?
- Bronze is a metal alloy consisting primarily of copper and which other metal?
- In galvanizing, a protective coating of which metal is given to steel or iron, to prevent rusting?
- Which radioactive metal, discovered in 1898, was named after the discoverer's homeland?
- Rubies are red due to the presence of which metallic element?
- Which metal was discovered in Cornwall by William Gregor in 1791, and named after a second generation of divine beings in Greek mythology?
- Which metal is the best conductor of electricity?
- In legend, what did alchemists think was capable of turning base metals into gold?
- The Statue of Liberty is made from which metal?
- Which dense, precious, silverish-white transition metal, gets its name from the Spanish term meaning 'little silver'?
- In a rechargeable battery, if nickel oxide hydroxide is one electrode, which metal commonly forms the second electrode?
- Which metal has the highest boiling point, at 5930 degress Celsius?
- Which metal is commonly known as quicksilver?
- 24 karats
- Polonium (named after Marie Curie's homeland of Poland)
- Philosopher's stone
- Platinum (its name is derived from the Spanish term platina, meaning 'little silver')
- Cadmium (as in NiCd or NiCad batteries)
- Mercury (it's also the only metal that is liquid at room temperature)
- What name is given to two lengths of steel and copper joined together to convert a temperature change into a mechanical displacement?
- Besides iron, name another element that is magnetic?
- Which country accounts for 80% of the world's platinum production?
- In 1808, which scientist reported to the Royal Society that he had successfully isolated four new metals, including barium and calcium?
- What name is given to a type of bronze which is an alloy of copper, tin, and zinc?
- What is the lightest metal in the periodic table?
- Which country was the world's top producer of copper (by quite a considerable margin) in 2017?
- The alloy brass is usually made from which two metals?
- What is added to low carbon iron to create stainless steel?
- Name the common process of applying heat to ore in order to melt out a base metal?
- Which two metals is the British twenty pence piece composed of?
- In the Roman era, copper was principally mined in which modern day country?
- Which hard, silvery grey, transition metal, with the atomic number 23, is commonly used in the manufacture of hand tools?
- What will happen to gallium if you hold it in your hand long enough?
- Which metals come from the following mineral ores: (a)Sphalerite, (b)Haematite, (c)Bauxite, (d)Galena, and (e)Cinnabar?
- What is the chemical symbol for the following metals: (a)Gold, (b)Lead, (c)Tungsten, (d)Silver, and (e)Copper?
- A bimetallic strip
- Nickel or cobalt (also the rarer gadolinium)
- South Africa
- Humphry Davy
- Copper and zinc
- Copper (84%) and nickel (16%) (sometimes called Cupronickel - despite its high copper content, cupronickel is silver in colour)
- Cyprus (copper derives its name from Cyprus)
- It will melt (it's a brittle solid metal at room temperature but will melt at body temperature)
- (a)zinc, (b)iron, (c)aluminium, (d)lead, and (e)mercury
- (a)Au, (b)Pb, (c)W, (d)Ag, and (e)Cu
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