What Do You Know About Metals?

 We use them every day and most of our stuff is made with some of them inside - we're talking about METALS! They are so handy and helpful to our tools and technology, but what do you really know about them?
 
 
Roughly what percentage of elements in the Periodic Table are considered metals?
25%
90%
75%
10%
 
 
Most metals are malleable. What does this mean?
They are hard and strong in structure
They remain solid at room temperature
They can be changed and shaped without breaking or cracking
They will turn into another element with time
 
 
What are rocks containing metal called?
Ore
Conductors
Nuggets
Alloys
 
 
What are alloys?
Non-metal elements
Metals made from 2 or more elements
Metals made with a single element
All answers are true
 
 
What two elements below are used to make bronze?
It can also be copper and zinc
Tin and copper
Iron and copper
Iron and carbon
Aluminum and silicon
 
 
What is smelting?
The process of using heat to separate rock from metal
The process of combining two elements to make an alloy
The process of finding metal in mines
All answers are true
 
 
Which of these metals is the best conductor of electricity?
Gold
Iron
Platinum
Silver
 
 
Which of the following measurements in karats represents 100% pure gold?
24 karat
16 karat
36 karat
48 karat
 
 
Rust is formed from iron and which other element?
Rust is a type of iron oxide compound. While most rust is reddish-orange, other iron oxides are yellow and green.
Oxygen
Nitrogen
Sulfur
Hydrogen
 
 
Which of the following metals can be found in a pure state in nature?
That's why the gold rush was so big, because you could find actual nuggets of gold
Gold
Lithium
Iron
Aluminum
 
 
While aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust, the most abundant metal in the earth's CORE is...
Iron
Lead
Mercury
Gold
 
 
Up to Medieval Times, there were only 7 metals known to man, known as the metals of Antiquity. Which of these is NOT one of those metals?
Cobalt was discovered during the 18th century.
Gold
Iron
Copper
Silver
Cobalt
 
Try Again?
Metal isn't really your thing, except we do use it for almost everything every day. So, really, it does influence you quite a bit, and is worth learning more about! Check your answers below to learn more about metals from your mistakes.
 
You're Quite Metal
You're no ignoramus when it comes to matters of metallurgy, but you're not an expert either. You have pretty good knowledge of the basics and, by looking at your mistakes below (or retaking the test), you'll strengthen those basics and know more about this fascinating subject.
 
You're So Metal!
Wow, your knowledge about metals and alloys is quite extensive and totally impressive! It's a pleasure to encounter an inquisitive mind who likes to accumulate such knowledge and learn about things. Great job!
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