Read each question carefully. For a multiple-choice question, determine the best answer to the question from the four answer choices provided. For a griddable question, determine the best answer to the question. Then fill in the answer on your answer document.




1      An atom is shown below.



Which statement below best describes where subatomic particles are located in the atom?


A         Electrons are in the nucleus and have a negative charge.

B         Protons and neutrons are in the nucleus and both are positively charged.

C         Neutrons are in the nucleus and provide no mass to the atom.

D        Protons are in the nucleus and provide a positive charge to the atom.








2      Becky was trying push a box to the other side of her bedroom. Her sisters, Janice and Alex, decided to help her.



Are Janice and Alex helping Becky?


F         Yes, because Janice and Alex's added forces will help push the box further faster.

G        No, because Becky's force will push the box further faster towards Janice and Alex's forces.

H        Yes, because Janice and Alex's forces cancels out the mass of the box.

 J    No, because Janice and Alex's added forces is pushing against Becky's force which will push it towards Becky.








3      The element with 9 protons, 10 neutrons, and 9 electrons is


A         boron

B         neon

C         beryllium

D        flourine







4      GPS (Global Positioning System) devices installed in modern cars can make navigation in unfamiliar areas much smoother.

                 Suppose a GPS device instructs a driver to travel at 55 kilometers per hour north. This instruction is an example of...


F         acceleration

G        speed

H        position

J     velocity










5      An atom of which element is represented by this model?


A        Hydrogen (H)

B        Lithium (Li)

C    Bromine (Br)

D    Radon (Rn)











In each of the above situations, an identical car is heading towards a solid wall. Which of the following choices correctly ranks the magnitude of the force of the collision from greatest to least?


F         A, D, B, C

G        D, C, B, A

H        C, B, A, D

J    C, B, D, A








7      The model of The Periodic Table below shows the locations of four elements.



 A   student is   asked   to identify  the  metal  in   the  fifth  period    that  is   most  reactive.  At   which location in  this periodic  table would the element most likely be found?


A         1

B         2

C         3

D        4







8      A 1 kilogram ball is rolled along three tracks shown below. In all three instances, a resting ball is pushed with equal force from point X in the direction indicated.




Which of the track configurations would cause the greatest change in speed?


F Track A  would  have  the greatest   change  in  speed.

G Track B  would  have  the greatest   change  in  speed.

H Track would  have  the  greatest  change  in speed.

J All  of  the tracks have the same  change in  speed.








9      carbon  (C)  atom  has  electrons orbiting  nucleus. The  nucleus is made  up  of  6 protons and 6 neutrons. What is the total net charge of this carbon atom?


A         6

B         12

C         0

D        18







10       A graph is shown below.



Which letter represents the  segment on the graph where an object is not accelerating?


F         A

G        B

H        C

J   D









11       Jan wants to experiment with an element that reacts like chlorine (Cl), but has a smaller atomic mass. Which element should she select for the experiment?


A         F

B         Br

C         Ar

D        S








12       Four grocery clerks pushed carts full of different produce across the parking lot. Each clerk pushed with the same amount of force. Which cart had the greatest change in speed?






          10 pineapples

         m = 10 kg






30 oranges


m = 8.5 kg








6 watermelons

= 20 kg








50 bananas

m = 9.15 kg











13       It  takes car  3.6  seconds  to  get  from  0 m/s  to  25 m/s. This  is  an  example  of


A         constant speed

B         velocity

C         acceleration

D        inertia









 14       What is true about all three models?


F         All three atoms have equal reactivity.

G        All three atoms are in the same period.

H        All three atoms are very heavy.

J     All three atoms are in the same group.







15       A car is shown below.



What  acceleration  is  necessary  to  move  car forward  with  mass  of  150.0  kg  and  net force of 3,750 N?


Record your answer and fill in the bubbles on your answer document. Be sure to use correct place value.









16       A piece of Germanium is shown below.



The metalloid Germanium (Ge) is similar to a metal because it


F is  good  conductor  of  heat  and  electricity

G is poor  conductor of  heat  and  electricity

H does  not  usually  have  much  luster

J  is usually brittle








17       A Chlorine (Cl) atom is shown below.


                 An  atom  of  Chlorine  (Cl)  has  an  atomic  number  of  17  and  mass  of  35, how  many neutrons does it have?


Record your answer and fill in the bubbles on your answer document. Be sure to use the correct place value.








18       A train trip from New York City to Boston, MA takes 120 minutes. The distance between New York City and  Boston is 350  km. What  is  the  average  speed  of  the  trip  from  NYC  to Boston in kph?


F         30 kph

G        70 kph

H        175 kph

J  100 kph








19       Based on what you know about atomic structure, silicon (Si) has a very similar reactivity to



















20       Which of the following compounds is organic?


F         NaCl




J    Fe O




Text Box: Short Answer




Answer the following question in the box labeled "Short Answer 1" on your answer document using complete sentences.


Immediately following an earthquake, some large buildings may continue to rock for a period of time. More massive buildings continue to move for longer than smaller buildings. Which Newton's law does this demonstrate? Define the law and justify why this law best explains what is going on in the example.