English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Words Used in Science (Questions)

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Alkali and current are words usually used in science. As a Science student, you will be learning new terminology relative to Science. As an English student, you will need to remember the terms and also how to spell them!

Test your knowledge of words used in science by playing this quiz on the subject.

1. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Electrical circuit
[ ] Circular area
[ ] Gym session
[ ] Path of current
[ ] Running track
2. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Opaque
[ ] Not see through
[ ] Precious gem
[ ] See through
[ ] Transparent
3. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Current
[ ] Dried fruit
[ ] Flow of charge around a circuit
[ ] Grape
[ ] Money
4. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Conductor
[ ] Allows electrical current to flow
[ ] Collects fares
[ ] Does not allow electrical current to flow
[ ] Leads music
5. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Density
[ ] Ratio of heaviness to area
[ ] Ratio of size to thickness
[ ] Ratio of thickness to size
[ ] Ratio of weight to volume
6. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Classification
[ ] Groups of living things
[ ] Mixture of fossils
[ ] Selection of classrooms
[ ] Size of classes
7. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Resistor
[ ] Allows electrical current to flow
[ ] Allows water current to flow
[ ] Does not allow air current to flow
[ ] Does not allow electrical current to flow
8. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Reactivity series
[ ] List of metals in order of chemical reactivity
[ ] List of physical reactions
[ ] List of plastics in order of chemical reactivity
[ ] List of reactions in response to physical activity
9. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Alkali
[ ] Concentrates acids
[ ] Makes acids stronger
[ ] Neutralizes strong acids
[ ] Stabilizes acids
10. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Refraction
[ ] Anger
[ ] Bending of light
[ ] Ire
[ ] Reflection
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Words Used in Science (Answers)
1. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Electrical circuit
[ ] Circular area
[ ] Gym session
[x] Path of current
[ ] Running track
'Circuit training' = gym session!
2. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Opaque
[x] Not see through
[ ] Precious gem
[ ] See through
[ ] Transparent
'See through' = 'transparent'
3. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Current
[ ] Dried fruit
[x] Flow of charge around a circuit
[ ] Grape
[ ] Money
'Currant' = dried grape!
4. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Conductor
[x] Allows electrical current to flow
[ ] Collects fares
[ ] Does not allow electrical current to flow
[ ] Leads music
In science = 'allowing the passage of current'
5. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Density
[ ] Ratio of heaviness to area
[ ] Ratio of size to thickness
[ ] Ratio of thickness to size
[x] Ratio of weight to volume
'Ratio' = proportion
6. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Classification
[x] Groups of living things
[ ] Mixture of fossils
[ ] Selection of classrooms
[ ] Size of classes
7. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Resistor
[ ] Allows electrical current to flow
[ ] Allows water current to flow
[ ] Does not allow air current to flow
[x] Does not allow electrical current to flow
A resistor resists current flow
8. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Reactivity series
[x] List of metals in order of chemical reactivity
[ ] List of physical reactions
[ ] List of plastics in order of chemical reactivity
[ ] List of reactions in response to physical activity
A racing pulse might be a response to physical activity!
9. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Alkali
[ ] Concentrates acids
[ ] Makes acids stronger
[x] Neutralizes strong acids
[ ] Stabilizes acids
Alkalis also combine with acids to form salts
10. Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Refraction
[ ] Anger
[x] Bending of light
[ ] Ire
[ ] Reflection
'To refract' = 'to bend back/alter the course of'