This Frustrating Quiz Will Really Test Your Periodic Table Knowledge

How much do you really know about the 118 identified chemical elements?

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  1. 1. Name a periodic table element whose symbol is a single letter.

    (Psst: You have to write out the full name of the element to get the mark.)
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hydrogen, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine, Iodine, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Vanadium, Yttrium, Potassium, Tungsten, and Uranium.

  2. 2. Name ANY noble gas.

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    Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Radon, and (probably) Oganesson

  3. 3. Name a periodic table element that begins with a B.

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    Beryllium, Boron, Bromine, Barium, Bismuth, Berkelium, and Bohrium.

  4. 4. Name a periodic table element that begins with an I.

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    Iron, Indium, Iodine, and Iridium.

  5. 5. Name a periodic table element that ENDS with a Y.

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    Mercury and Antimony.

  6. 6. Name a periodic table element that contains a double letter.

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    Beryllium, Gallium, Palladium, Tellurium, Thallium, Tennessine, Copper, Hassium, Potassium, Yttrium, and Ytterbium.

    So many to choose from.

  7. 7. Name a periodic table element with just FOUR letters.

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    Neon, Iron, Zinc, Gold, and Lead.

  8. 8. Name a periodic table element named after a CITY.

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    Berkelium, Darmstadtium, Hafnium, Holmium, and Lutetium.

    Holmium comes from the Latin name for Stockholm; Hafnium comes from the Latin name for Copenhagen, and Lutetium comes from the Latin name for Paris. Darmstadtium is named after Darmstadt, Germany. Berkelium is named after Berkeley in California. Livermorium is technically named after the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, but that is in the city of Livermore, California, so we'll give you the point if you put that.

  9. 9. Name a periodic table element whose symbol contains NONE of the letters in its name.

    (Again, you need to write the full name of the element to get the mark.)

    Correct!
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    Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Silver, Gold, Antimony, Tungsten, Mercury, and Lead.

  10. 10. Name ANY alkali metal.

    Correct!
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    Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Caesium, and Francium.

  11. 11. Name a periodic table element named after a woman.

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    Wrong!

    Meitnerium and Curium.

    Meitnerium is named after Lise Meitner, and Curium is named after Marie (and Pierre) Curie.

  12. 12. Name a periodic table element whose symbol is also a complete word.

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    Helium (He), Beryllium (Be), Iodine (I), Indium (In), Americium (Am), Astatine (At), Arsenic (As) and Nobelium (No).

  13. 13. Name a periodic table element named after a COUNTRY.

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    Copper, Francium, Germanium, Ruthenium, Polonium, Gallium, and Nihonium.

    Copper is named after Cyprus; Francium and Gallium, France; Germanium, Germany; Ruthenium, Russia; Polonium, Poland; Nihonium, Japan.

  14. 14. Name a periodic table element that is named after a dwarf planet.

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    Plutonium and Cerium.

  15. 15. Name a periodic table element that begins and ends with the same letter.

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    Neon, Nitrogen, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Moscovium, Meitnerium, and Mendelevium.

  16. 16. Name a periodic table element that begins with an O and is NOT oxygen.

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    Wrong!

    Osmium and Oganesson.

  17. 17. Name a periodic table element that ENDS with two consonants.

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    Cobalt, Zinc, Antimony, Bismuth, Mercury, and Gold.

  18. 18. Name a periodic table element with FEWER THAN four letters in its name.

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    Wrong!

    Tin.

  19. 19. Name a periodic table element named after a US state.

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    Wrong!

    Californium and Tennessine.

  20. 20. Name a NON-METAL periodic table element that doesn't end with either -ON, -IUM, -INE, or -EN.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Arsenic, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Antimony.

This Frustrating Quiz Will Really Test Your Periodic Table Knowledge

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