This Frustrating Quiz Will Really Test Your Periodic Table Knowledge

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

  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.)

    1. Hydrogen
    2. Boron
    3. Carbon
    4. Nitrogen
    5. Oxygen
    6. Fluorine
    7. Sulfur
    8. Sulphur
    9. Iodine
    10. Uranium
    11. Vanadium
    12. Yttrium
    13. Phosphorus
    14. Potassium
    15. Tungsten
  2. 2. Name ANY noble gas.
    1. Helium
    2. Neon
    3. Argon
    4. Krypton
    5. Xenon
    6. Oganesson
    7. Radon
  3. 3. Name a periodic table element that begins with a B.
    1. Boron
    2. Beryllium
    3. Berillium
    4. berylium
    5. berilium
    6. Bromine
    7. Barium
    8. Bismuth
    9. Berkelium
    10. Bohrium
  4. 4. Name a periodic table element that begins with an I.
    1. Iodine
    2. Iron
    3. Indium
    4. Iridium
  5. 5. Name a periodic table element that ENDS with a Y.
    1. Mercury
    2. Antimony
  6. 6. Name a periodic table element that contains a double letter.
    1. Beryllium
    2. Gallium
    3. Palladium
    4. Tellurium
    5. Thallium
    6. Tennessine
    7. Copper
    8. Hassium
    9. Potassium
    10. Yttrium
    11. Ytterbium
  7. 7. Name a periodic table element with just FOUR letters.
    1. Neon
    2. Iron
    3. Zinc
    4. Gold
    5. Lead
  8. 8. Name a periodic table element named after a CITY.
    1. Berkelium
    2. Darmstadtium
    3. Hafnium
    4. Holmium
    5. Lutetium
    6. Livermorium
  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.)

    1. Sodium
    2. Potassium
    3. Iron
    4. Silver
    5. Gold
    6. Antimony
    7. Tungsten
    8. Mercury
    9. Lead
  10. 10. Name ANY alkali metal.
    1. Lithium
    2. Sodium
    3. Potassium
    4. Rubidium
    5. Caesium
    6. Francium
    7. Cesium
  11. 11. Name a periodic table element named after a woman.
    1. Curium
    2. Meitnerium
  12. 12. Name a periodic table element whose symbol is also a complete word.

    (Again, you need to write the full name of the element, not the symbol.)

    1. Nobelium
    2. Iodine
    3. Americium
    4. Beryllium
    5. Helium
    6. Indium
    7. Astatine
    8. Arsenic
  13. 13. Name a periodic table element named after a COUNTRY.
    1. Francium
    2. Germanium
    3. Ruthenium
    4. Polonium
    5. Gallium
    6. Nihonium
    7. Copper
  14. 14. Name a periodic table element that is named after a dwarf planet.
    1. Plutonium
    2. Cerium
  15. 15. Name a periodic table element that begins and ends with the same letter.
    1. Molybdenum
    2. Neon
    3. Moscovium
    4. Nitrogen
    5. Meitnerium
    6. Magnesium
    7. Mendelevium
  16. 16. Name a periodic table element that begins with an O and is NOT oxygen.
    1. Osmium
    2. Oganesson
  17. 17. Name a periodic table element that ENDS with two consonants.
    1. Cobalt
    2. Zinc
    3. Antimony
    4. Bismuth
    5. Mercury
    6. Gold
  18. 18. Name a periodic table element with FEWER THAN four letters in its name.
    1. Tin
  19. 19. Name a periodic table element named after a US state.
    1. Californium
    2. Tennessine
  20. 20. Name a NON-METAL periodic table element that doesn't end with either -ON, -IUM, -INE, or -EN.
    1. Arsenic
    2. Phosphorus
    3. Sulfur
    4. Sulphur
    5. Antimony

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