PhysSci2: States of Matter Reading Questions
  • 1. A rock, water, and air are all made up of -
A) space
B) matter
C) weight
D) energy
  • 2. The three states of matter are -
A) solid, liquid, gas
B) solid, rock, liquid
C) gas, smoke, energy
D) liquid, solid, air
  • 3. Rock is a -
A) gel
B) liquid
C) solid
D) gas
  • 4. Water is a -
A) liquid
B) gel
C) gas
D) solid
  • 5. Air is a -
A) gas
B) liquid
C) solid
D) gel
  • 6. Matter is made up of tiny -
A) cells
B) particles
C) organisms
D) snowflakes
  • 7. In a solid, the particles of matter are -
A) packed together
B) quickly moving
C) changing form
D) spread out
  • 8. When water boils, it changes from a liquid to a -
A) gas
B) living organism
C) form of energy
D) solid
  • 9. When the temperature increases, a -
A) liquid will change into a solid
B) solid will change into a liquid
C) gas will change into a liquid
D) gas will change into a solid
  • 10. When water freezes into ice, the matter that makes up the water -
A) becomes a living organism
B) has a greater temperature
C) has not changed
D) becomes energy
  • 11. What does the word "solid" mean in paragraph 2?
A) a state of matter with a definite shape, but a volume that can change
B) a state of matter that does not have a fixed shape or volume
C) a state of matter with a definite volume, but can change shape
D) a state of matter with a definite shape and volume
  • 12. What does the word "liquid" mean in paragraph 2?
A) a state of matter that does not have a fixed shape or volume
B) a state of matter with a definite volume, but can change shape
C) a state of matter with a definite shape, but a volume that can change
D) a state of matter with a definite shape and volume
  • 13. What does the word "gas" mean in paragraph 2?
A) a state of matter with a definite shape and volume
B) a state of matter with a definite volume, but can change shape
C) a state matter that does not have a fixed shape or volume
D) a state of matter with a definite shape, but a volume that can change
  • 14. Read the following definition for the word "state." state (noun) 1. a condition of being 2. social position or rank 3. one of the types of matter 4. a territorial and political unit Which meaning best fits the way "state" is used in paragraph 1?
A) meaning 2
B) meaning 1
C) meaning 4
D) meaning 3
  • 15. The term "physical change" in paragraph 5 refers to
A) a state of matter which has a definite shape and volume
B) a change in the appearance of matter without actually changing the matter itself
C) a change in which matter changes into something else
D) one of the three main forms of matter
  • 16. The word "condensation" in paragraph 4 means -
A) a state of matter with a definite shape, but a volume that can change
B) a state of matter with a definite shape and volume
C) a state of matter with a definite volume, but can change shape
D) the change from a gas to a liquid as it cools
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