PhysSci1: Matter, Mass, and Weight Reading Questions
  • 1. Everything is made up of
A) rock
B) matter
C) energy
D) cells
  • 2. Mass is the amount of matter in
A) water
B) a living thing
C) space
D) an object
  • 3. Weight is different from mass because weight depends on the
A) force moving an object
B) energy of the sun
C) force of gravity
D) rotation of the Earth
  • 4. An object on the moon would
A) weigh more than on the Earth
B) weigh the same as on the Earth
C) weigh less than on the Earth
D) weigh more than nay other object on Earth
  • 5. The volume of an object represents
A) how much energy is in an object
B) how much space it takes up
C) the amount of matter in an object
D) the weight of an object
  • 6. Objects with more density than water will
A) sink in water
B) continuously rise and fall in water
C) float in water
D) cause water to freeze
  • 7. Sara has 4 cubes that all have the same volume. The first cube has a mass of 2 grams, the second cube has a mass of 5 grams, the third cube has a mass of 10 grams, and the fourth cube has a mass of 25 grams. Which cube has the greatest density?
A) the first cube
B) the second cube
C) the third cube
D) the fourth cube
  • 8. Which scientific tool is used to measure mass?
A) microscope
B) balance scale
C) hand lens
D) graduated cylinder
  • 9. What does the word "matter" mean in paragraph 1?
A) the amount of space an object takes up
B) the amount of matter in an object
C) the weight of an object
D) anything that has mass and takes up space
  • 10. What does the word "mass" mean in paragraph 1
A) the amount of space an object takes up
B) the amount of matter in an object
C) the size of an object
D) the amount of matter in a given volume
  • 11. The word "weight" in paragraph 2 means -
A) the amount of matter in a given volume
B) the measure of the amount of gravity acting on the mass of an object
C) the amount of space an object takes up
D) the relative size of an object
  • 12. What does the word "volume" mean in paragraph 3?
A) the amount of matter in an object
B) the amount of space an object takes up
C) the color of an object
D) the weight of an object
  • 13. The word "density" refers to -
A) the amount of space an object takes up
B) the amount of matter in an object
C) whether an object will sink or float
D) the measure of the amount of gravity acting on the mass of an object
  • 14. The word "solubility" in paragraph 3 means -
A) the ability of a substance to dissolve in a liquid
B) the measure of the amount of gravity acting on the mass of an object
C) the relative size of an object
D) the amount of space an object takes up
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Answer Key

1.B   2.D   3.C   4.C   5.B   6.A   7.D   8.B   9.D   10.B   11.B   12.B   13.C   14.A  

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