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