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