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Origins of Element Names

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Origins of Element Names game quiz
"I give you the origins of the element's name and you give me the element."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which element comes from the Spanish word for "baby silver?"
    Aluminum
    Platinum
    Chromium
    Magnesium


2. Which element was named after the Norse god of thunder?
    Mercury
    Thorium
    Promethium
    Molybdenum


3. Which of these elements was named for the couple who discovered radium?
    Barium
    Mendelevium
    Holmium
    Curium


4. Which elemental name originates from the Latin word for "Russia?"
    Ruthenium
    Rhenium
    Rubidium
    Niobium


5. Which of the following is from the German word for "devil's copper"?
    Lead
    Nickel
    Gold
    Silver


6. Which elemental name comes from the Greek word for "strange?"
    Xenon
    Argon
    Neon
    Radon


7. Whitch element was named for the Greek word for "ray," or "sunbeam?"
    Hafnium
    Protactinium
    Actinium
    Sulfur


8. Which element is named after the Norse goddess Freya?
    Tungsten
    Vanadium
    Fermium
    Osmium


9. Which of the following originally comes from the Persian word for "golden?"
    Yttrium
    Selenium
    Zirconium
    Strontium


10. Which element derives its name from the old name for "Paris?"
    Palladium
    Lutetium
    Samarium
    Fluorine


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Compiled Apr 05 13