Quiz about Mercury
Quiz about Mercury

Mercury Trivia Quiz


The element mercury.

A multiple-choice quiz by TonyTheDad. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
TonyTheDad
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
55,244
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
2431
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Mercury's atomic symbol is: Hint

Hg
M
Mc
Hs

2. At ordinary room temperatures, mercury exists in this form. Hint

Solid
Plasma
Gas
Liquid

3. From the 16th century until 2000 much of the world's mercury was produced from the Almaden mine located in which European country? Hint

Italy
Portugal
France
Spain

4. Mercury is in this classification of elements. Hint

Alkalai metal
Alkaline earth metal
Metalloid
Transition metal

5. What are alloys of mercury and other metals called?

Answer: (One Word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Mercury's atomic symbol is:

Answer: Hg

From the Latin word hydrargyrum (liquid silver).
2. At ordinary room temperatures, mercury exists in this form.

Answer: Liquid

Mercury is the only transition metal that is liquid at room temperature.
3. From the 16th century until 2000 much of the world's mercury was produced from the Almaden mine located in which European country?

Answer: Spain

The chief ore is cinnabar.
4. Mercury is in this classification of elements.

Answer: Transition metal

5. What are alloys of mercury and other metals called?

Answer: amalgams

Amalgams were used for dental work, being easily shaped. But concerns over mercury poisoning have prompted use of ceramics and other materials.
Source: Author TonyTheDad

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