Chemistry basics multiple choice questions

Chemistry basics multiple choice questions
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10 multiple choice questions to help you test your knowledge and understanding of the basics of Chemistry, and prepare for A-level Chemistry.

All of the questions are answerable based on what you learned at GCSE, so if you struggle to answer any of them you have a gap in your knowledge that you need to fill in.

Chemistry basics multiple choice questions

Allow yourself around 10 minutes to complete this quiz. Grab a pen and paper (and maybe a periodic table. The A-level one uses a different precision to the GCSE one, so use that – you can find the AQA one here).

1.Which state symbol represents an aqueous solution?

Correct! Wrong!

2.Which element is not diatomic?

Correct! Wrong!

3. Which compound is ionic?

Correct! Wrong!

4. Which compound is covalent?

Correct! Wrong!

5. Which element is in group 2 of the periodic table?

Correct! Wrong!

6. Which element is in period 4 of the periodic table?

Correct! Wrong!

7. Which element has a full outer shell of electrons?

Correct! Wrong!

8. Which element has 4 electrons in its outer shell?

Correct! Wrong!

9. Which of these elements is gaseous at room temperature?

Correct! Wrong!

10. Which of these elements contains delocalised electrons?

Correct! Wrong!

Chemistry basics multiple choice questions
You're ready for A-level Chemistry!
You got 10/10!
You have one or two gaps in your knowledge
Look back at the answers to see where you went wrong and work on these gaps in your knowledge.
You've got some work to do
You got quite a few questions wrong, so you've got quite a bit to work on before starting A-level Chemistry. Don't worry though, it's better to know what you don't know now so that you can work on it.

If you found this quiz a challenge it’s really important than you work on your knowledge of the basics before starting A-level Chemistry. It might be a bit disheartening, but it’s better to work on it now before you start running into problems

More quizzes to try

If you need to do more practice with the basics, you will find more questions here.

If you’re ready to practice with some tough exam-style A-level Chemistry questions you will find some here.