Test Your Knowledge About the Prologue Chapter

What is your name?

1. What are the most likely units of measure obtained by using an electronic scale?

meters

grams

kiometers

liters

2. Four students calculated the volume of a gold sample, based upon their measurements of mass and density. The numbers that follow are the percent errors of each student. Which student has the most accurate volume calculation?

10%

25%

60%

150%

3. Which object has the same density as a metal thumb tack?

a pine board

granite rock

basketball rim

rubber tire

4. An object sunk in a swimming pool can be made to float by only increasing its:

pressure

mass

weight

volume

5. A scientist decided to investigate the properties of an igneous pebble. The first thing that she did was to place the pebble into a container of distilled water. What property was she most likely trying to observe?

density

volume

pressure

mass