Which two properties is matter
generally described to have? (A) Color and shape, (B) light and
weight, (C) velocity and charge, (D) mass and volume, (E) taste and smell.
To answer this question, we need to
know what matter is.
Matter is all around us. Our bodies are made up of matter,
as are the clothes that we wear. The air we breathe, the water we
drink, and the food we eat are all matter. The Earth, along with everything on
it and in it, is matter. The Moon, the Sun, and other stars
are also matter.
All of these examples of matter are
made up of atoms, one of the smallest units of matter. Regardless of its size, chemical
and physical properties, living or inanimate, all matter must have mass and take up
space. In fact, matter is defined as
anything that has both mass and volume. So the two properties that matter
is generally described to have are mass and volume, answer choice (D).