Worksheet: Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

In this worksheet, we will practice describing, comparing, and explaining the physical and chemical properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.

Q1:

Which property of a metal allows it to be hammered or rolled into thin sheets?

  • AStrength
  • BDuctility
  • CMalleability
  • DMelting point
  • EConductivity

Q2:

Which of the following properties is not commonly associated with a metal?

  • AMalleability
  • BBrittleness
  • CDuctility
  • DElectrical conductivity
  • EShininess

Q3:

Which property of a metal allows it to be drawn into long, thin wires?

  • ADuctility
  • BStrength
  • CConductivity
  • DMalleability
  • EMelting point

Q4:

The properties of five metals AE are shown in the bar chart.

Which metal is most likely to be copper?

  • A E
  • B C
  • C D
  • D B
  • E A

Which metal is most likely to be aluminum?

  • A A
  • B B
  • C E
  • D D
  • E C

Which metal is most likely to be steel?

  • A D
  • B E
  • C C
  • D B
  • E A

Which metal is most likely to be lead?

  • A B
  • B D
  • C E
  • D A
  • E C

Q5:

Which structural property of metals is responsible for their electrical conductivity?

  • ALarge and variable ionic charges
  • BHighly ordered lattice structure
  • CDelocalization of valence electrons
  • DStrong electrostatic attraction of valence electrons
  • ESusceptibility of atoms to ionization

Q6:

Which of the following categories contains the majority of elements?

  • ANon-metals
  • BThird-period elements
  • CNoble gases
  • DMetals
  • ETransition elements

Q7:

Which of the following is not a common property of metals?

  • AHigh electrical conductivity
  • BHigh melting point
  • CHigh thermal conductivity
  • DBright color
  • EHigh mechanical strength

Q8:

Which of the following is not a common property of non-metals?

  • ABrittleness
  • BPoor electrical conductance
  • CPoor thermal conductance
  • DLow density
  • EShine

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