Silver Quiz

This quiz is based on silver facts at Silver Downunder.

It can be completed online by starting at the first silver fact sheet (there's a prize at the end!), or you can print out and copy the list of questions below.

  1. What is the chemical symbol for silver?
    1. Cu
    2. Ag
    3. Pb
  2. Silver is solid at room temperature.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. Silver is sometimes found as "electrum". This is an alloy of silver and:
    1. tin
    2. copper
    3. gold
    4. more silver
  4. According to Mohs Scale, silver has a hardness of:
    1. 2 - 4
    2. 2.5 - 3
    3. 3.25
  5. Silver is:
    1. an excellent conductor of heat
    2. the softest metal
    3. the rarest metal
    4. red in colour
  6. Silver melts at a temperature of
    1. 2660 degrees Celsius
    2. 1660 degrees Celsius
    3. 961.93 degrees Celsius
    4. 1083 degrees Celsius
    5. silver cannot be melted
  7. Silver is mainly used in
    1. medicines
    2. photography and electrical appliances
    3. spacecraft
    4. making cricket bats
  8. Silver is
    1. heavier than gold
    2. easily tarnished
    3. magnetic
  9. In Australia, silver is most commonly found associated with the mineral
    1. galena
    2. chalcopyrite
    3. electrum
  10. Sterling silver is an alloy of
    1. 40% gold and 60% silver
    2. 7.5% copper and 92.5% silver
    3. 25% copper and 75% silver
    4. 40% copper, 50% silver and 80% gold
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