Science, Tech, Math › Science Chemistry Quiz - Atom Basics Printable Chemistry Quiz on Atoms Share Flipboard Email Print Atoms are the basic building blocks of matter. Svdmolen/Jeanot, Public Domain Science Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated September 04, 2018 This is a multiple choice chemistry quiz on atoms that you may take online or print. You may wish to review atomic theory before taking this quiz. A self-grading online version of this quiz is available, too. TIP:To view this exercise without ads, click on "print this page." The three basic components of an atom are:(a) protons, neutrons, and ions(b) protons, neutrons, and electrons(c) protons, neutrinos, and ions(d) protium, deuterium, and tritium An element is determined by the number of:(a) atoms(b) electrons(c) neutrons(d) protons The nucleus of an atom consists of:(a) electrons(b) neutrons(c) protons and neutrons(d) protons, neutrons, and electrons A single proton has what electrical charge?(a) no charge(b) positive charge(c) negative charge(d) either a positive or negative charge Which particles have approximately the same size and mass as each other?(a) neutrons and electrons(b) electrons and protons(c) protons and neutrons(d) none - they are all very different in size and mass Which two particles would be attracted to each other?(a) electrons and neutrons(b) electrons and protons(c) protons and neutrons(d) all particles are attracted to each other The atomic number of an atom is:(a) the number of electrons(b) the number of neutrons(c) the number of protons(d) the number of protons plus the number of neutrons Changing the number of neutrons of an atom changes its:(a) isotope(b) element(c) ion(d) charge When you change the number of electrons on an atom, you produce a different:(a) isotope(b) ion(c) element(d) atomic mass According to atomic theory, electrons are usually found:(a) in the atomic nucleus(b) outside the nucleus, yet very near it because they are attracted to the protons(c) outside the nucleus and often far from it - most of an atom's volume is its electron cloud(d) either in the nucleus or around it - electrons are readily found anywhere in an atom Answers: 1 b, 2 d, 3 c, 4 b, 5 c, 6 b, 7 c, 8 a, 9 b, 10 c Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemistry Quiz - Atom Basics." ThoughtCo, Aug. 25, 2020, thoughtco.com/chemistry-quiz-atom-basics-609241. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 25). Chemistry Quiz - Atom Basics. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/chemistry-quiz-atom-basics-609241 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemistry Quiz - Atom Basics." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/chemistry-quiz-atom-basics-609241 (accessed June 17, 2021). copy citation Watch Now: What Is An Atom?