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NAME : ………………………………………………………FORM: …………………

SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN


KING EDWARD VII, TAIPING

ASSESSMENT 2/2009
FORM 1
SCIENCE
TIME: 1 HOUR

Answer all the questions.

PART 1 – 20 QUESTIONS (40 MARKS)

1 Which one of the following explains the importance of water?

A to carry nutrients to all cells in the body


B to produce energy during respiration
C as a habitat for earthworm
D to provide us with heat

2 Which one of the following does not explain the importance of air?

A For combustion
B For respiration
C For photosynthesis
D To generate electricity

3 Among the following properties of elements, which is matched correctly?

A Iron – can be broken down into two or more substances


B Sulphur – has shiny surface
C Mercury - freezes at –390C
D Copper - melts at 1000C

4 Among the following properties of compounds which is matched correctly?

A Sugar – can be separated by filtration


B Water – chemically combined from hydrogen and oxygen atoms
C Rubber – physically combined from carbon and oxygen
D Naphtalene – cannot be broken down into two or more substances

5 Among the following properties of mixtures, which are matched correctly?

I Dessert – consists of two or more substances which are physically


combined
II Water and oil – can be separated by using separating funnel
III Petroleum – can be separated by distillation
IV Alloy – can be separated by electrolysis
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A I. II. III. IV
B I. II. III
C I, II, IV
D I, III, IV

One spatula of iron filling and one spatula of sulphur powder are mixed together to
form a mixture as shown in the diagram above.
Choose the correct statement to describe the result.

A No new substance is formed


B The mixture turned black
C Heat is absorbed
D Heat is released

Which of the following statements is incorrect to describe the final result of the
experiment?

A A black coloured substance is formed


B Iron filling and sulphur powder are chemically combined
C No new substance is formed
D The original properties are completely changed

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Choose a mixture that can be separated by using the above method.

A Copper sulphide solution


B Sugar and water
C Salt and water
D Flour and water

A copper plate can light up the bulb when it is connected to the circuit, suggest
another substances that can do the same function
I aluminium
II silver
III iron
IV graphite

A I, II, III, IV
B I, II, III
C II, III, IV
D 1, III

1 Is light, does not rust and a good conductor of heat


0 Use as framework of planes, drink can, kettle and pans
The above statements are suitable for
A mercury
B sulphur
C aluminium
D silver

11 Which of the following is/are properties of mercury

I High melting point


II High boiling point
III Good conductor of heat
IV Fragile

A I
B I, II
C I, II, III
D I, II, III, IV

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1 Hard, has high melting point, transparent and shiny
2 To make jewellery and to cut glass
The above characteristics are true for

A Copper
B Carbon
C Pewter
D Gold

1 Air is a ………….
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A compound
B element
C gas
D mixture

1 This gas makes up about 78% of the air. It is very useful for plants to grow well.
4 The gas is ………….

A oxygen
B nitrogen
C carbon dioxide
D inert gases

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What do you see on the external surface of the boiling tube after a few minutes?

A The colourless drops of liquid that change the colour of anhydrous cobalt
chloride paper from blue to pink
B The colourless drops of liquid that change the colour of anhydrous cobalt
chloride paper from pink to blue
C The colourless drops of liquid that change the colour of litmus paper from
blue to red
D The colourless drops of liquid that change the colour of litmus paper from
red to blue

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Questions 16 to 18 are based on the diagram below.

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Why doesn’t water enter the gas jar at the beginning of the activity?

A Air has mass


B Air occupies space
C Air has density
D Air is lighter than water

1 Name the gas needed for the candle to burn


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A Hydrogen
B Carbon dioxide
C Oxygen
D Nitrogen

1 Name the gas released after the candle extinguished


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A Carbon dioxide
B Oxygen
C Inert gases
D Nitrogen

1 The confirmation test for oxygen is …….


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A turns lime water milky
B turns bicarbonate indicator from red to yellow
C very soluble in water
D ignites a glowing wooden splinter

2 When cooking is being done in the kitchen, the window need to be opened to allow
0 fresh air containing ………………….to come in to help combustion.

A Carbon dioxide
B Oxygen
C Inert gases
D Nitrogen

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PART 2 – 60 MARKS

1.

The apparatus shown in the figure above was set up and used in a science activity.
Petri dish A is exposed to the air near a window, while Petri dish B is covered with a
piece of glass. Observation is recorded after 20 minutes.

a. What is the aim of this experiment?


____________________________________________________________ ( 2 marks)

b. State the variables


i. Manipulated : _______________________________________________
ii. Constant: __________________________________________________
iii Responding : _______________________________________________
( 3 marks)
c. Conclusion : The dust content in A is __________________than B.
( 1 mark)

2. Choose a suitable word from the list given below to fill in the spaces based on the
statements.

Mixture element compound molecule atom

a. Smallest particle in element. (…………………..)

b. Substance consisting of only one type of atom. (……………………..)

c. Combination of a group of atoms. (………………….)

d. Substance consisting of two or more elements chemically combined together.


(……………………………)

e. Substance consisting of two or more elements physically combined together


(………………………..)
( 5 marks)

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3.

The apparatus above can be used to separate a mixture of oil and water.

a. Name the apparatus (________________________)

b. Give two properties of oil that enable it to be separated from water.

i. _____________________________________________________

ii. _____________________________________________________

c. Mixture can be separated physically. Suggest another two physical methods


that can be used.
i. __________________________________

ii. __________________________________
( 5 marks)

4. The diagram shows the components of gases in air.

i. Name gases P, Q, R and S.


P : ______________________

Q : ______________________

R : ______________________

S : ______________________

ii. State the confirmation test for oxygen gas.


Ignites a __________________________

iii. State the confirmation test for carbon dioxide gas.


Turns ________________________cloudy.

iv. Write down the percentage of each gas in the box below

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Name of gas Percentage
P
Q
R
S

( 10 marks)

5.

The above diagram shows three boiling tubes A, B and C which are left for two
hours.

i. What is the aim of this experiment?

_______________________________________________________ ( 2 marks)

ii. State the variable that is


a. constant : ____________________________________________

b. manipulated: _________________________________________

c. responding: __________________________________________
( 3 marks)
iii. What is the function of apparatus C? ________________________ ( 1 mark)

iv. What will happen to the indicator in A? ______________________ ( 1 mark)

v. Give your reason for the observation in (iv).


_______________________________________________________ ( 1 mark)

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vi. What is the function of cotton soaked with sodium hydroxide solution?
________________________________________________________ ( 1 mark)

vii. What conclusion can be made?


_______________________________________________________ ( 2 marks)

viii. Predict the observation if the cockroach is replaced by boiled green beans.
______________________________________________________________
( 1 mark)

6.

P : _______________________________________________________

Q : _______________________________________________________

R : _______________________________________________________

S : _______________________________________________________
( 4 marks)

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(b) Classify substances P, Q, R and S in the figure above into two groups based
on their common characteristic. Write the letters of the substances belonging to
each group.

( 4 marks)

( c) State the process to separate the molecules in P. (_____________________)


( 1 mark)

(d) Table salt can be obtained from sea water by ________________excess water
from the sea water.
( 1 mark)

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7.

( 12 marks)

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