The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods


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Which of the following can be found in the second period?

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1. Which of the following will react violently with water to form a base?

2. Elements in Group 2 are known as the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The periodic table is an important tool used to organize the known elements, and this quiz/worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge on how the periodic table is organized. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on the characteristics of the periods on the table, the characteristics of the groups on the table, and the properties that place elements in a given group or period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Which elements fall in which period
  • Which elements fall in which group
  • The properties of elements that place them in a given period or group
  • The groups with specific names, particularly the halogens

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on groups and periods on the periodic table from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of how the periodic table is structured and how that structure is informed by groups and periods
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish between the groups and periods discussed in this lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the periodic table, review the accompanying lesson called, The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define an element and the significance of the atomic number
  • Describe Dmitri Mendeleev's work on the periodic table
  • Understand periods and groups on the periodic table as patterns that arose from Mendeleev's arrangement of the elements
  • Discuss particular groups and families of elements
  • Understand how to use an element's group in order to make predictions about the element