Dmitri Mendeleev & the Periodic Table: Biography, Contribution & Facts


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What did Mendeleev use to organize elements into rows?

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1. How did Mendeleev organize elements into columns (groups)?

2. Where did Mendeleev spend most of his career working?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the life of Dmitri Mendeleev and his important contributions to the field of chemistry. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how Mendeleev initially organized elements into rows and columns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What Mendeleev used to originally organize elements into rows
  • The method Mendeleev used to organize elements into columns
  • The location where Mendeleev spent most of his time working
  • Mendeleev's various interests
  • What Mendeleev was able to predict, based on the periodic table

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as atomic weight
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Dmitri Mendeleev's life and contributions to chemistry
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the organization of the periodic table and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Dmitri Mendeleev's career

Additional Learning

To learn more about the life and contributions of Mendeleev, review the corresponding lesson on Dmitri Mendeleev's Life and Contributions to Chemistry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Mendeleev's life history
  • Understand how Mendeleev improved upon the periodic table
  • Know why Mendeleev grouped certain elements together
  • Understand how Mendeleev was able to predict the properties of undiscovered elements based on his table