Class 10 Science Chapter 3 MCQ

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Class 10 Science Chapter 3 MCQ for 2020-2021

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Class 10 Science Chapter 3 MCQ with Answers

Class 10 Science chapter 3 Metal and non-metals MCQ questions online test are given below for practice. These MCQs are prepared from NCERT Books only. Answers as well as explanation of each answers are also given just below the questions. Questions are useful for all board like CBSE, UP Board, MP Board, and other board who are following NCERT Textbooks 2020-2021 for their final exams.


Which of the following non-metals is a liquid?

[A]. Carbon
[B]. Bromine
[C]. Phosphorus
[D]. Sulphur

Generally, non-metals are not conductors of electricity. Which of the following is a good conductor of electricity?

[A]. Diamond
[B]. Graphite
[C]. Sulphur
[D]. Fullerene


During electrolytic refining of zinc, it gets:

[A]. Deposited on cathode
[B]. Deposited on anode
[C]. Deposited on cathode as well as anode
[D]. Remains in the solution

Consider the following statement and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Potassium oxide is also a basic oxide which reacts with water to form an alkali called potassium hydroxide.
[B]. Magnesium oxide dissolves in water partially to form magnesium hydroxide.
[C]. Sulphur dioxide is a basic oxide which reacts with water to form an alkali called sulphur dioxide.
[D]. Magnesium oxide solution turns red litmus to blue, it is basic in nature.


In which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. Sodium reacts vigorously with cold water forming sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas.
[B]. Calcium reacts with cold water to form calcium hydroxide and hydrogen gas.
[C]. Magnesium metal react with cold water to form magnesium hydroxide and hydrogen.
[D]. None of the above

Silver articles become black on prolonged exposure to air. This is due to the formation of

[A]. Ag3N
[B]. Ag2O
[C]. Ag2S
[D]. Ag2S and Ag3N


Gaurav appeared in class test where he wrote some statements but he confused to know the correct statement. Would you help him to know that?

[A]. Non-metals form negatively charged ions by gaining electrons when reacting with metals.
[B]. Non-metals form oxides which are either acidic or neutral.
[C]. Non-metals do not displace hydrogen from dilute acids. They react with hydrogen to form hydrides.
[D]. All the above

Generally, metals react with acids to give salt and hydrogen gas. Which of the following acids does not give hydrogen gas on reacting with metals (except Mn and Mg)?

[A]. H2SO4
[B]. HCl
[C]. HNO3
[D]. All of these


Consider the following statements, choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Gold being least reactive metal has been placed at the bottom in the series.
[B]. If a metal is below hydrogen in the activity series, then it will easily react with water and acids to produce hydrogen gas.
[C]. Potassium is the most reactive metal here, so it has been placed at the top in the reactivity series.
[D]. All the metals placed below hydrogen in the reactivity series lose electrons less readily than hydrogen.

The ability of metals to be drawn into thin wire is known as:

[A]. Ductility
[B]. Malleability
[C]. Sonorousity
[D]. Conductivity

Hydrogen gas is not evolved when a metal reacts with nitric acid. Why?

It is because HNO3 is a strong oxidising agent. It oxidises the H2 produced to water and itself gets reduced to any of the nitrogen oxides (N2O, NO, NO2). But magnesium (Mg) and manganese (Mn) react with very dilute HNO3 to evolve H2 gas.

Why does Magnesium float on the surface of hot water?

Magnesium reacts with hot water to form magnesium hydroxide and hydrogen. It starts floating due to the bubbles of hydrogen gas sticking to its surface.

Why do ionic compounds have high melting and boiling points?

This is because a considerable amount of energy is required to break the strong inter-ionic attraction.

Why are the sulphides and carbonates converted into their oxides during the extraction of metal?

It is easier to obtain a metal from its oxide, as compared to its sulphides and carbonates. Therefore, prior to reduction, the metal sulphides and carbonates must be converted into metal oxides.

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