Updated date:

Chemical Symbols on the Periodic Table of the Elements: A Multiple-Choice Quiz

2017 Periodic Table of Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements updated for 2017.

Periodic Table of the Elements updated for 2017.

The Periodic Table of What???

  • If you are one of the few people in the universe who doesn't find the Periodic Table of the Elements just a tad confusing, you will probably zip through this quiz without a hitch. If, however, you are just one of us "common folk" you may have to think about things you haven't thought of in years, and be exposed to elements you never even knew existed.
  • Where the heck did all of these elements come from? When I was in college, some of them had not even been discovered, so I found this quiz a bit challenging. Home schoolers and high school students should find this quiz beneficial when studying the chemical symbols. I hope everyone finds it fun and entertaining.
  • Take the video crash course before attempting the quiz. It's a great way to learn.
  • Anyway, good luck!

Four New Elements Added in 2016

Their atomic numbers are 113, 115, 117 and 118 and they are the latest additions to the Periodic Table of Elements, added in December of 2016. Their official names were revealed as Tennessine, Nihonium, Moscovium and Oganesson. All four of these elements, synthetically created in labs, complete the seventh row of the periodic table.

A Crash Course

The Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the chemical symbol for radium?
    • Rd
    • Ra
  2. What is the chemical symbol for beryllium?
    • Be
    • Br
  3. What is the chemical symbol for barium?
    • Br
    • Ba
  4. What is the chemical symbol for magnesium?
    • Ma
    • Mg
  5. What is the chemical symbol for strontium?
    • St
    • Sr
  6. What is the chemical symbol for calcium?
    • Cl
    • Ca
  7. What is the chemical symbol for astatine?
    • At
    • As
  8. What is the chemical symbol for fluorine?
    • F
    • Fn
  9. What is the chemical symbol for iodine?
    • I
    • Id
  10. What is the chemical symbol for chlorine?
    • Cl
    • Ch
  11. What is the chemical symbol for bromine?
    • Br
    • Bn
  12. What is the chemical symbol for scandium?
    • Sc
    • Sd
  13. What is the chemical symbol for yttrium?
    • Y
    • Yt
  14. What is the chemical symbol for polonium?
    • Pn
    • Po
  15. What is the chemical symbol for tellurium?
    • Te
    • Tl
  16. What is the chemical symbol for oxygen?
    • Ox
    • O
  17. What is the chemical symbol for selenium?
    • Se
    • Sn
  18. What is the chemical symbol for sulfur?
    • S
    • Su
  19. What is the chemical symbol for lanthanum?
    • La
    • Lm
  20. What is the chemical symbol for actinium?
    • Ac
    • At
  21. What is the chemical symbol for chlorine?
    • Ch
    • Cl
  22. What is the chemical symbol for hydrogen?
    • Hy
    • H
  23. What is the chemical symbol for francium?
    • Fr
    • F
  24. What is the chemical symbol for lithium?
    • Li
    • Lm
  25. What is the chemical symbol for cesium?
    • Ce
    • Cs
  26. What is the chemical symbol for sodium?
    • So
    • Na
  27. What is the chemical symbol for potassium?
    • K
    • Pt
  28. What is the chemical symbol for zinc?
    • Zc
    • Zn
  29. What is the chemical symbol for cadmium?
    • Ca
    • Cd
  30. What is the chemical symbol for mercury?
    • Hg
    • Hc
  31. What is the chemical symbol for unumbium?
    • Uum
    • Uub
  32. What is the chemical symbol for copper?
    • Cu
    • Cp
  33. What is the chemical symbol for silver?
    • Ag
    • Au
  34. What is the chemical symbol for gold?
    • Gl
    • Au
  35. What is the chemical symbol for ununumium?
    • Uuu
    • Uum
  36. What is the chemical symbol for nickel?
    • Ni
    • Nk
  37. What is the chemical symbol for palladium?
    • Pd
    • Pm
  38. What is the chemical symbol for platinum?
    • Pt
    • Pl
  39. What is the chemical symbol for ununnilium?
    • Uun
    • Uum
  40. What is the chemical symbol for titanium?
    • Ti
    • Tt
  41. What is the chemical symbol for zirconium?
    • Zi
    • Zr
  42. What is the chemical symbol for hafnium?
    • Ha
    • Hf
  43. What is the chemical symbol for rutherfordium?
    • Rf
    • Ru
  44. What is the chemical symbol for dubnium?
    • Db
    • Du
  45. What is the chemical symbol for meitnerium?
    • Mt
    • Me
  46. What is the chemical symbol for iridium?
    • Id
    • Ir
  47. What is the chemical symbol for rhodium?
    • Rh
    • Ro
  48. What is the chemical symbol for cobalt?
    • Co
    • Cb
  49. What is the chemical symbol for hassium?
    • Ha
    • Hs

Answer Key

  1. Ra
  2. Be
  3. Ba
  4. Mg
  5. Sr
  6. Ca
  7. At
  8. F
  9. I
  10. Cl
  11. Br
  12. Sc
  13. Y
  14. Pn
  15. Te
  16. O
  17. Se
  18. S
  19. La
  20. Ac
  21. Cl
  22. H
  23. Fr
  24. Li
  25. Cs
  26. Na
  27. K
  28. Zn
  29. Cd
  30. Hg
  31. Uub
  32. Cu
  33. Ag
  34. Au
  35. Uuu
  36. Ni
  37. Pd
  38. Pt
  39. Uun
  40. Ti
  41. Zr
  42. Hf
  43. Rf
  44. Db
  45. Mt
  46. Ir
  47. Rh
  48. Co
  49. Hs

Moscovium

Read Other Great Hubs About Learning the Periodic Table of Elements

  • Development of Periodic Table
    As more elements began to get discovered a need arose to classify them which led to the Development of Periodic Table. Following is the summary of the same.
  • Trends And The Periodic Table
    The modern periodic table has the following characteristics: Each horizontal row is called a period. The elements (from left to right across the period) are arranged in order of their atomic numbers. Elements often show trends in properties...

Related Articles