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Discover the Nature of Gold

Let us examine some interesting facts about the nature of gold. Gold is found in rocks, earth-veins, and alluvial deposits. Gold occurs freely, in the Earth’s crust and mantle; as nuggets and grains. Gold also occurs to a lesser extent as; natural alloys, compounds, minerals, and solid solutions. Do enjoy the quiz, and upvote it. You could leave your score and comments, afterwards, below. Thanks.

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  • What is the texture of gold, in its purest form?

    • Very Hard
    • Medium Hard
    • Soft
  • What is the name, used to refer to; the gold proportion (or fineness) by which gold alloys are measured by?

    • Troy (t)
    • Gram (g)
    • Karat (k)
    • Carat (c)
  • What is the colour of gold in its purest form?

    • Bright, glowing orange colour
    • Bright, glowing sun-yellow colour
    • Bright, slightly greenish-yellow colour
    • Bright, slightly reddish-yellow colour
  • Which of the following chemicals readily dissolves gold at room temperature to form an amalgam?

    • Bromine
    • Chlorine
    • Mercury
    • Potassium
  • What is chemical symbol for “gold”, as used throughout the world?

    • Ag
    • Au
    • G
    • Gd
  • How much money, is one gram of 9k gold roughly worth today; in England (in UK pounds)?

    • 2 UKpounds
    • 4 UKpounds
    • 6 UKpounds
    • 8 UKpounds
  • Was gold present in the original dust, from which the Solar System was formed; very many billions of years ago?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Which of the following chemicals, does gold not react with, at any temperature (whether at extremely high boiling temperatures, or very low freezing temperatures)?

    • Iodine
    • Chlorine
    • Oxygen
    • Fluorine
  • What is the Latin word for “gold”?

    • Goldum
    • Golda
    • Aura
    • Aurum
  • Chemically, how reactive is gold as an element; when mixed with other chemical elements?

    • Gold is one of the least reactive chemical elements in the world
    • Gold is one of the most reactive chemical elements in the world
    • Gold reacts with slightly more than half of other chemical elements
    • Gold reacts with slightly fewer than half of other chemical elements
  • What is chemical atomic number for gold?

    • 89
    • 79
    • 69
    • 59
  • What reaction does Gold have with most chemical bases – such as: sodium hydroxide, or potassium hydroxide (whether in their aqueous, solid, or molten forms)?

    • Gold is dissolved by most bases
    • Gold is slightly corroded by most bases
    • Gold is substantially corroded by most bases
    • Gold is unaffected by most bases

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