ACS EXAM 2005 1


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Not valid for use as an USNCO Olympiad National Exam after April 26, 2005. Distributed by the ACS DivCHED Examinations Institute, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A. 2005 U. S. NATIONAL CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD NATIONAL EXAM PART 1 Prepared by the American Chemical Society Olympiad Examinations Task Force OLYMPIAD EXAMINATIONS TASK FORCE Arden P. Zipp, State University of New York, Cortland Chair Sherry Berman-Robinson, Consolidated High School, IL Alice Johnsen, Bellaire High School, TX William Bond, Snohomish High School, WA Adele Mouakad, St. John’s School, PR Peter E. Demmin (retired), Amherst Central High School, NY Jane Nagurney, Scranton Preparatory School, PA Kimberley Gardner, United States Air Force Academy, CO, Ronald O. Ragsdale, University of Utah, UT David W. Hostage, Taft School, CT Jacqueline Simms, Sandalwood Sr. High School, FL DIRECTIONS TO THE EXAMINER–PART I Part I of this test is designed to be taken with a Scantron® answer sheet on which the student records his or her responses. Only this Scantron sheet is graded for a score on Part I . Testing materials, scratch paper, and the Scantron sheet should be made available to the student only during the examination period. All testing materials including scratch paper should be turned in and kept secure until April 27, 2005, after which tests can be returned to students and their teachers for further study. Allow time for the student to read the directions, ask questions, and fill in the requested information on the Scantron sheet. The answer sheet must be completed using a pencil, not pen. When the student has completed Part I , or after one hour and thirty minutes has elapsed, the student must turn in the Scantron sheet, Part I of the testing materials, and all scratch paper. There are three parts to the National Olympiad Examination. You have the option of administering the three parts in any order, and you are free to schedule rest-breaks between parts. Part I 60 questions single-answer multiple-choice 1 hour, 30 minutes Part II 8 questions problem-solving, explanations 1 hour, 45 minutes Part III 2 lab problems laboratory practical 1 hour, 30 minutes A periodic table and other useful information are provided on page 2 for student reference. Students should be permitted to use non- programmable calculators. DIRECTIONS TO THE EXAMINEE–PART I DO NOT TURN THE PAGE UNTIL DIRECTED TO DO SO. Answers to questions in Part I must be entered on a Scantron answer sheet to be scored. Be sure to write your name on the answer sheet; an ID number is already entered for you. Make a record of this ID number because you will use the same number on both Parts II and III. Each item in Part I consists of a question or an incomplete statement that is followed by four possible choices. Select the single choice that best answers the question or completes the statement. Then use a pencil to blacken the space on your answer sheet next to the same letter as your choice. You may write on the
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