Not valid for use as an USNCO Olympiad National Exam after April 25, 2006.
2006 U. S. NATIONAL
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
Sherry Berman-Robinson, Consolidated High School, IL
David W. Hostage, Taft School, CT
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,
Marian Dewane, Centennial High School, ID
Ronald O. Ragsdale, University of Utah, UT
Kimberly Gardner, United States Air Force Academy, CO,
Todd Trout, Lancaster Country Day School, PA
Preston Hayes, Glenbrook South High School, IL
DIRECTIONS TO THE EXAMINER–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
. Testing materials, scratch paper, and the Scantron sheet should be made available to the
during the examination period. All testing materials including scratch paper should be turned in and kept secure until April
25, 2006, 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
, or after
one hour and thirty minutes
elapsed, the student must turn in the Scantron sheet,
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.
1 hour, 30 minutes
1 hour, 45 minutes
2 lab problems
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-
DIRECTIONS TO THE EXAMINEE–PART I
DO NOT TURN THE PAGE UNTIL DIRECTED TO DO SO.
Answers to questions in
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
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 examination,