I don't think the question is in-salvageable, but I do think it should probably be reworded; possibly along the lines of what you suggest.
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And for the watch hand I tried uranium and plutonium, but radium didnt come to the surface. The rest I got though. Nice quiz (though some are slightly to simple, like germany germanium. Even if you didnt know you could guess it. Like moscovium. you could have done darmstadtium as a city. Or scandium, less obvious than some other ones)
Uranium's needy ex-girlfriend?
"Used in Thermometers" could be nearly anything. Optical thermometers use silicon, thermocouples use any two metals, liquid thermometers can use virtually any liquid. I recommend "Used to make the first practical thermometers" to hint at the expected answer.
"Found in milk" - the best answer for this ought to be hydrogen, since that's the element with the largest number of atoms in milk. To hint at what you are going for, maybe try "Nutrient advertised by dairy corporations to be found in their products."
"Smells like rotten eggs" - pretty easy to figure out what you were thinking after the previous hints, but this element actually doesn't smell like anything unless it forms compounds with other elements.
"Malleable ductile and valuable" is too open ended. Nearly any precious metal works to answer this, so I'd recommend "Malleable ductile valuable and yellow."
"Used in a once-popular type of advertising sign" is pretty easy to guess, but could also be sodium, tungsten, or several other things. Maybe say "Noble gas once used in popular advertising sings."
"Extremely poisonous metalloid" isn't even quite right. Polonium is the obvious answer, with an LD50 of 18 ng/kg. The answer marked as correct is 1 million times less poisonous than that. For reference, boron is about 50 less lethal than the answer given. Maybe hint "Metalloid used in commercial rat poison."
"Pipes made of this are being replaced" is another vague one. Replaced why? Copper pipes are being replaced for economic reasons. Maybe hint "Pipes made of this are being replaced in Flint, Michigan" or similar.
"Along with chlorine, it makes salt" - maybe
Along with chlorine, it makes table salt." To a chemist, any metal with chlorine makes salt.
Time to go out and touch grass.
The quiz is a little more fun if you consider it a little like a matching puzzle where you are finding the best answers (not necessary "correct") and not reusing them. Then it becomes a little more clear what's being asked for, since you can only answer "copper" (another element known for its value, ductility and malleability) for pennies, leaving gold to answer for malleability and value.
The quiz is structured with purposefully terse "hints" at "guesses" rather than "definitive answers to clear questions", it's just the style of the quiz. I do think "Most common element in the human body" should be rephrased as "Greatest proportion of human body" since "common" unambiguously refers to frequency, i.e., a count, and you don't need to say you're looking for an element, since that's the quiz.
It's symbol comes from the Latin word Argentum which means silver or silvery
There is no relation to Argentina as far as I can see
Good quiz though 9/10
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