Minerals Review

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A ten question formative review of mineral basics.

A ten question formative review of mineral basics.

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  • 1. Minerals Review Write your answer on your white board.
  • 2. Question 1 A mineral must be inorganic, which means that it contains a. compounds. b. materials made by humans. c. parts of living things. d. no materials that were once part of living things.
  • 3. Answer 1 A mineral must be inorganic, which means that it contains a. compounds. b. materials made by humans. c. parts of living things. d. no materials that were once part of living things.
  • 4. Question 2 The repeating pattern of a mineral's particles forms a solid called a(n) a. crystal. b. element. c. compound. d. rock.
  • 5. Answer 2 The repeating pattern of a mineral's particles forms a solid called a(n) a. crystal. b. element. c. compound. d. rock.
  • 6. Question 3 What is the hardest known mineral? a. talc b. quartz c. diamond d. gold
  • 7. Answer 3 What is the hardest known mineral? a. talc b. quartz c. diamond d. gold
  • 8. Question 4 The color of a mineral's powder is called its a. streak. b. luster. c. density. d. hardness.
  • 9. Answer 4 The color of a mineral's powder is called its a. streak. b. luster. c. density. d. hardness.
  • 10. Question 5 Minerals can form deep inside Earth's crust by a. cleavage and fracture. b. friction along faults. c. crystallization of melted materials. d. evaporation of ancient seas.
  • 11. Answer 5 Minerals can form deep inside Earth's crust by a. cleavage and fracture. b. friction along faults. c. crystallization of melted materials. d. evaporation of ancient seas.
  • 12. Question 6 Magma that cools very slowly deep beneath the surface forms minerals with what type of crystals? a. small b. large c. very hard d. cubic
  • 13. Answer 6 Magma that cools very slowly deep beneath the surface forms minerals with what type of crystals? a. small b. large c. very hard d. cubic
  • 14. Question 7 Minerals may form on Earth's surface when a. magma heats a solution. b. crystallization is delayed. c. solutions evaporate. d. pure metals are present
  • 15. Answer 7 Minerals may form on Earth's surface when a. magma heats a solution. b. crystallization is delayed. c. solutions evaporate. d. pure metals are present
  • 16. Question 8 The softest mineral on the Mohs hardness scale is a. quartz. b. talc. c. apatite. d. gypsum.
  • 17. Answer 8 The softest mineral on the Mohs hardness scale is a. quartz. b. talc. c. apatite. d. gypsum.
  • 18. Question 9 Although cement, brick, steel, and glass all come from substances found in Earth's crust, they are NOT classified as minerals because a. they are organic. b. they are not naturally occurring. c. they are too hard. d. they have many uses.
  • 19. Answer 9 Although cement, brick, steel, and glass all come from substances found in Earth's crust, they are NOT classified as minerals because a. they are organic. b. they are not naturally occurring. c. they are too hard. d. they have many uses.
  • 20. Question 10 Mohs Hardness Scale Mineral Hardness Talc 1 Gypsum 2 Calcite 3 Fluorite 4 Apatite 5 Feldspar 6 Quartz 7 Topaz 8 Corundum 9 Diamond 10 Which minerals in the table will scratch quartz?
  • 21. Answer 10 Mohs Hardness Scale Mineral Hardness Talc 1 Gypsum 2 Calcite 3 Fluorite 4 Apatite 5 Feldspar 6 Quartz 7 Topaz 8 Corundum 9 Diamond 10 Which minerals in the table will scratch quartz? Quartz. topaz, corundum, and diamond