Rocks And Minerals Test Review (graded)

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Rock And Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

Test Review for Test (12-12-13)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these has the greatest hardness?
    • A. 

      Gypsum

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Diamond

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Which of these is measured to have the least hardness?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Talc

    • C. 

      Shale

    • D. 

      Finger Nails

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Some feldspar types are referred to as k-spar.  Why?
    • A. 

      They contain Krypton

    • B. 

      They contain Keratin

    • C. 

      They contain Sodium

    • D. 

      They contain Potassium

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    What is the main chemical formula for silicates?
    • A. 

      One Silicon and Two Oxygen

    • B. 

      One Silicon and Four Oxygen

    • C. 

      Two Silicon and Eight Oxygen

    • D. 

      Four Silicon and One Oxygen

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Igneous rocks that cool most rapidly will have the ____________________ crystals
    • A. 

      Largest

    • B. 

      Smallest

    • C. 

      Most Colorful

    • D. 

      Prettiest

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    Most Minerals in the Earth's crust are classified as _______________.
    • A. 

      Metamorphic

    • B. 

      Silicate

    • C. 

      Glossy

    • D. 

      Sedamentary

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Which process occurs when sand particles settles out of the water or wind and deposit sediments?
    • A. 

      Cementation

    • B. 

      Foliation

    • C. 

      Phosphoresence

    • D. 

      Deposition

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The tendency of a mineral to break along a smooth plane is called what?
    • A. 

      Cleavage

    • B. 

      Fracture

    • C. 

      Melt

    • D. 

      Hardness

  • 9. 
     From what type of rock can metamorphic rocks be formed?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
     What are the three types of sedimentary rock?
    • A. 

      organic, chemical and clastic rocks

    • B. 

      Extrusive, chemical and intrusive rocks

    • C. 

      intrusive, clastic and organic rocks

    • D. 

      porphyritic, organic and chemical rocks

    • E. 

      None of the above.