Ch 2 Minerals Sect. 2 Minerals & Section 3 Properties Of Minerals

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Ch 2 Minerals  Sect. 2 Minerals & Section 3 Properties Of Minerals - Quiz

This Quiz will cover Ch 2 Section 2 Minerals. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of minerals?
    • A. 

      Crystalline structure

    • B. 

      Formed by inorganic processes

    • C. 

      Definite chemical composition

    • D. 

      Either liquid or solid

  • 2. 
    The Mohs scale measures
    • A. 

      Density of a mineral

    • B. 

      A mineral

    • C. 

      The luster of a mineral

    • D. 

      A mineral's type of crystalline structure

  • 3. 
    Diamond is
    • A. 

      The hardest mineral on the Mohs scale

    • B. 

      A nonmetallic element

    • C. 

      The only mineral with luster

    • D. 

      An iosotope of silicone

  • 4. 
    Gold, silver and copper are examples of:
    • A. 

      Carbonate minerals

    • B. 

      Native elements

    • C. 

      Fluorescent minerals

    • D. 

      Minerals that have a distinct smell

  • 5. 
    If a mineral breaks along flat or even surfaces, it has
    • A. 

      Luster

    • B. 

      Fracture

    • C. 

      Cleavage

    • D. 

      Streak

  • 6. 
    You can identify a mineral by only using one property. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Where are most minerals found?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      In outer space

    • D. 

      Earth's crust

  • 8. 
    All silicate minerals contain which two elements?
    • A. 

      Silicon and oxygen

    • B. 

      Oxygen and carbon

    • C. 

      Iron and silicon

    • D. 

      Silicon and sodium

  • 9. 
    What mineral is the hardest known substance in nature?
    • A. 

      Muscovite

    • B. 

      Native gold

    • C. 

      Diamond

    • D. 

      Silicate

  • 10. 
     A silicate tetrahedron is surrounded by ________.
    • A. 

      4 oxygen atoms

    • B. 

      6 sodium atoms

    • C. 

      6 oxygen atoms

    • D. 

      4 sodium atoms

  • 11. 
    Name this mineral.  There are paperclips attached to it do to its magnetic properties
  • 12. 
    Name this mineral.  It cleaves paper thin.
  • 13. 
    Does this mineral cleave or fracture?
  • 14. 
    Does this mineral cleave or fracture?
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