Chapter 2 Minerals Exam

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Chapter 2 Minerals Exam - Quiz

Minerals are unlimited and can be found in different places around the universe. Some are used daily and some are considered priceless. Having covered units 1, 2 and 3 of chapter two on minerals it is important to be on our feet with what we have covered so far. Take up this quiz and get to refresh your memory. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Protons...
    • A. 

      Are negatively charged

    • B. 

      Orbit the nucleus

    • C. 

      Are positively charged

    • D. 

      1/2000 amu

  • 2. 
    Electrons...
    • A. 

      Orbit the nucleus and negatively charged

    • B. 

      Are positively charged and make up the nucleus

    • C. 

      Take up most of the mass in the atom

    • D. 

      Are the same as the atomic number

  • 3. 
    The nucleus
    • A. 

      Is made up of protons and neutrons

    • B. 

      Orbits the center proton

    • C. 

      Is the coldest point in the atom

    • D. 

      Surrounds the atom

  • 4. 
    Which subatomic particle(s) orbits the nucleus in a fixed orbit?
    • A. 

      Proton

    • B. 

      Neutron

    • C. 

      Electron

    • D. 

      Protons and electrons

  • 5. 
    How many electrons can the first energy level hold?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      1

  • 6. 
    Each horizontal row is a ____________ on the periodic table.
  • 7. 
    What is the charge of a proton?
    • A. 

      Negative

    • B. 

      Positive

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      No charge

  • 8. 
    Which subatomic particles are MOST involved in chemical bonding?
    • A. 

      Protons

    • B. 

      Electrons

    • C. 

      Neutrons

    • D. 

      Isotopes

  • 9. 
    Does this mineral cleave or fracture?
  • 10. 
    Name this mineral.  It cleaves paper thin.
  • 11. 
    What mineral is the hardest known substance in nature?
    • A. 

      Muscovite

    • B. 

      Native gold

    • C. 

      Diamond

    • D. 

      Silicate

  • 12. 
    Where are most minerals found?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      In outer space

    • D. 

      Earth's crust

  • 13. 
    If a mineral breaks along flat or even surfaces, it has
    • A. 

      Luster

    • B. 

      Fracture

    • C. 

      Cleavage

    • D. 

      Streak

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    Gold, silver and copper are examples of:
    • A. 

      Carbonate minerals

    • B. 

      Native elements

    • C. 

      Fluorescent minerals

    • D. 

      Minerals that have a distinct smell

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    Does this mineral cleave or fracture?
  • 18. 
    Does this mineral cleave or fracture?
  • 19. 
    . Does this mineral cleave or fracture?  
  • 20. 
    DNA is a molecule...
    • A. 

      Made up of lots of atoms

    • B. 

      Made up of lots of balls

    • C. 

      That is straight

    • D. 

      Made up of only a few atoms

    • E. 

      Made of only carbon

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