Es Week #5 - Minerals, Gems, & Rocks

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Rocks Quizzes & Trivia

ES Week #5 - Questions cover material from minerals, gems, and the rock cycle.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A mineral is considered a gem if it has these qualities: (check the 2 that apply)
    • A. 

      Costs a lot

    • B. 

      Rare

    • C. 

      Black

    • D. 

      Is considered beautiful

    • E. 

      Was once alive

  • 2. 
    The gem from #3 was said to be cursed originally by a Hindu God because the thief took it from a
    • A. 

      King's crown

    • B. 

      Queen's dress

    • C. 

      Statue's eye

    • D. 

      Dog collar

    • E. 

      British museum

  • 3. 
    Conflict, or Blood, Diamonds are not encouraged to be bought because they fund
    • A. 

      A South American tribe

    • B. 

      An Australian kangaroo farm

    • C. 

      A Russian nuclear power plant

    • D. 

      An African civil war

    • E. 

      An American senator

  • 4. 
    Diamonds are not only used for jewelery; they are also used in
    • A. 

      Industry for cutting.

    • B. 

      Windows for glass.

    • C. 

      Computers for hard drives.

    • D. 

      Mr. Sampson's coffee mug for heat.

    • E. 

      Paper for envelopes.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NaCl, or salt?
    • A. 

      Calcite

    • B. 

      Halite

    • C. 

      Talc

    • D. 

      Quartz

  • 6. 
    The Statue of Liberty is made from
    • A. 

      Pt

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      Co

    • D. 

      Cu

    • E. 

      Fe

  • 7. 
    Exposure to inhaled asbestos causes lung cancer. This mineral is often found with asbestos and thus not used anymore to make powder.
    • A. 

      Quartz

    • B. 

      Talc

    • C. 

      Graphite

    • D. 

      Gold

    • E. 

      Feldspar

  • 8. 
    Quartz with a little Fe makes amethyst which is
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Green

    • E. 

      Purple

  • 9. 
    Oxidation, or rusting, of copper turns it
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Green

    • E. 

      Purple

  • 10. 
    Eggs and cocoa and oil and water are ingredients for brownies. _________ are the ingredients for rocks.
    • A. 

      Oysters

    • B. 

      Minerals

    • C. 

      Variables

    • D. 

      Meters

    • E. 

      T-rexes

  • 11. 
    In Africa, there are waterfalls and steep cliffs. The terms for these land formations are: (choose both)
    • A. 

      Cataracts

    • B. 

      Plateau

    • C. 

      Plain

    • D. 

      Escarpments

  • 12. 
    A Republic is
    • A. 

      A monarchy.

    • B. 

      A dictatorship.

    • C. 

      A form of government where people choose representatives.

    • D. 

      Vegetation.

  • 13. 
    Igneous rocks form from
    • A. 

      Cooled magma or lava.

    • B. 

      Compacted & cemented sediments.

    • C. 

      Heat and pressure changing existing rocks.

    • D. 

      The sun's rays hitting the surface.

  • 14. 
    Earth is ____ years old.
    • A. 

      13.7 B

    • B. 

      13.7 M

    • C. 

      7 B

    • D. 

      4.6 B

    • E. 

      4.6 M

  • 15. 
    The thing that CHANGES in a lab is called the
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Graph

    • D. 

      Variable

    • E. 

      Data

  • 16. 
    _______ are negative charges found on the outside of an atom's nucleus.
    • A. 

      Protons

    • B. 

      Neutrons

    • C. 

      Kryptonite

    • D. 

      Electrons

  • 17. 
    The formula for density =
    • A. 

      M*V

    • B. 

      V/m

    • C. 

      V*m

    • D. 

      M/v

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