Rock And Mineral Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    The Mohs scale measures
    • A. 

      Density of a mineral

    • B. 

      A mineral's hardness

    • C. 

      The luster of a mineral

    • D. 

      A mineral's type of crystalline structure

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    Gold, silver and copper are examples of:
    • A. 

      Carbonate minerals

    • B. 

      Native elements

    • C. 

      Fluorescent minerals

    • D. 

      Minerals that have a distinct smell

  • 4. 
    If a mineral breaks along flat or even surfaces, it has
    • A. 

      Luster

    • B. 

      Fracture

    • C. 

      Cleavage

    • D. 

      Streak

  • 5. 
    A mineral CANNOT be
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Formed from once-living material

    • C. 

      Naturally occurring

    • D. 

      Light in color

  • 6. 
    . Name this mineral that has a property of double refraction.
  • 7. 
    What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?
    • A. 

      A mineral is more valuable

    • B. 

      A rock can be made of minerals

    • C. 

      A rock is prettier

    • D. 

      Choices A and B

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an example of a mineral resource?
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Petroleum

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      All answers apply

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following describes a mineral's response to surface breakage?
    • A. 

      Streak

    • B. 

      Luster

    • C. 

      Crystal form

    • D. 

      Cleavage

  • 10. 
    You can identify a mineral by only using one property. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Where are most minerals found?
    • A. 

      Earth's inner core

    • B. 

      Earth's outer core

    • C. 

      In outer space

    • D. 

      Earth's crust

  • 12. 
    Minerals have different properties that help scientists identify them. Which is not a property used to identify minerals?
    • A. 

      Hardness

    • B. 

      Luster

    • C. 

      Size

    • D. 

      Color

  • 13. 
    All silicate minerals contain which two elements?
    • A. 

      Silicon and oxygen

    • B. 

      Oxygen and carbon

    • C. 

      Iron and silicon

    • D. 

      Silicon and sodium

  • 14. 
    Hardness is a property that helps identify minerals. Scientists use a scale of 1-10 to show the hardness of a mineral. What number would be given to the hardest?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      0

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      10

  • 15. 
    What mineral is the hardest known substance in nature?
    • A. 

      Muscovite

    • B. 

      Native gold

    • C. 

      Diamond

    • D. 

      Silicate

  • 16. 
     A silicate tetrahedron is surrounded by ________.
    • A. 

      4 oxygen atoms

    • B. 

      6 sodium atoms

    • C. 

      6 oxygen atoms

    • D. 

      4 sodium atoms

  • 17. 
    Name this mineral.  It is second hardest to a diamond.
  • 18. 
    Name this mineral.  It is the official mineral of Illinois.
  • 19. 
    Name this mineral.  It is extremely dense.
  • 20. 
    Name this mineral.  There are paperclips attached to it do to its magnetic properties
  • 21. 
    Name this mineral.  It cleaves paper thin.
  • 22. 
    Name this mineral.  It has a distince color and cleavage.
  • 23. 
    Name this mineral.  It's color is very distinctive.
  • 24. 
    Name this mineral.  It has a very distinct smell.
  • 25. 
    Name this mineral.  It is often found in a powder form for its everyday use.
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