Minerals: Properties And Characterstics Quiz!

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In our everyday life, we use products which are made of minerals. Whether it's your body, your toothpaste, cement, roads or anything everything contains minerals. The physical properties of minerals are identified by their colour, streak, hardness, tenacity, odour and crystalline structure. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about the properties and characteristics of minerals. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A mineral CANNOT be
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Formed from once-living material

    • C. 

      Naturally occurring

    • D. 

      Light in color

  • 2. 
    Gold, silver and copper are examples of:
    • A. 

      Carbonate minerals

    • B. 

      Native elements

    • C. 

      Fluorescent minerals

    • D. 

      Minerals that have a distinct smell

  • 3. 
    If a mineral breaks along flat or even surfaces, it has
    • A. 

      Luster

    • B. 

      Fracture

    • C. 

      Cleavage

    • D. 

      Streak

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    What does the mineral property of specific gravity measure or describe?
    • A. 

      Describes how easy it is to scratch the surface of a mineral

    • B. 

      Describes how well a mineral reflects light

    • C. 

      Measures the density of the mineral

    • D. 

      The color of the mineral in powdered form

  • 7. 
     What does the mineral property of lustre measure or describe?
    • A. 

      Describes how easy it is to scratch the surface of a mineral

    • B. 

      Describes how well a mineral reflects light

    • C. 

      Measures the density of the mineral

    • D. 

      The color of the mineral in powdered form

  • 8. 
    What does the mineral property of cleavage measure or describe?
    • A. 

      Describes how easy it is to scratch the surface of a mineral

    • B. 

      Describes how well a mineral reflects light

    • C. 

      Measures the density of the mineral

    • D. 

      The color of the mineral in powdered form

  • 9. 
    What does the mineral property of streak measure or describe?
    • A. 

      Describes how easy it is to scratch the surface of a mineral

    • B. 

       Describes how well a mineral reflects light

    • C. 

      Measures the density of the mineral

    • D. 

      The color of the mineral in powdered form

  • 10. 
    What are the two main elements that makeup silicate minerals?
    • A. 

      Sulfur and hydrogen

    • B. 

      Carbon and Oxygen

    • C. 

      Silicon and Oxygen

    • D. 

      Silicon and hydrogen