Reading Passage Minerals Quiz

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Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are minerals?
    • A. 

      Natural solids

    • B. 

      Compounds found in the Earth's crust

    • C. 

      Organic substances

    • D. 

      Exactly two of the above

  • 2. 
    Approximately how many minerals are there? 
    • A. 

      2500

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      2000

  • 3. 
    Minerals differ from each other in
    • A. 

      Size, shape, composition and colour

    • B. 

      Size, shape, density and smell

    • C. 

      Size, shape, texture and transparency

    • D. 

      How they are manfactured

  • 4. 
    All minerals must
    • A. 

      Be made up of indefinite proportion of elements

    • B. 

      Be derived from organic materials

    • C. 

      Occur naturally

    • D. 

      Exactly two of the above

  • 5. 
    All minearls have _____ things in common
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 6. 
    Each mineral must be made up of
    • A. 

      Key elements

    • B. 

      Dense materials

    • C. 

      Chemically bound compounds

    • D. 

      Metallic materials

  • 7. 
    An example of minerals is
    • A. 

      Brick

    • B. 

      Glass

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Coal

  • 8. 
    Each mineral must be
    • A. 

      Organic

    • B. 

      Inorganic

    • C. 

      Solid

    • D. 

      Exacty two of the above

  • 9. 
    Crystals are 
    • A. 

      Rocks containing gems

    • B. 

      One of the required forms of minerals

    • C. 

      Solids whose particles have a non-repeating pattern

    • D. 

      Rare and valuable

  • 10. 
    Minerals are solids with crystal form found in the Earth's crust. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False, they do not always have crystal form

    • C. 

      False, they are found in the ocean

    • D. 

      False, they can be aqueous

  • 11. 
    How many questions above were answered using prior knowledge?
    • A. 

      1-2 questions

    • B. 

      3-4 questions

    • C. 

      5-6 questions

    • D. 

      More than 7 questions

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