Rocks And Minerals

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Rock And Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

This a test about rocks and minerals


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

      Is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid

    • B. 

      Is a naturally occurring, inorganic gas

    • C. 

      Is a naturally occurring, inorganic liquid

  • 2. 
    How do minerals form from solutions?
    • A. 

      When elements form from a supersaturated solution

    • B. 

      When elements desolves from unsupersaturated solution

    • C. 

      When elements desolves in supersaturated solution

  • 3. 
    Minerals that contain silicon and oxygen, and usually one or more other elements, as known as?
    • A. 

      Minerals

    • B. 

      Silicates

    • C. 

      Crystal

  • 4. 
    Oxides are compounds of......
    • A. 

      Oxygen anda metal

    • B. 

      Metal and deoxide

    • C. 

      Deoxide and oxygen

  • 5. 
    Carbonates are minerals composed of..........
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One metallic element

    • C. 

      One or more metallic element

  • 6. 
    What term deescribes igneous rocks that crystallize inside earth?
    • A. 

      Magma

    • B. 

      Lava

    • C. 

      Intrusive

  • 7. 
    What magma type  contains the greatest amount of sio2?
    • A. 

      Basalitic

    • B. 

      Rhyolitic

    • C. 

      Andesitic

    • D. 

      Peridotitic

  • 8. 
    What type of ultramafic rock sometimes contains diamond?
    • A. 

      Pegmatite

    • B. 

      Kimberltie

    • C. 

      Granite

    • D. 

      Rhyolite

  • 9. 
    What is the last mineral to crystallize from magma?
    • A. 

      Biotite

    • B. 

      Plagioclase

    • C. 

      Olivine

    • D. 

      Quartz

  • 10. 
    What are veins of extremely coarse-grained igneous rocks called?
    • A. 

      Gabbros

    • B. 

      Pegmatites

    • C. 

      Layered intrusions

    • D. 

      Crystals