Rocks And Minerals

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Rock And Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz formed from the work done from chapter 8 on Monday and homework from handout on Minerals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. What is the difference between minerals and rocks?
    • A. 

      Minerals are natural and most rocks are mixtures of more than one mineral.

    • B. 

      Minerals are soft and rocks are hard.

  • 2. 
    2. Name two properties of a mineral.
  • 3. 
    3. If a _____________breaks along a smooth line, it has cleavage.
  • 4. 
    4. Silicates contain _____________ and ____________.
  • 5. 
    5. Explain how scientists use the Mohs scale of hardness.
  • 6. 
    2. If light bounces off a mineral, it has:
    • A. 

      Hardness

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Luster

  • 7. 
    3. What are the 3 FCAT vocabulary words listed in this chapter?
    • A. 

      Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks

    • B. 

      Minerals, rocks, gem

  • 8. 
    8._________________form when melted rock material from, inside Earth cools and hardens.
  • 9. 
    9. Ores of useful materials must be ___________ and ______________ to extract the desired substance.
  • 10. 
    10. Rocks formed as mineral-rich water evaporates are examples of __________ __________.
  • 11. 
    11. Rocks composed of fossils or plant remains are_____________ ______________.
  • 12. 
    4. Name the types of rocks.
    • A. 

      Gems, minerals and rocks

    • B. 

      Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic

  • 13. 
    13. From the above answer write the difference between the three types of rocks.
  • 14. 
    5. Minerals formed from oxygen and a metal are called:
    • A. 

      Carbonates

    • B. 

      Oxides

    • C. 

      Silicates