Rocks And Minerals For Earth Science Quiz

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Rock And Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

Are you fascinated with geology and have a passion for all things that involve rocks and minerals? Then take this quiz. Get ready for your knowledge to be tested on various terms and facts on the subject. All the best and enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Minerals of the same kind always have the same __________
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Size

    • C. 

      Structure

    • D. 

      Age

  • 2. 
    _________ is magma that reaches Earth's surface.
    • A. 

      Fool's gold

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      Cement

    • D. 

      Lava

  • 3. 
    Sandstone, limestone, shale, and chalk are examples of ________.
    • A. 

      Marble

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rocks

    • C. 

      Ore minerals

    • D. 

      Gemstones

  • 4. 
    Which statement about rocks and mnerals is true?
    • A. 

      Minerals are usually mixtures of rocks

    • B. 

      Rocks are usually mixtures of minerals

    • C. 

      Rocks are inorganic, and minerals are organic

    • D. 

      Minerals are rocks that have been petrified

  • 5. 
    Igeneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic are types of _________
    • A. 

      Volcanoes

    • B. 

      Fossils

    • C. 

      Rocks

    • D. 

      Metals

  • 6. 
    The hardest mineral on Earth is __________
    • A. 

      Calcite

    • B. 

      Mica

    • C. 

      Quartz

    • D. 

      Diamond

  • 7. 
    To find the true color of a mineral, you would do _________
    • A. 

      An acid test

    • B. 

      A streak test

    • C. 

      A mohs test

    • D. 

      A laser test

  • 8. 
    Which is NOT a property that is used to identify a mineral?
    • A. 

      Luster

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Cleavage

    • D. 

      Streak

  • 9. 
    The constant forming, breaking down, and reforming of rocks is known as __________
    • A. 

      The rock cycle

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Mining

    • D. 

      Compaction

  • 10. 
    The Mohs scale is a way to rant the ________ of a mineral.
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Hardness

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 11. 
    Cubic, hexagonal, and monoclinic are kinds of _________.
    • A. 

      Acid tests

    • B. 

      Rock origins

    • C. 

      Mineral fractures

    • D. 

      Crystal shapes

  • 12. 
    Which is a kind of fossil fuel?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Talc

    • C. 

      Amber

    • D. 

      Petrified wood

  • 13. 
    Fossils are usually found in _______.
    • A. 

      The inner core

    • B. 

      Cubic crystals

    • C. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • D. 

      Volcanic glass

  • 14. 
    Which does not cause weathering?
    • A. 

      Cementation

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Temperature changes

  • 15. 
    Scientists who study rocks and minerals are called ________.
    • A. 

      Engineers

    • B. 

      Geologists

    • C. 

      Geographers

    • D. 

      Biologists