Science Practice Test

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 20

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Science Practice Quizzes & Trivia

6th Grade Science Practice Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Minerals are:
    • A. 

      Rocks

    • B. 

      Naturally formed

    • C. 

      Organic

    • D. 

      Man-made

    • E. 

      Solid

  • 2. 
    Naturally formed means
    • A. 

      Not living

    • B. 

      Definite shape & definite volume

    • C. 

      Formed in nature & not man-made

    • D. 

      Forms in a crystal shape-pattern on the inside

    • E. 

      Made from nature

  • 3. 
    Inorganic means
    • A. 

      Not living

    • B. 

      Definite shape & definite volume

    • C. 

      Formed in nature & not man-made

    • D. 

      Forms in a crystal shape-pattern on the inside

    • E. 

      Made from nature

  • 4. 
    Solid means
    • A. 

      Not living

    • B. 

      Definite shape & definite volume

    • C. 

      Formed in nature & not man-made

    • D. 

      Forms in a crystal shape-pattern on the inside

    • E. 

      Made from nature

  • 5. 
    Crystalline Structure means
    • A. 

      Not living

    • B. 

      Definite shape & definite volume

    • C. 

      Formed in nature & not man-made

    • D. 

      Forms in a crystal shape-pattern on the inside

    • E. 

      Made from nature

  • 6. 
    What is it called when a mineral breaks along a curved or irregular surface?
    • A. 

      Fracture

    • B. 

      Hardness

    • C. 

      Cleavage

    • D. 

      Streak

    • E. 

      Crack

  • 7. 
    What is the measure of minerals ability to resist scratching (Moh's Hardness Scale)?
    • A. 

      Fracture

    • B. 

      Hardness

    • C. 

      Cleavage

    • D. 

      Streak

    • E. 

      Crack

  • 8. 
    What is the softest level of the Moh's Hardness Scale?
    • A. 

      Topaz

    • B. 

      Fluorite

    • C. 

      Diamond

    • D. 

      Calcite

    • E. 

      Talc

  • 9. 
    What is the hardest level of the Moh's Hardness Scale?
    • A. 

      Topaz

    • B. 

      Fluorite

    • C. 

      Diamond

    • D. 

      Calcite

    • E. 

      Talc

  • 10. 
    What is the series of steps followed to solve a problem?
    • A. 

      Observations

    • B. 

      Inferences

    • C. 

      Scientific Method

  • 11. 
    What is the process of getting information by using the senses (taste, smell, etc.)?
    • A. 

      Observations

    • B. 

      Inferences

    • C. 

      Scientific Method

  • 12. 
    What are assumptions made based on our observations?
    • A. 

      Observations

    • B. 

      Inferences

    • C. 

      Scientific Method

  • 13. 
    Is the Scientific Method always done in the same order?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Can Observations be done more than once in the Scientific Method?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    What is a hypothesis?
    • A. 

      Decision

    • B. 

      Conclusion

    • C. 

      Educated guess

    • D. 

      Question

    • E. 

      Observation

  • 16. 
    Are rocks made of minerals or minerals made of rocks?
    • A. 

      Rocks made of minerals

    • B. 

      Minerals made of rocks

  • 17. 
    What is a crystal?
    • A. 

      A naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure.

    • B. 

      A solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a definite pattern.

    • C. 

      A substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds

  • 18. 
    What do scientists use to analyze their data?
    • A. 

      Knife and Fork

    • B. 

      Graphs

    • C. 

      They ask their cat

    • D. 

      Tables

    • E. 

      By playing rock, paper, scissors

  • 19. 
    What is the first step of the Scientific Process?
    • A. 

      Make Observations

    • B. 

      Form a hypothesis

    • C. 

      As a question

    • D. 

      Draw conclusions

    • E. 

      Analyze the results