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Which of the following is a fine-grained, dark-colored igneous rock?
a) basalt b) diorite c) granite d) rhyolite
What mineral is found in a wide variety of igneous rocks?
a) plagioclase feldspar b) olivine c) quartz d) orthoclase feldspar
According to the Earth Science Reference Tables, what is the percentage of the mineral potassium feldspar in a typical sample of granite?
a) 25% b) 100% c) 40% d) 5%
What is the name of the physical test shown?
a) streak b) hardness c) luster d) cleavage
The mineral shown to the right could not be
a) magnetite b) muscovite mica c) talc d) graphite
What mineral property is shown being tested in the diagram?
a) cleavage b) color c) streak d) luster
Which mineral will scratch glass (hardness = 5.5) but not pyrite?
a) orthoclase b) gypsum c) fluorite d) quartz
Which property of quartz is always the same from sample to sample?
a) density b) color c) mass d) volume
Which mineral always reflects nearly all the light that strikes a freshly broken surface?
a) pyrite b) muscovite mica c) biotite mica d) quartz
If you observe a wide variety of samples of quartz, which property is likely to change the most, from sample to sample because of minor impurities?
a) color b) density c) hardness d) luster
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