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What is NOT a way that a mineral can be formed?
a) in a laboratory b) in a naturally-occurring chemical reaction c) during crystallization by magma d) by evaporation
What is NOT a property of a mineral?
a) It is organic b) It is homogenous c) It has a crystalline form d) It is a solid element or compound
What is a crystal?
a) A type of rock b) The smallest unit of an element c) An artificial, decorative substance d) A solid made of atoms arranged in an orderly fashion
What is NOT an example of a mineral?
a) Gold b) Mica c) Steel d) Quartz
What is the relationship between a mineral and a rock?
a) They are the exact same thing b) A mineral is a building block of rocks c) Minerals are only silicates wile rocks are non silicates d) A rock is always man-made while a mineral is naturally occurring
What is one of the better ways to identify most minerals?
a) looking at the color b) checking for magnetism c) determining if it is radioactive d) using the Mohs scale of hardness
What are two main types of luster?
a) dense and porous b) coarse and smooth c) metallic and nonmetallic d) striated and non-striated
What is the name for the color of the powder left behind when a mineral is rubbed across a hard surface?
a) luster b) streak c) tenacity d) fracture
Which is NOT a type of fracture?
a) earthy b) perfect c) splintery d) conchoidal
Which type of crystal system is also known as cubic, includes diamonds, and has three axes of symmetry that are at right angles to each other?
a) triclinic b) isometric c) tetragonal d) monoclinic
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