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When layers are piled together and pressure is applied what type of new rock is formed?
a) sedimentary rock b) metamorphic rock c) igneous rock d) mineral
What is it called when a mineral easily splits along a flat surface?
a) fossil b) cleavage c) luster d) streak
What is the test called that leaves behind a powder of a mineral?
a) scratch b) streak c) weight d) cleavage
The way a mineral shines is ______________.
a) hardness b) cleavage c) luster d) color
A solid formed in nature that has never been alive or made of material that has been alive?
a) plant b) mineral c) bird d) rock
When one type of rock changes into another type of rock, it is called the _______________.
a) rock cycle b) meteorites c) shells d) weathering
If something is no longer living but has left behind its mark in the rocks, it is known as a _____________.
a) mineral b) fossil c) sedimentary rock d) mountain
An animal that used to be living but is no longer around, it known as being _____________. Dinosaurs are an example of this.
a) metamorphic b) fossil c) extinct d) Palentologist
A solid made up of one or more minerals is called a ______________.
a) mineral b) rock c) fossil d) shell
What can be used to identify a mineral?
a) size, color, streak b) color, luster, streak c) streak, cleavage, luster d) streak, cleavage, color
A scientist who studies rocks is known as a ______________.
a) chemist b) biologist c) geologist d) meteorologist
Which property is used to determine if it is metallic or nonmetallic?
a) luster b) streak c) cleavage d) color
What is the hardest mineral?
a) quartz b) diamond c) feldspar d) talc
What does Mohs scale help us in identifying a mineral?
a) hardness b) luster c) cleavage d)
Feldspar is a 6 on Mohs scale and a fingernail is a 2.5. Can feldspar be scratched by a nai?
a) yes b) no c) d)
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