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A _______ is a naturally occuring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composistion.
a) fossil b) mineral c) rock d) crystal
Because minerals are formed by process that occurs in the natural world, they are said to be _______.
a) inorganic b) naturally occuring c) man made d) radioactive
Coal is not a mineral because it is ______________.
a) organic b) black c) an element d) a fossil
Minerals are ____________. (not formed from living things)
a) organic b) inorganic c) fossils d) rocks
We can identify minerals by all of the following except _____
a) color b) streak c) grain size d) luster
Minerals must be a solid.
a) True b) False c) d)
The color of the mineral powder is called __________.
a) luster b) streak c) fracture d) cleavage
The scale used to rank minerals from softest to hardest is __________
a) crystal system scale b) mineral properties c) Mohs hardness scale d) periodic table
The hardes mineral is ____________.
a) talc b) diamond c) quartz d) florite
________ is how a mineral reflects light from its surface.
a) streak b) luster c) fracture d) cleavage
_______ is the repeating pattern of a mineral's particles in a solid.
a) crystal b) cleavage c) fracture d) element
______ is the property of splitting evenly along flat surfaces.
a) cleavage b) fracture c) element d) crystal
________ is how a mineral breaks apart when it does not split evenly.
a) cleavage b) fracture c) streak d) color
Color is the best way to identify a mineral.
a) True b) False c) d)
The only mineral that can scratch a diamond is a diamond.
a) True b) False c) d)
Which word would you use to describe the luster of a mineral?
a) shiny b) ugly c) hard d) soft
Every mineral has the same crystal structure.
a) True b) False c) d)
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