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Which of the following physical properties can be expressed in numbers?
a) luster b) hardness c) color d) streak
Which of the following is the hardest mineral on the Moh's hardness scale?
a) talc b) gypsum c) quartz d) diamond
Which of the following is considered a special property that applies to only a few minerals?
a) luster b) streak c) magnatism d) cleavage
Which of the following terms is not used to describe a mineral's luster?
a) pearly b) waxy c) dull d) hexagonal
A mineral's streak
a) is more reliable than its color b) is less reliable than its color c) is always the same as its color d) is not used to test a mineral
Moh's scale would be most useful for
a) finding the density of a mineral sample b) finding the mass of a mineral sample c) finding the hardness of a mineral sample d) finding the cleavage of a mineral sample
Which mineral property is illustrated by the peeling of muscovite mica into thin, flat sheets?
a) luster b) streak c) hardness d) cleavage
Which of the following is NOT a property of a mineral
a) Crystalline structure b) Inorganic c) Liquid d) definite chemical composition
Scratching a mineral against a glass plate is a method used for determining the mineral's
a) hardness b) color c) luster d) cleavage
Which of the following minerals is the softest on Moh's Hardness Scale?
a) diamond b) fluorite c) quartz d) talc
Which of these minerals properties cannot be used to identify a mineral?
a) luster b) hardness c) mass d) streak
Which of the following properties refers to the colored powder resulting from rubbing a mineral against a harder surface?
a) hardness b) luster c) cleavage d) streak
Which of the following correctly defines a mineral
a) a man made product mined for its properties and value b) an organic material only in rocks c) a naturally formed inorganic solid with a crystalline structure d) crystals that are found growing in caves
What does it mean for a mineral to have a crystalline structure?
a) It has a mixture of molecules b) It has a repeating pattern of molecules c) It has breakable molecules d) It has only one molecule
Which of the following is one way minerals are formed?
a) melting rock b) cooling rock c) volcanic explosions d) crystallization of magma
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