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What is the name of the Hardness Scale used to identify minerals?
a) Strength b) Mohs c) Heaviness d) Miller
Which is NOT a requirement to be a mineral?
a) Inorganic b) Solid c) Naturally occurring d) Liquid at room temperature
What property describes the way a mineral breaks?
a) Cleavage b) Luster c) Hardness d) Streak
What are the two categories of cleavage?
a) Good and Bad b) Perfect and Good c) Perfect and Great d) Great and Poor
What is it called if a mineral breaks the same way almost every time?
a) Good cleavage b) Average cleavage c) Perfect cleavage d) Perfect fracture
Which property describes the way light reflects off of the mineral's surface?
a) Shine b) Streak c) Cleavage d) Luster
Which is NOT a type of luster we discussed in class?
a) Shiny b) Pearly c) Greasy d) Silky
Why isn't color a good test for most minerals?
a) They all look the same b) Most occur in more than one color c) Most are either black or gray d) They don't show their color all the time
Streak shows the color of what material left over after rubbing a mineral on a streak plate?
a) Powder b) Rocks c) Liquid d) Ice
Specific gravity is the _____________ of a mineral.
a) Mass b) Height c) Width d) Heaviness
A mineral's specific gravity can be any number other than?
a) One b) Ten c) Zero d) Two
Graphite is also known as?
a) Coal b) Gray steel c) Chalk d) Pencil lead
Sulfur is known for its smell and leaving a _______________ streak.
a) Orange b) Bright yellow c) Neon blue d) Black
Which common bathroom accessory contains the mineral fluorite?
a) Hand soap b) Toilet paper c) Toothpaste d) Shampoo
The soft mineral talc is ground into a powder to make what?
a) Flour b) Sugar c) Deodorant d) Baby powder
A minerals' properties are largely based on...
a) How its atoms are aligned b) How big it is c) How much it weighs d) How its pieces break off
What are the two ways to classify luster?
a) Shiny and Dull b) Metallic and Nonmetallic c) Metallic and Earthy d) Bright and Dull
Your fingernail can scratch anything less than _________ on the hardness scale.
a) 2 b) 5 c) 1 d) 10
Which mineral is given a 10 on the Mohs hardness scale?
a) Gypsum b) Calcite c) Quartz d) Diamond
Some minerals will do this when liquids like lemon juice are placed on them?
a) Melt b) Effervesce c) Freeze d) Steam
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