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You can identify a mineral by only one property.
a) True b) False c) Sometimes d) Minerals do not have properties
What are the three types of rocks?
a) Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic b) Igneous, Hematite, Feldspar c) Mica, Sedimentary, Metamorphic d) Pyrite, Sedimentary, Igneous
Minerals have different properties that help scientists identify them. Which is not a property used to identify minerals?
a) color b) hardness c) luster d) size
What do all rocks have in common?
a) they are all the same size b) they all have minerals c) they all have the same color d) they all have the same shape
Metamorphic rocks used to be igneous and sedimentary rocks. They were changed into metamorphic rocks by
a) Weathering b) Heat and pressure c) Climate change d) Erosion
Which type of rock would be the most likely to contain a fossil?
a) sedimentation b) igneous c) metamorphic d) sedimentary
Calcite can be scratched by Gypsum. This means that it is
a) Softer than Gypsum b) Softer than Talc c) Harder than Gypsum d) Harder than Apatite
The scratch test is used to...
a) identify a mineral. b) find out where a mineral is on the Moh's Scale. c) create lines on a mineral with a fingernail or penny d) find out where a mineral is on the Moh's Scale AND identify it.
A property is a trait that helps makes identification possible. These are all properties. Which one is not a property of a mineral?
a) malleability b) chemical composition c) hardness d) luster
Hardness means..
a) resistance of a mineral to scratching b) uniform in structure c) resistance of a mineral to breaking d) how shiny a mineral is
Minerals are...
a) solid materials in which the atoms are arranged in a particular pattern. b) rocks that have undergone a change in form or nature as a result of pressure or heat c) always naturally occurring, homogeneous, inorganic solids. d) rocks that you can find anywhere on earth
Luster is a measure of
a) how hard a mineral is b) the color of a mineral c) how shiny a mineral is d) the way a mineral breaks
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