# Rocks, Minerals, Newton's Laws Assessment Practice: Question Preview (ID: 12794)

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What is the most essential requirement for minerals to crystallize?
a) Minerals will only crystallize if there is no interference from other minerals.
b) Minerals will only crystallize if there is hematite present.
c) Minerals will only crystallize if there is two or more minerals close by.
d) Minerals will only crystallize if you buy them a special miniature couch for them to rest on.

Sedimentary rocks form due to:
a) the weathering of igneous rocks over a significant period of time.
b) magma coming up to the earth's surface through volcanoes and/or cracks in the ocean floor.
c) pressure building up as the rocks get pushed back deep into the earth's surface.
d) a lack of minerals in the ocean.

Igneous rocks form due to:
a) magma coming up to the earth's surface through volcanoes and/or cracks in the ocean floor.
b) the weathering of igneous rocks over a significant period of time.
c) pressure building up as the rocks get pushed back deep into the earth's surface.
d) a lack of minerals in the ocean.

Metamorphic rocks from due to:
a) pressure building up as the rocks get pushed back deep into the earth's surface.
b) the weathering of igneous rocks over a significant period of time
c) a lack of minerals in the ocean.
d) magma coming up to the earth's surface through volcanoes and/or cracks in the ocean floor.

When a mineral has the ability to resist scratching, we are testing its':
a) hardness
b) color
c) streak
d) luster

The heaviness of a mineral is described as its':
a) specific gravity
b) hardness
c) color
d) streak

The ability of a mineral to break along preferred planes is known as:
a) cleavage
b) hardness
c) luster
d) streak

When certain wavelengths of light are absorbed, we are testing the:
a) color of the mineral.
b) streak of the mineral.
c) luster of the mineral.
d) hardness of the mineral.

The color of the powder left on a plate results in the:
a) streak being tested.
b) color being tested.
c) luster being tested.
d) specific gravity being tested.

How light reflects from the surface of a mineral is known as:
a) luster
b) streak
c) color
d) hardness

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