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A mineral that splits into even sheets shows which of the following properties?
a) low density
b) luster
c) good cleavage
d) consistant streak

Minerals are comprised of one or more ___.
a) colors
b) structures
c) rocks
d) elements

The properties of a mineral are primarily a result of its ___.
a) hardness
b) cleavage pattern
c) density
d) chemical composition

All silicate minerals contain atoms of silicon and ___.
a) oxygen
b) nickel
c) hydrogen
d) carbon

Which of the following is an example of a mineral?
a) coal
b) quartz
c) steel
d) concrete

How many silicon atoms are in a basic silicon-oxygen tetrahedron?
a) 1
b) 4
c) 3
d) 2

Because minerals do not come from once-living materials, they are said to be ___.
a) crystalline
b) inorganic
c) colorful
d) solid

Which characteristic is used to determine the color of a mineral's powder?
a) luster
b) cleavage
c) streak
d) fracture

In a mineral, the particles lines up in a repeating pattern to form a(n) ___.
a) element
b) compound
c) mixture
d) crystal

Minerals from which metals can be removed in usable amounts are called ___.
a) gemstones
b) ores
c) crystals
d) alloys

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