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A _______ is a naturally occuring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composistion.
a) fossil
b) mineral
c) rock
d) crystal

Because minerals are formed by process that occurs in the natural world, they are said to be _______.
a) inorganic
b) naturally occuring
c) man made
d) radioactive

Coal is not a mineral because it is ______________.
a) organic
b) black
c) an element
d) a fossil

Minerals are ____________. (not formed from living things)
a) organic
b) inorganic
c) fossils
d) rocks

We can identify minerals by all of the following except _____
a) color
b) streak
c) grain size
d) luster

Minerals must be a solid.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

The color of the mineral powder is called __________.
a) luster
b) streak
c) fracture
d) cleavage

The scale used to rank minerals from softest to hardest is __________
a) crystal system scale
b) mineral properties
c) Mohs hardness scale
d) periodic table

The hardes mineral is ____________.
a) talc
b) diamond
c) quartz
d) florite

________ is how a mineral reflects light from its surface.
a) streak
b) luster
c) fracture
d) cleavage

_______ is the repeating pattern of a mineral's particles in a solid.
a) crystal
b) cleavage
c) fracture
d) element

______ is the property of splitting evenly along flat surfaces.
a) cleavage
b) fracture
c) element
d) crystal

________ is how a mineral breaks apart when it does not split evenly.
a) cleavage
b) fracture
c) streak
d) color

Color is the best way to identify a mineral.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

The only mineral that can scratch a diamond is a diamond.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

Which word would you use to describe the luster of a mineral?
a) shiny
b) ugly
c) hard
d) soft

Every mineral has the same crystal structure.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

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