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Which of the following physical properties can be expressed in numbers?
a) luster
b) hardness
c) color
d) streak

Which of the following is the hardest mineral on the Moh's hardness scale?
a) talc
b) gypsum
c) quartz
d) diamond

Which of the following is considered a special property that applies to only a few minerals?
a) luster
b) streak
c) magnatism
d) cleavage

Which of the following terms is not used to describe a mineral's luster?
a) pearly
b) waxy
c) dull
d) hexagonal

A mineral's streak
a) is more reliable than its color
b) is less reliable than its color
c) is always the same as its color
d) is not used to test a mineral

Moh's scale would be most useful for
a) finding the density of a mineral sample
b) finding the mass of a mineral sample
c) finding the hardness of a mineral sample
d) finding the cleavage of a mineral sample

Which mineral property is illustrated by the peeling of muscovite mica into thin, flat sheets?
a) luster
b) streak
c) hardness
d) cleavage

Which of the following is NOT a property of a mineral
a) Crystalline structure
b) Inorganic
c) Liquid
d) definite chemical composition

Scratching a mineral against a glass plate is a method used for determining the mineral's
a) hardness
b) color
c) luster
d) cleavage

Which of the following minerals is the softest on Moh's Hardness Scale?
a) diamond
b) fluorite
c) quartz
d) talc

Which of these minerals properties cannot be used to identify a mineral?
a) luster
b) hardness
c) mass
d) streak

Which of the following properties refers to the colored powder resulting from rubbing a mineral against a harder surface?
a) hardness
b) luster
c) cleavage
d) streak

Which of the following correctly defines a mineral
a) a man made product mined for its properties and value
b) an organic material only in rocks
c) a naturally formed inorganic solid with a crystalline structure
d) crystals that are found growing in caves

What does it mean for a mineral to have a crystalline structure?
a) It has a mixture of molecules
b) It has a repeating pattern of molecules
c) It has breakable molecules
d) It has only one molecule

Which of the following is one way minerals are formed?
a) melting rock
b) cooling rock
c) volcanic explosions
d) crystallization of magma

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