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A mineral is a
a) pure substances that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
b) the tendency of some minerals to break along smooth, flat surfaces
c) naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure
d) a substance made of 2 or more elements that have joined/bonded

What is a naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure?
a) crystal
b) mineral
c) compound
d) element

What is a pure substances that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means?
a) Compound
b) Density
c) Crystal
d) Element

What is the tendency of some minerals to break along smooth, flat surfaces?
a) Cleavage
b) Fracture
c) Hardness
d) Streak

What is fracture?
a) tendency of some minerals to break unevenly along curved, jagged or irregular surfaces
b) the tendency of some minerals to break along smooth, flat surfaces
c) naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure
d) the way a surface reflects lights

What is the way a surface reflects lights?
a) Fracture
b) Luster
c) Density
d) Hardness

What is a measure of the mineral’s resistance to being scratched ?
a) Streak
b) Fracture
c) Hardness
d) Compound

What is the color of the mineral in a powdered form; made by “writing” with the mineral?
a) Color
b) Luster
c) Streak plate
d) Streak

The tendency of some minerals to break unevenly along curved, jagged or irregular surfaces?
a) Hardness
b) Fracture
c) Cleavage
d) Element

What is used to find the minerals color; unglazed porcelain?
a) Streak plate
b) streak
c) Luster
d) Hardness

What is a solid, geometric forms of minerals produced by a repeating pattern of atom or molecules?
a) Compound
b) Crystal
c) Element
d) Mineral

What is a substance made of 2 or more elements that have joined/bonded?
a) Luster
b) Crystal
c) Element
d) Compound

Density is?
a) a substance made of 2 or more elements that have joined/bonded
b) the measure of how much matter is in a given amount of space
c) used to find the minerals color; unglazed porcelain
d) the color of the mineral in a powdered form; made by “writing” with the mineral

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