Semester 1 Final Review (Intro, Matter, Mineral, Rock, Resources, Weathering): Question Preview (ID: 28974)

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What is the density of a mineral?
a) the ratio of a mineral's mass to its volume
b) the ratio of a mineral's height to its weight
c) a mineral's mass
d) a mineral's volume

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of minerals?
a) a crystalline structure
b) formed by inorganic processes
c) definite chemical composition
d) either a liquid or solid

What is the uneven breakage of a mineral called?
a) fracture
b) cleavage
c) crystal form
d) hardness

Mohs scale is used to determine what property of minerals?
a) cleavage
b) density
c) hardness
d) luster

The tendency of mineras to break along smooth flat surfaces is called ___.
a) fracture
b) cleavage
c) streak
d) crystal form

The color of the powdered form of a mineral is called ___.
a) cleavage
b) streak
c) luster
d) fracture

The appearance or quality of light reflected from the surface of a mineral is called ___.
a) streak
b) color
c) cleavage
d) luster

The resistance of a mineral to being scratched is called ___.
a) streak
b) fracture
c) hardness
d) cleavage

All minerals in the sulfate and sulfide groups contain what element?
a) silicon
b) sulfur
c) oxygen
d) carbon

Whic of the following properties is generally the least useful in identifying minerals?
a) hardness
b) streak
c) cleavage
d) color

Minerals are classified by ____.
a) color
b) composition
c) size
d) density

Why is ice in a glacier concidered to be a mineral, but water from a glacier is not?
a) water is not naturally occuring
b) water does not have a chemical composition
c) ice is not naturally occuring
d) ice is a solid, but water is not

What are the building blocks of Minerals?
a) rocks
b) elements
c) isotopes
d) electrons

What is a naturally, occuring, inorganic solid with an orderly crystalline structure and a definite chemical composition?
a) a mineral
b) an element
c) an isotope
d) a compound

Mineral formation caused by high pressures and high temperatures would most likely occur in which of the following environments?
a) a lava flow
b) the ocean
c) a cave
d) deep within Earth

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