7th-8th Ch. 14 Review 1 Question Preview (ID: 31434)


Chapter 14 Minerals And Ores Review.[print questions]

All native minerals are pure elements.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

Rapid cooling of molten rocks always results in the formation of small crystals.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

It is a better use of God's resources to use diamonds for industry than for adornment.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

Diamond is composed of carbon.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

All minerals are composed of two or more elements.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

The process by which a crystal grows is called ___________.
a) substantiation
b) redirection
c) decretion
d) accretion

The mineral cinnaabar, also called mercury sulfide, is an important source, or ______ of mercury.
a) excavation
b) ore
c) lifeline
d) collateral

Oxides are compounds that consist of __________ and another element, usually a metal.
a) oxygen
b) carbon dioxide
c) water
d) sulfur

Glass is not a mineral because it lacks a definite crystalline atomic structure.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

A mineral can have more than one color
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

Cleavage and fracture both refer to the characteristic way in which a mineral breaks.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

The Mohs scale is used to rate a mineral's resistance to fracturing.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

A mineral's streak is a more reliable way to classify a mineral than its apparent color.
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

Placer deposits are found deep underground
a) True
b) False
c) Pickle
d) Cucumber

In which state was most of the native silver in the United States found?
a) North Dakota
b) Wyoming
c) Texas
d) Michigan

A mineral rated as 2 on the Mohs scale is _________.
a) soft.
b) hard.
c) slippery.
d) rough.

A mineral sample gives a strong reading on a Geiger counter. You could conclude that the mineral is
a) galena (a lead ore).
b) rhodochrosite (a manganese ore).
c) pitchblende (a uranium ore).
d) magnetite (an iron ore).

It is not possible to obtain diamonds by
a) the Frasch process.
b) dredging.
c) mining.
d) sluicing.

A carat is a unit of ____.
a) value.
b) mass.
c) color.
d) purity.

Which of the following is not a mineral?
a) asbestos
b) water
c) platinum
d) feldspar

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