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A mineral is classified as an ore as long as
a) it is useful and profitable
b) pretty
c) rare and valuable
d) solid and natural

Which one is not a mineral
a) salt
b) sugar
c) talc
d) gold

The most common rock-forming mineral
a) oxides
b) sillisides
c) silicates
d) oxygens

One of the softest minerals
a) amethyst
b) quartz
c) diamond
d) graphite

Titanium is
a) light and durable
b) rare and beautiful
c) beautiful and durable
d) light and rare

The qualities that make a mineral a gemstone
a) ilmenite and rutile
b) light and durable
c) beautiful and rare
d) easy to find

Which one is NOT a characteristic of a mineral
a) Natural
b) Inorganic
c) Solid
d) Liquid

Which is NOT useful in identifying a mineral
a) how it breaks
b) color
c) beauty
d) how it reflects light

The property of a mineral that shows how it reflects light
a) cleavage
b) fracture
c) luster
d) hardness

The property of a mineral that causes it to break in smooth, flat planes
a) cleavage
b) fracture
c) hardness
d) Streak

The property of a mineral that causes it to break with rough or jagged edges
a) hardness
b) streak
c) cleavage
d) fracture

The Mohs scale measures the ____________of a mineral
a) crystal
b) streak
c) hardness
d) cleavage

A solid with a repeating arrangement of atoms
a) crystal
b) fracture
c) cleavage
d) luster

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