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What is a major greenhouse gas?
a) Carbon dioxide
b) Ozone
c) Nitrogen
d) CFC's

All of the energy that drives the Earth's rock cycle comes from ....
a) the wind
b) the Earth's interior and the sun
c) breakdown of organic matter
d) Al Gore

Which of the following is NOT a fossil fuel?
a) coal
b) natural gas
c) oil
d) uranium

The texture of rock is determined by observing.....
a) mineral crystal size
b) faulting and folding
c) thier color
d) mark on a streak plate

Minerals can form from all of the following EXCEPT_________.
a) crystallization from magma
b) hydrothermal solutions
c) in a chemistry lab
d) precipitation

What do rock samples have in common?
a) all are made up of minerals
b) all formed on the Earth\'s surface
c) all have the same density
d) all organic

Which of the following is NOT a mineral characteristic?
a) define crystilline structure
b) naturally occuring
c) inorganic
d) organic

A particular mineral breaks like a piece of glass does. Which of these describes the breakage?
a) cleavage
b) luster
c) hardness
d) fracture

Which mineral is white or colorless, has a hardness of 2.5, and splits with cubic cleavage?
a) calcite
b) pyrite
c) mica
d) halite

Which is a renewable resource?
a) minerals
b) oil
c) trees
d) coal

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