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Which of the following is NOT a property of a mineral?
a) Potential
b) Streak
c) Color
d) Hardness

What is streak?
a) The scraping of a mineral on a tile to see what color mark it makes
b) The way light reflects off the mineral
c) The chemical compounds that are visablly present in the mineral
d) The way a mineral breaks smoothly

Which property can give you a clue as to what elements are compounds are in it?
a) Color
b) Cleavage
c) Hardness
d) Fracture

What is a crystal?
a) Minerals with an orderly repeating patter of atoms, like salt
b) Minerals that have fracture with rough edges, like quartz
c) Minerals that shine with a metallic shimmer, like galena
d) Minerals that when you scrape them on tile are a different color than the mineral itself

Which is NOT a way minerals are formed?
a) Condensation
b) Evaporation
c) Precipitation
d) Cooling of lava or magma

Which of the following is true about minerals?
a) They are inorganic
b) They are organic
c) They are inorganic AND organic
d) They are neither inorganic or organic

If a mineral splits on smooth regular planes, like mica it has:
a) Cleavage
b) Fracture
c) Streak
d) Luster

If a mineral has a metallic shine it is called:
a) Luster
b) Cleavage
c) Fracture
d) Streak

An ore is:
a) A useful mineral that can make a profit
b) A mineral that can be cut and polished for jewelry
c) A mineral that has crystals which have healing properties
d) A mineral that you find with drawves (like in Snow White)

Which of the following is NOT true about Silicates
a) Calcite & Limestone are examples
b) They are made of silicon & carbon
c) Quartz & Feldspar are examples
d) They make up more than half the Earth's crust

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