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Minerals
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    Scratching a mineral against a glass plate is a method of determining its __________.

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    color

    hardness

    streak

    cleavage

  • Question 2
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    Which mineral property is best illustrated by the following diagram?

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    hardness

    streak

    cleavage

    density

  • Question 3
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    Which mineral property is being tested in the following diagram?

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    density

    luster

    fracture

    streak

  • Question 4
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    The reflection of light from the surface of a mineral is called __________.

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    luster

    streak

    fracture

    color

  • Question 5
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    Describe the luster of the following mineral.

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    glassy

    dull

    metallic

    nonmetallic

  • Question 6
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    Which factor determines the crystal shape of a mineral?

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    arrangement of atoms

    presence of impurities

    reflection of light

  • Question 7
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    What is the basic atomic structure that forms when oxygen and silicon unite?

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    tetrahedron

    sphere

    cube

    cylinder

  • Question 8
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    Which mineral will scratch quartz but not corundum?

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    talc

    topaz

    feldspar

    diamond

  • Question 9
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    Which material is made of feldspar?

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    plastic pipes

    ceramics

    drywall panels

    iron nails

  • Question 10
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    Which mineral is yellow in color and has a foul odor?

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    sulfur

    pyrite

    halite

    talc

  • Question 11
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    Which mineral has a hardness of 6.5 and a reddish-brown streak?

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    garnet

    magnetite

    quartz

    hematite

  • Question 12
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    Which mineral cleaves in four directions and consists of calcium and fluorine?

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    pyroxene

    calcite

    dolomite

    fluorite

  • Question 13
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    Which mineral has a red color, is used in jewelry, and has a hardness of 7?

    answer choices

    quartz

    garnet

    hematite

    feldspar

  • Question 14
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    Which mineral is colorless, has rhombohedral cleavage, and bubbles with acid?

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    halite

    calcite

    fluorite

    quartz

  • Question 15
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    Which mineral is black, flexible in thin sheets, and has a hardness of 2.5?

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    mica

    galena

    halite

    graphite

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