Minerals and Uses
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    What mineral is used for pencils?

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    Graphite

    Titanium

    Magnetite

    Quartz

  • Question 2
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    What mineral is used for common table salt?

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    quartz

    sulfur

    halite

    calcite

  • Question 3
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    Q. What are the 3 main fossil fuels?
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    Coal, Oil, and Gasoline
    Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
    Electricity, Gasoline, Petroleum
    Coal, Oil, Non-renewable Resources
  • Question 4
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    Q. Fossil Fuels formed over long periods of time after particles in water settled to the sea floor and formed marine mud.  What kinds of particles needed to be present in the marine mud in order for fossil fuels to form.
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    Mostly sand and a few small bits of wood
    Mostly decaying organisms
    Mostly lava and a few sedimentary rocks
    Mostly metal minerals
  • Question 5
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    Q. Fossil fuels are classified as nonrenewable because they.......
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    require expensive equipment
    take millions of years to replace
    can be found all over 
    provide all the energy we use
  • Question 6
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    Q. What is the definition of a renewable resource?
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    things that don't run out
    things that do run out
    stuff that makes things happen
    none of the above
  • Question 7
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    May be ground up to add "sparkle" to paints and cosmetics

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    Mica

    Gold

    SIlver

    Zinc

    Phosphate

  • Question 8
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    Most abundant element used to make containers and deodorants

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    aluminum

    phosphate

    gypsum

    sulfur

    silver

  • Question 9
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    Used in dentistry, medicine, jewelry, art and computers. Can be stretched thinner than human hair

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    gold

    zinc

    silver

    hematite

    limestone

  • Question 10
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    Used in photography, chemistry, jewelry, coins, mirrors, silverware

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    silver

    gypsum

    coal

    beryllium

    flint

  • Question 11
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    Primarily used for sheet rock or wallboard

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    gypsum

    halite

    phosphate

    mica

    sulfur

  • Question 12
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    Primary ore of iron used to produce steel, cars, tools and bridges

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    hematite

    halite

    beryllium

    antimony

    copper

  • Question 13
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    Can be used to make arrowheads, spear points, knives. May be used to start a fire

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    flint

    gypsum

    limestone

    flourite

    mica

  • Question 14
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    Used to make computer chips, glass, ceramics, abrasives, and sweeteners

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    silica

    halite

    lithium

    silver

    zinc

  • Question 15
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    Used to make electrical wires, brass, bronze, coins, plumbing and jewerly

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    copper

    coal

    zinc

    gold

    silica

  • Question 16
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    used to make fertilizer, paper, film, matches, tires and medicines

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    sulfur

    limestone

    hematite

    phosphate

    halite

  • Question 17
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    Used to make fluoride toothpaste, pottery and hydrofluroic acid

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    flouride

    mica

    galena

    coal

    sulfur

  • Question 18
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    One reason gemstones are special is because they are

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    cheap

    rare

    ugly

    easy to find

  • Question 19
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    Which of the following is a mineral that is mined as a fuel source?

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    coltan

    tantalum

    salt

    uranium

  • Question 20
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    Mineral used for making glass, electrical components and optical lenses

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    pyrite

    quartz

    sulfur

    obsidian

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