AP Environmental Science - Minerals, Rocks & Soil: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The United States has the largest reserves of what mineral in the world?

Question 2 2. Choose the appropriate statement that refers to open-pit mining.

Question 3 3. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 4 4. Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?

Question 5 5. Which of the following substances is inorganic?

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Question 6 6. Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?

Question 7 7. Which type of water erosion occurs fairly evenly over an area and might not be noticed until much of the topsoil has been washed away?

Question 8 8. Which type of water erosion results in small, short-lived and well-defined streams?

Question 9 9. What is another name for halite?

Question 10 10. Which of the following compares longwall mining to solution mining?

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Question 11 11. What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?

Question 12 12. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

Question 13 13. Minerals that are impenetrable to light are referred to as _____.

Question 14 14. If a farmer works the soil too much in preparation for planting it can increase the risk of soil erosion. Which of the following terms is used to describe the preparation of a farmer's field for growing crops?

Question 15 15. Consider kyanite which is an elongated and flattened crystal. What type of crystal habit is this?

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Question 16 16. You are digging out a soil sample and first find a thin layer of topsoil. Underneath this layer, you see a larger layer of very fine particles that is still fairly wet and somewhat gray in color. What type of soil exists beneath the topsoil?

Question 17 17. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

Question 18 18. Which of the following terms is used to describe a layer of a soil profile?

Question 19 19. The world's largest oil reserves are found in

Question 20 20. Which of the following units are used in expressions of mineral density?

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Question 21 21. Mineral hardness is a measure of _____.

Question 22 22. Physical characteristics of soil

Question 23 23. Why is color generally not a good diagnostic property for identifying minerals?

Question 24 24. David is analyzing a rock. He knows that it was revealed by erosion and he can see large crystal structures through the magnifying glass. Which kind of rock is David analyzing?

Question 25 25. What is the non-silicate mineral that comprises the bulk of limestone?

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Question 26 26. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 27 27. Biology influences soil formation because

Question 28 28. If you wanted to plant a large garden for growing fruits and vegetables, what type of soil structure would produce the best results?

Question 29 29. Which of the following minerals has the greatest density?

Question 30 30. Which statement is TRUE?

AP Environmental Science - Minerals, Rocks & Soil: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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