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Minerals and Rocks: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why are some drill bits tipped with diamonds?

Question 2 2. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 3 3. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

Question 4 4. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 5 5. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

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Question 6 6. Which statement is TRUE?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a rock?

Question 8 8. How is the olivine group of silicates different from quartz?

Question 9 9. Identify the building block of silicate minerals.

Question 10 10. Which of the following substances is inorganic?

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Question 11 11. Layers of halite lay on top of gypsum on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. What causes halite to be on top?

Question 12 12. Most silicate minerals are formed from _____.

Question 13 13. Iron pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool's gold. It has a cubic shape. What type of crystal habit is this?

Question 14 14. Minerals that are impenetrable to light are referred to as _____.

Question 15 15. What term is used to refer to the macroscopic appearance of a crystal?

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Question 16 16. Metallic minerals that can be hammered into different shapes are _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following minerals has the greatest density?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?

Question 20 20. Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following units are used in expressions of mineral density?

Question 22 22. How does the definition of a mineral differ between a miner and a geologist?

Question 23 23. Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?

Question 24 24. On a school trip, Jenny learned about a gigantic volcanic eruption and saw some of the rocks it formed. Which kind of rocks did she see?

Question 25 25. Gold has a shiny appearance and is said to have a _____ luster.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

Question 27 27. What is another name for halite?

Question 28 28. Consider a sample with a mass of 250 grams. Calculate the density of the sample if it displaces 100 cc of water.

Question 29 29. What were limestone deposits in Kansas made from?

Question 30 30. What type of fracture does quartz exhibit?

Minerals and Rocks: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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