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Minerals, Rocks & Soil Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Color is not always useful for identifying minerals because _____.

Question 4 4. Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?

Question 5 5. How is the olivine group of silicates different from quartz?

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Question 6 6. Iron pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool's gold. It has a cubic shape. What type of crystal habit is this?

Question 7 7. Physical characteristics of soil

Question 8 8. Which of the following compares longwall mining to solution mining?

Question 9 9. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT true of acid mine drainage?

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Question 11 11. Consider a sample with a mass of 250 grams. Calculate the density of the sample if it displaces 100 cc of water.

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Which type of tenacity refers to the ability of a mineral to resume its original form when a stress is removed?

Question 14 14. The appearance of a mineral in its powdered form that can also be used to distinguish it from another mineral is referred to as the mineral's _____.

Question 15 15.

Silicate X has a three-dimensional arrangement of tetrahedra. It is part of a group that can be held together by various cations and is named for the specific cation present. Silicate X is an example of a/an _____.

Identify X.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following substances is inorganic?

Question 17 17. Consider a specimen that has a mass of 20 grams. Calculate its specific gravity if the same volume of water has a mass of 5 grams.

Question 18 18. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

Question 19 19. Choose the appropriate statement that refers to open-pit mining.

Question 20 20. Subsurface mining is _____ disruptive to the earth and produces _____ waste than surface mining.

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Question 21 21. What term is used to refer to the macroscopic appearance of a crystal?

Question 22 22. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

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

Question 24 24. Which of the following areas would be most prone to wind erosion?

Question 25 25. Which of the following items is generated from the use of mineral products?

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Question 26 26. The United States consumes approximately how much of the world's minerals?

Question 27 27. Cubic zirconium is not a mineral because it

Question 28 28. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 29 29. Layers of halite lay on top of gypsum on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. What causes halite to be on top?

Question 30 30. What is the non-silicate mineral that comprises the bulk of limestone?

Minerals, Rocks & Soil Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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