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Minerals & Rocks Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Siltstone is a secondary rock formed from particles of weathered rock accumulating and becoming compact. Which of the following categories does this type of rock best fit into?

Question 2 2. Which of the following units are used in expressions of mineral density?

Question 3 3. Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?

Question 4 4. 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 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 of the following substances is inorganic?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. What type of fracture does quartz exhibit?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. 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 _____.

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Question 11 11. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

Question 12 12. Minerals that are impenetrable to light are referred to as _____.

Question 13 13. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 14 14. Which statement is TRUE?

Question 15 15. Which statement correctly explains how rocks are classified?

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Question 16 16. Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?

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

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

Question 19 19. How does the definition of a mineral differ between a miner and a geologist?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements regarding granite is true?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a rock?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

Question 23 23. Gold has a shiny appearance and is said to have a _____ luster.

Question 24 24. Iron pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool's gold. It has a cubic shape. What type of crystal habit is this?

Question 25 25. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

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Question 26 26. Consider kyanite which is an elongated and flattened crystal. What type of crystal habit is this?

Question 27 27. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 28 28. Consider a diamond that has flat facets and sharp edges. Which of the following terms would describe this type of crystal?

Question 29 29. Metallic minerals that can be hammered into different shapes are _____.

Question 30 30. Why is color generally not a good diagnostic property for identifying minerals?

Minerals & Rocks Chapter Exam Instructions

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