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Minerals and Rocks Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements about Mohs scale of relative hardness is accurate?

Question 2 2. Consider a sample with a mass of 250 grams. Calculate the density of the sample if it displaces 100 cc of water.

Question 3 3. Layers of halite lay on top of gypsum on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. What causes halite to be on top?

Question 4 4. Iron pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool's gold. It has a cubic shape. What type of crystal habit is this?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

Question 7 7. What were limestone deposits in Kansas made from?

Question 8 8. Which statement correctly explains how rocks are classified?

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

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. 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 12 12. Gold has a shiny appearance and is said to have a _____ luster.

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements regarding granite is true?

Question 14 14. Why are some drill bits tipped with diamonds?

Question 15 15. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a rock?

Question 17 17. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 18 18. What is the non-silicate mineral that comprises the bulk of limestone?

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

Question 20 20. Which type of tenacity refers to the ability of a mineral to resume its original form when a stress is removed?

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Question 21 21. Consider a diamond that has flat facets and sharp edges. Which of the following terms would describe this type of crystal?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which statement is TRUE?

Question 24 24. Consider kyanite which is an elongated and flattened crystal. What type of crystal habit is this?

Question 25 25. Identify the building block of silicate minerals.

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Question 26 26. Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?

Question 27 27. Metallic minerals that can be hammered into different shapes are _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following minerals has the greatest density?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a non-silicate mineral?

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

Minerals and Rocks Chapter Exam Instructions

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