Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 2: Minerals Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is another name for halite?

Question 2 2. Why are some drill bits tipped with diamonds?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a non-silicate mineral?

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 statements are true?

I. Noble gases complete their valence level by sharing electrons.

II. Covalent bonds are weak and easily broken.

III. Covalent bonds allow us to make predictions on how the molecule will look.

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Question 6 6. Mineral hardness is a measure of _____.

Question 7 7. What does the atomic number represent?

Question 8 8.

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.

Question 9 9. What type of fracture does quartz exhibit?

Question 10 10. Which statement correctly explains how rocks are classified?

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Question 11 11. An element is defined by the number of:

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

Question 13 13. Which of the following atoms is most likely to participate in an ionic bond with chlorine, an atom with 7 valence electrons?

Question 14 14.

If a carbon atom has four valence electrons, which of the following statements are true?

I. Carbon can form a triple covalent bond with another carbon atom.

II. A carbon atom cannot form two double bonds simultaneously.

III. A carbon atom can form four single covalent bonds simultaneously.

Question 15 15. How are metallic bonds different from ionic and covalent bonds?

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Question 16 16. Which type of tenacity refers to the ability of a mineral to resume its original form when a stress is removed?

Question 17 17. Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?

Question 18 18. Consider a diamond that has flat facets and sharp edges. Which of the following terms would describe this type of crystal?

Question 19 19. Layers of halite lay on top of gypsum on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. What causes halite to be on top?

Question 20 20. Consider a sample with a mass of 250 grams. Calculate the density of the sample if it displaces 100 cc of water.

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Question 21 21. Metallic minerals that can be hammered into different shapes are _____.

Question 22 22. Particles that are found in the atomic nucleus are:

Question 23 23. What were limestone deposits in Kansas made from?

Question 24 24. Molecules are made of _____ , while compounds are made of _____ .

Question 25 25. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

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Question 26 26. What is the electron sea model?

Question 27 27. Most silicate minerals are formed from _____.

Question 28 28. Cubic zirconium is not a mineral because it

Question 29 29. Why are metals malleable?

Question 30 30. Which of the following would be good at conducting electricity?

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 2: Minerals Chapter Exam Instructions

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