Rocks & Minerals Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

Question 2 2. Identify the building block of silicate minerals.

Question 3 3.

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

Question 5 5. What is the non-silicate mineral that comprises the bulk of limestone?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a non-silicate mineral?

Question 7 7. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

Question 8 8. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

Question 9 9. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 10 10. Why are some drill bits tipped with diamonds?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements about Mohs scale of relative hardness is accurate?

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

Question 13 13. Which of the following units are used in expressions of mineral density?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Gold has a shiny appearance and is said to have a _____ luster.

Question 18 18. Why is color generally not a good diagnostic property for identifying minerals?

Question 19 19. What term is used to refer to the macroscopic appearance of a crystal?

Question 20 20. Consider a diamond that has flat facets and sharp edges. Which of the following terms would describe this type of crystal?

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Question 21 21. Iron pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool's gold. It has a cubic shape. What type of crystal habit is this?

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 of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

Question 24 24. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 25 25. Which statement is TRUE?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following substances is inorganic?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements regarding granite is true?

Question 28 28. Most silicate minerals are formed from _____.

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

Question 30 30. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

Rocks & Minerals Chapter Exam Instructions

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