Silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Identify the building block of silicate minerals.

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

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

2. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of silicates and their chemical classification with this quiz/worksheet combination. Information assessed includes minerals composed of sheeted tetrahedra, the composition of silicate minerals, and other facts covered in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Elements that make up over 50% of Earth's surface
  • Composition of various minerals and silicates
  • Origin of silicate minerals

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of various minerals and silicates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the building block of silicate minerals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Earth science lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about silicate minerals, review the accompanying lesson, Silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand the function of silicon-oxygen tetrahadron
  • Review silicates
  • Know the various types of silicates