Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences


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Which of the following is NOT a rock?

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1. Which of the following statements regarding granite is true?

2. Which of the following substances is inorganic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examples of rocks and minerals and the kinds of structures always formed by minerals are the focus of this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask you to identify:

  • Examples of rocks and minerals
  • Inorganic objects
  • Structures always formed by minerals
  • How rocks are classified

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on differences between rocks and minerals
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the ways rocks and minerals are classified
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding inorganic objects
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of rocks and minerals

Additional Learning

Gain a deeper understanding of these topics through the lesson titled Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences. Use the content in this lesson to expand what you know about these objectives:

  • Define and differentiate between rocks and minerals
  • Relate the terms 'inorganic' and 'crystalline' to an understanding of minerals
  • Explain the system used to classify rocks, and contrast this system with the one used to classify minerals
  • Know that rocks are made of minerals, but minerals are not made of rocks