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 K. Sanderson
     All minerals in the sulfate and
      sulfide groups contain what
                element?
A.   Sulfur
B.   Silicon
C.   Oxygen
D.   Carbon
     What are the building blocks of
               minerals?
a.   Rocks
b.   Elements
c.   Isotopes
d.   electrons
  The building block or structure of
the silicate minerals is called the __
a.   silicon-oxygen tetrahedron
b.   Aluminum-oxygen tetrahedron
c.   Silicon-oxygen triangle
d.   Silicon-aluminum triangle
     The central region of an atom is
             called the ___.
a.   Proton
b.   Electron
c.   Nucleus
d.   neutron
  A mineral that contains carbon,
oxygen, and a metallic like element
    (like magnesium) would be
          classified as a(n):
a.   Silicate
b.   Oxide
c.   Carbonate
d.   melting
Atoms containing the same number
  of protons & different number of
          neutrons are __.
a.   Isotopes
b.   Ions
c.   Neutrons
d.   Compounds
 The process of mineral formation
    from magma is called __
a.   Evaporation
b.   Precipitation
c.   Crystallization
d.   Melting
Isotopes of the same element differ
       in the number of __.
a.   Protons
b.   Electrons
c.   Neutrons
d.   nuclei
    What is a naturally occurring,
   inorganic solid with an orderly
 crystalline structure and a definite
       chemical composition?
a.   A mineral
b.   An element
c.   An isotope
d.   A compound
 The main types of chemical bonds
             are ___.
a.   ionic, covalent, and metallic
b.   Ionic, compound, and metallic
c.   Isotopic, covalent, and metallic
d.   Ionic, covalent, and nonmetallic
     Which of the following is NOT a
      characteristics of minerals?
a.   Orderly crystalline structure
b.   Formed by inorganic processes
c.   Definite chemical composition
d.   liquid
The tendency of minerals to break
along smooth flat surfaces is called
              ____.

a.   Fracture
b.   Cleavage
c.   Streak
d.   Crystal form
Which of the following properties is
generally the least useful in identify
             minerals?
a.   Hardness
b.   Streak
c.   Cleavage
d.   color
     Mohs scale is used to determine
       what property of minerals?
a.   Cleavage
b.   Density
c.   Hardness
d.   luster
 The appearance or quality of light
  reflected from the surface of a
       mineral is called ___.
a.   Streak
b.   Color
c.   Cleavage
d.   luster
 The color of the powdered form of
      a mineral is called __.
a.   Cleavage
b.   Streak
c.   Luster
d.   fracture
     The resistance of a mineral to
     being scratched is called __.
a.   Streak
b.   Fracture
c.   Hardness
d.   cleavage
 A(n) ______ is an electrically
neutral subatomic particle found
   in the nucleus of an atom
Silicon and oxygen combine to
form the framework of the most
  common mineral group, the
       ______ minerals.
The ratio of a mineral’s mass to
   its volume is its ______.
A naturally occurring, inorganic
solid with an orderly crystalline
structure and definite chemical
  composition is a(n) _____.
The tendency of a mineral to
break along planes of weak
  bonding is called ____.

				
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