Monday, April 16, 2012

Minerals Quiz


Minerals Quiz

I am amazed by the minerals that grow in the earth. There are many colors and forms. We had a minerals training on Saturday at the Nature Center. If you went to the training or have studied minerals this is a review. Good Luck!
  1. What is the difference between a mineral and a rock?

  2. A mineral is pretty and a rock is ugly.
    A mineral is valuable and a rock is not.
    A mineral has a definite chemical composition, a rock is a mixture.

  3. Which is not a property of a mineral?

  4. Hardness- Scratch test
    Resonance- The tone a mineral produces
    Color- Crystal color

  5. What is the luster (how light reflects-shininess) of Pyrite (Fool's Gold)?

  6. Glassy
    Metallic
    Brilliant

  7. Which of the three choices is the hardest mineral

  8. Quartz
    Gypsum
    Calcite

  9. Streak is the

  10. color left after scratching the mineral on a unglazed tile.
    sparks made by hitting a rock with metal.
    way the mineral feels when you rub it with your finger.
Thanks for taking the quiz!