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Minerals/Soil Test

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  • Q1
    a naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a crystalline structure and a definite chemical composition
    Compound
    Atom
    Mineral
    Soil
    30s
  • Q2
    a pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by ordinary chemical means.
    Compound
    Molecule
    Atom
    Element
    30s
  • Q3
    the smallest unit of an element that maintains the properties of that element.
    Compound
    Molecule
    Element
    Atom
    30s
  • Q4
    a substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds.
    Atom
    Element
    Molecule
    Compound
    30s
  • Q5
    a mineral composed of only one element.
    Native Element
    Compound Element
    Lone Element
    Single Element
    30s
  • Q6
    anything that has mass and takes up space.
    Density
    Volume
    Molecule
    Matter
    30s
  • Q7
    a substance has not been made up of living things or the remains of living things.
    Organic
    Inorganic
    Disorganic
    Nonorganic
    30s
  • Q8
    a solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a regular, repeating pattern.
    Crystal
    Solid
    Random
    Amorphous
    30s
  • Q9
    Which of the following is NOT a way in which minerals are formed?
    Evaporating & Cooling Solutions
    Condensing & Warming Solutions
    Metamorphism
    Magma & Lava cooling
    30s
  • Q10
    The main ways to classify minerals.
    Carbonates and Noncarbonates
    Silicates and Nonsilicates
    Metallic and Nonmetallic
    Oxides and Nonoxides
    30s
  • Q11
    Two most abundant elements in the earth's crust used to form silicates.
    Oxygen and Carbon
    Oxygen and Sulfur
    Oxygen and Silicon
    Oxygen and Hydrogen
    30s
  • Q12
    Native Elements, Sulfates, Sulfides, Carbonates, Oxides, and Halides
    Classes of metallics
    Classes of nonsilicates
    Classes of silicates
    Classes of nonmetallics
    30s
  • Q13
    a property that can help in identifying a mineral, but is not the best one.
    Streak
    Color
    Hardness
    Luster
    30s
  • Q14
    a property that can help in identifying a mineral that uses the color of the mineral in powdered form.
    Hardness
    Density
    Streak
    Cleavage
    30s
  • Q15
    a property that can help in identifying a mineral that uses the way a mineral reflects light.
    Fracture
    Luster
    Hardness
    Cleavage
    30s

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