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Topic Review: Rocks and Minerals

Quiz by NYSED Earth Science

High School
Earth Science (1996)
New York State Learning Standards

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New York State Learning Standards

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  • Q1
    Which three minerals are most likely used in the construction of a house?
    graphite, pyrite, and halite
    garnet, galena, and sulfur
    selenite gypsum, dolomite, and muscovite mica
    talc, amphibole, and fl uorite
    30s
    4.3
  • Q2
    Which two rocks usually consist of only one mineral, but may contain additional minerals?
    rock salt and basalt
    quartzite and dunite
    gabbro and bituminous coal
    hornfels and diorite
    30s
    4.3
  • Q3
    Which rock has never melted, but was produced by great heat and pressure, which distorted and rearranged its minerals?
    metaconglomerate
    pegmatite
    breccia
    siltstone
    30s
    4.3
  • Q4
    Which terms best describe this rock?
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    non-crystalline and vesicular
    foliated and banded
    clastic and fragmental
    coarse and non-vesicular
    30s
    4.3
  • Q5
    Which type of bedrock contains these oil and gas deposits?
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    intrusive igneous rock
    extrusive igneous rock
    sedimentary rock
    metamorphic rock
    30s
    4.3
  • Q6
    The mineral anorthite is typically white to gray in color, has a hardness of 6.0, cleaves in two directions, and is used in making glass and ceramics. Which mineral has properties most similar to anorthite?
    plagioclase feldspar
    quartz
    calcite
    pyroxene
    30s
    4.3
  • Q7
    What is the texture of inorganic land-derived sedimentary rocks?
    crystalline
    vesicular
    clastic
    bioclastic
    30s
    4.3
  • Q8
    Which rock will weather at the fastest rate when exposed to acid rain?
    granite
    quartzite
    limestone
    gneiss
    30s
    4.3
  • Q9
    The photograph below shows the mineral muscovite mica. Which physical property can be observed in this photograph?
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    magnetism
    hardness
    streak
    cleavage
    30s
    4.3
  • Q10
    Which map symbol is used to represent rock that formed as a result of the evaporation of seawater?
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    30s
    4.3
  • Q11
    At which New York State location can intensely metamorphosed surface bedrock be found?
    Utica
    Rochester
    Old Forge
    Slide Mountain
    30s
    4.3

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