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Rocks & Minerals Study Guide 1.Sharon wants to explain the rock cycle to a classmate. Which is the BEST way for her to do this? A. Draw the rock cycle.

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1 Rocks & Minerals Study Guide 1.Sharon wants to explain the rock cycle to a classmate. Which is the BEST way for her to do this? A. Draw the rock cycle. (p. 43) B. Show the classmate a rock. C. Make a graph D. Heat a rock in an oven. 2.Which is a scientist who studies rocks and minerals? A. Biologist B. Geologist (p. 47) C. Meteorologist D. Chemist 3.Which item would NOT help you to observe the properties of minerals? A. Paper clip – can scratch or magnetic B. Penny – can scratch C. Thermometer D. Hand lens – closer look 4. Jerry has an unknown mineral sample. Which is NOT a property he can use to identify the mineral? A. Size – NOT a property ; others in lesson 1 B. Luster C. Streak D. Cleavage 5.A solid material made up of one or more minerals is A. a shell B. a rock – a, c, and d are all possible ingredients OF a rock! C. sediment D. soil Name: _______________________________ # _________ Date: ______________________

2 6. Which is true about a diamond? A. It is made of calcium. B. It is the hardest mineral. (10 on Mohs – p. 18) C. It is a nonmetallic mineral. D. It can be scratched by talc. 7. Which causes sedimentary rock to change into metamorphic rock? A. Weathering and pressure B. Cooling and hardening C. Cementing and weathering D. Heat and pressure – other choices Are on p. 43! 8. Molten rock becomes igneous rock when molten rock A. cools and hardens B. is pressed into layers C. melts D. weathers 9. Which property can be used to tell if a mineral is metallic or nonmetallic? A. Cleavage B. Hardness C. Luster D. Color 10. Why does Sharon wear goggles when she tests mineral properties? A. To see the minerals more clearly B. To make the minerals look larger C. To block out light D. To protect her eyes – ‘test’ woud be scratching ; powder may fly. 11. The students in a class tested the properties of a mineral. They recorded their observations in a chart. Then they wrote reports. Some of Juan’s observations did not match those of the rest of the class. What should Juan do? A. Throw away his report. B. Erase what he recorded. C. Keep his observations the way he recorded them. (He may be the RIGHT one!!) D. Change what he recorded to match others’ results.

3 12. Which mineral can be scratched by fluorite? (Has to be ABOVE that mineral) A. Apatite B. Gypsum C. Quartz D. Topaz 13. A steel nail has a hardness of 6.5. Which mineral can be scratched by a steel nail? A. Corundum B. Diamond C. Feldspar D. Topaz 14. What is the hardness of calcite? Hardness: _3 15. What is the hardness of topaz? Hardness: __ What is the hardness of diamond? Hardness: ___ What is the hardness of apatite? Hardness: ____5 Mohs Hardness Scale MineralHardness Talc 1 Gypsum 2 Fingernail 2.5 Calcite 3 Copper Penny 3.2 Fluorite4 Apatite5 Glass 5.5 Feldspar6 Steel Nail 6.5 Quartz7 Topaz8 Corundum9 Diamond10 Use the Mohs Hardness Scale to answer questions

4 Properties of Minerals LusterHardnessColorCleavageOtherName Nonmetallic C Colorless, whiteYesBubbles when acid is placed on it Calcite NonmetallicG Colorless, beige, pinkYesHardness very close to glass Feldspar NonmetallicF Colorless, whiteYesTastes salty Halite NonmetallicG Dark green to blackYesSplits easily Hornblende NonmetallicF Dark brown, black, or silver white YesPeels in thin sheets Mica NonmetallicG Colorless, white, rose, smoky, purple brown NoLooks glassy, chips like glass Quartz NonmetallicF White, greenish, to grayYesUsually flaky Talc LusterHardnessColorStreakOtherName MetallicC GrayGray to black Heavy for its size Galena MetallicF YellowGolden yellow Used for jewelry Gold MetallicG Steel grayReddishMay have reddish patches Hematite MetallicG blackBlackMagnetic Magnetite MetallicG Brassy yellowGreenish black Looks like gold Pyrite Use the picture below to answer question Which mineral is metallic, gray, and is heavy for its size? A. Quartz B. Galena C. Hematite D. Pyrite 19. Which mineral is nonmetallic, has a hardness of F, and tastes salty? A. Magnetite B. Talc C. Mica D. Halite

5 **20 – 30 were answered and discussed in class. Answers are on answer sheet that we made in class. 20. Which mineral is white and chips like glass? A. Calcite B. Feldspar C. Quartz D. Talc 21. Which mineral has cleavage and bubbles when acid is placed on it? A. Calcite B. Feldspar C. Quartz D. Talc 22.Which mineral is metallic, has a hardness of G, and a streak that is greenish black? A. Magnetite B. Feldspar C. Quartz D. Pyrite 23.Minerals are found in which of the Earth’s layers? A. Outer core B. Inner core C. Mantle D. Crust 24. The color of a mineral when it is ground into a powder is called its A. Cleavage B. Hardness C. Luster D. Streak 25. If a mineral splits easily along flat surfaces, it is said to have A. Cleavage B. Hardness C. Facets D. Luster

6 26.How are rocks and minerals related? A. They look alike. B. They are made of the same thing. C. Minerals are made of rocks. D. Rocks are made of minerals. 27.To compare the hardness of different minerals, it would be BEST to find A. the color of the minerals. B. which minerals scratch other minerals C. which minerals reflect light most strongly. D. the samples that feel smoothest to the touch. 28.Gavin has two rocks. Both rocks are made up entirely of the same mineral. What other property of his two rocks is MOST LIKELY to be the same? A. Size B. Shape C. Color D. Weight 29.Which is NOT a type of rock? A. Igneous B. Metamorphic C. Sedimentary D. Fossil 30.Volcanoes form what type of rock? A. Sedimentary B. Igneous C. Coal D. Metamorphic


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