Chapter_01Test_001 - Chapter 1: Minerals: Building Blocks...

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Chapter 1: Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks Multiple Choice 1. All silicate minerals contain the elements ____________. a. silicon and iron b. silicon and magnesium c. silicon and calcium d. silicon and sodium e. silicon and oxygen 1
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2. The most abundant element in Earth's crust (by weight) is ____________. a. oxygen b. silicon c. calcium d. sodium 3. The tendency of minerals to break along smooth flat surfaces is called __________. a. streak b. fracture c. cleavage d. conchoidal e. polyhedral 4. An atom that loses or gains electrons is called a(n) ____________. a. isotope b. proton c. nutreno 2
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d. neutron e. ion 5. The most common mineral in Earth's crust is ____________. a. mica b. quartz c. olivine d. feldspar e. hornblende 6. If the atomic number of an element is 6 and its mass number is 14, how many neutrons are contained in the nucleus? a. 6 b. 20 c. 0 d. 8 3
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e. 84 7. Which of the following is NOT a charac- teristic of minerals? a. possess a crystalline structure b. formed by inorganic processes c. definite chemical composition d. either liquid or solid e. a unique set of physical properties 8. The most abundant mineral group in Earth's crust is ____________. a. oxides b. carbonates c. sulfides d. halides e. silicates 9. The central region of an atom is called the ____________. 4
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a. proton b. electron c. neutron d. nucleus e. shell 10. The positively charged particles that com- pose atoms are called ____________. a.
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course ACC 101\ taught by Professor Sirbondoc during the Spring '11 term at Ateneo de Manila University.

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Chapter_01Test_001 - Chapter 1: Minerals: Building Blocks...

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