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Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

When looking at a mineral, the first property you notice is
a.
hardness
c.
cleavage
b.
color
 

 2. 

What is a measure of how easily a mineral can be scratched?
a.
hardness
c.
luster
b.
cleavage
 

 3. 

Which mineral has a metallic luster?
a.
crystal
c.
gold
b.
diamond
 

 4. 

What describes how light reflects from a mineral”s surface?
a.
color
c.
hardness
b.
luster
 

 5. 

Which scale measures the hardness of minerals?
a.
the Mohs scale
c.
the Mole scale
b.
the Mohr scale
 

 6. 

If a mineral can scratch your fingernail, that mineral is ____________than your fingernail.
a.
harder
c.
weaker
b.
softer
 

 7. 

The true color of a mineral is best found in its what?
a.
streak
c.
particle
b.
dust
 

 8. 

Minerals that break along smooth, flat surfaces have
a.
hardness
c.
cleavage
b.
fracture
 

 9. 

Minerals that break with rough or jagged edges have
a.
cleavage
c.
luster
b.
fracture
 

 10. 

What kind of properties are color, luster, and hardness?
a.
mass properties
c.
chemical properties
b.
physical properties
 



 
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