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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Minerals Questions

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Grade 6 Minerals
Grade 6 Minerals
Which is NOT a property of a mineral?
  1. temperature
  2. hardness
  3. color
  4. streak
Grade 6 Minerals
Grade 6 Minerals
Grade 6 Minerals
Halite is a mineral formed by
  1. crystallization of hot water solutions on the ocean floor
  2. cooling of magma
  3. evaporation
  4. cooling of lava
Grade 6 Minerals
What is the hardest mineral on Moh's Scale?
  1. Quartz
  2. Gypsum
  3. Diamond
  4. Pyrite
Grade 6 Minerals
Which statement about the relationship between rocks and minerals is true?
  1. rocks are made of minerals
  2. minerals are made of rocks
  3. rocks and minerals are two terms for the same thing
  4. minerals and rocks are both classified by how they formed
Grade 6 Minerals
According to the Mohs' scale, which of the statements below is true?
  1. Only talc will scratch quartz.
  2. Topaz and diamond will scratch quartz.
  3. Amethyst will scratch diamond.
  4. Calcite is a harder mineral than corundum.
Grade 6 Minerals
Which of the following is not a mineral?
  1. table salt
  2. sandstone
  3. gold
Grade 6 Minerals
A gemstone is made in a laboratory. Which reason best explains why it is not considered a mineral?
  1. it is organic
  2. it is not a crystal
  3. it did not form by natural processes
  4. it does not have a set chemical composition
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