Want to see correct answers?
Login or join for free!
  Earth Science Worksheets
Looking for Earth Science worksheets?
Check out our pre-made Earth Science worksheets!
Share/Like This Page
Filter By Grade

You are browsing Grade 4 questions. View questions in All Grades.

Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12


Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Minerals Questions

You can create printable tests and worksheets from these Grade 4 Minerals questions! Select one or more questions using the checkboxes above each question. Then click the add selected questions to a test button before moving to another page.

Previous Page 1 of 2 Next
Grade 4 Minerals
During the 1800s, miners needed to be able to tell real gold from another mineral, pyrite. To tell them apart, the miners would bite the mineral they found. If they saw a bite mark in the mineral, they knew it was real gold. What property were they testing?
  1. cleavage
  2. luster
  3. hardness
  4. streak color
Grade 4 Minerals
Minerals are nonliving, natural substances that make up rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
If you describe a mineral as being shiny, you are describing the property of
  1. streak.
  2. luster.
  3. hardness.
  4. color.
Grade 4 Minerals
Mohs' scale is used to identify a mineral's                .
  1. color
  2. luster
  3. streak
  4. hardness
Grade 4 Minerals
Which is not a property that can be used to identify a mineral?
  1. luster
  2. streak
  3. hardness
  4. talc
Grade 4 Minerals
What properties are used to classify minerals? Select all that apply.
  1. color
  2. luster
  3. hematite
  4. cleavage
  5. streak
  6. galena
  7. hardness
Grade 4 Minerals
Which of the following minerals is the hardest on Mohs' hardness scale?
  1. talc
  2. gypsum
  3. diamond
  4. quartz
Grade 4 Minerals
Particles in minerals form regular patterns called
  1. crystals.
  2. layers.
  3. conglomerates.
  4. shells.
Grade 4 Minerals
Which of the following is an example of how people use rocks and minerals?
  1. for building schools
  2. to make steel
  3. to make jewelry
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Minerals
A mineral is made up of many rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
Hematite is a mineral.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
Minerals in rocks can be changed to other minerals through physical weathering.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
The color of a mineral when it is ground to a powder is its               .
  1. hardness
  2. black
  3. streak
  4. cleavage
Grade 4 Minerals
What color is sapphire?
  1. blue
  2. pink
  3. brown
  4. black
  5. red
  6. yellow
  7. clear
  8. orange
Grade 4 Minerals
Which are examples of minerals?
  1. Water, steam, and ice
  2. Feldspar, quartz, and zircon
  3. Lava, wax, and plastic
Grade 4 Minerals
Copper is often found in rocks formed from lava.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
A natural recurring substance that is neither plant or animal is called a           mineral          .
Grade 4 Minerals
The list shows 5 minerals and their Mohs rating. List the minerals in order from softest to hardest.

Augite 5.5
Cinnabar 2.5
Emerald 7.5
Magnetite 6
Sapphire 9
Grade 4 Minerals
What is a mineral?
  1. a type of a rock
  2. solids which are naturally occurring, inorganic, have a definite chemical composition and a definite atomic arrangement
  3. crystals, which grow in liquids
  4. a type of volcanic ash
Grade 4 Minerals
What is the softest AND hardest mineral on the Mohs scale of hardness?

                                               

                                               
Previous Page 1 of 2 Next
You need to have at least 5 reputation to vote a question down. Learn How To Earn Badges.