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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Minerals Questions

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Grade 5 Minerals
What are the building blocks of rocks?
  1. luster
  2. grains
  3. minerals
  4. sedimentary
Grade 5 Minerals
Pyrite is the same as gold.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Minerals
          Diamond           is the hardest mineral on Mohs scale.
Grade 5 Minerals
Which is usually better for identifying a mineral?
  1. Color is better than streak.
  2. Streak is better than color.
  3. Streak is as good as color.
  4. Streak and color are not properties of minerals.
Grade 5 Minerals
Naturally occurring, crystalline substances that are neither plants or animals are called                .
  1. minerals
  2. igneous
  3. flowers
Grade 5 Minerals
Talc is the softest mineral. Talc is classified as                 on the hardness scale.
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
Grade 5 Minerals
What word or phrase best matches this definition?

A naturally formed solid material with a crystal structure. Each has a unique set of physical properties including color, hardness, and the way it breaks.
  1. Mineral
  2. Sedimentary rock
  3. Magma
  4. Not here
Grade 5 Minerals
Which list shows ways of classifying minerals?
  1. luster, color, hardness, streak
  2. color, size, value, cost
  3. size, color, cost, hardness
  4. luster, size, shape, cost
Grade 5 Minerals
What is a naturally formed solid material with a crystal structure, each has a unique set of physical properties, including color, hardness, and the way the mineral breaks?
  1. Metamorphic Rock
  2. Composition
  3. Mineral
  4. Non-foliated Rock
Grade 5 Minerals
About how many different minerals make up most of the rocks on Earth's surface?
  1. 20
  2. 50
  3. 100
  4. 1,000+
Grade 5 Minerals
What mineral is used to make pencils?
  1. flint
  2. mica
  3. gypsum
  4. graphite
Grade 5 Minerals
The hardest mineral on the hardness scale is a           diamond          , which is also the gem used in many rings.
Grade 5 Minerals
In almost everything we do, we use minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Minerals
Magnetite contains molecules that always point towards the magnetic         north        .
Grade 5 Minerals
                                      hardness, streak, luster, and color                                      are the characteristics used to determine the classification of a mineral.
Grade 5 Minerals
Name the 5 properties to identify the mineral and how you test that property.

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Grade 5 Minerals
Minerals from which metals can be removed are called        ores       .
Grade 5 Minerals
List 3 uses for Quartz:

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