PHSC 210 Quiz 1 Liberty University Solution

· Question 1

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following is a silicate mineral made with a complex, 3-D arrangement of silica-oxygen tetrahedra?

· Question 2

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following minerals is a silicate?

· Question 3

A rock is an aggregate of __________ minerals.

· Question 4

2 out of 2 points

A _____________ is a zone of weakness that allows a mineral to break along flat surfaces.

· Question 5

2 out of 2 points

A material of characteristic physical and chemical properties which cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical processes is called a(n):

· Question 6

According to the model of science/religion interactions discussed in your textbook, the Science Domain and Religion Domain are able to interact through a(n)

· Question 7

What non-silicate mineral group is characterized by having a CO32- ending?

· Question 8

2 out of 2 points

The Earth sciences are a collection of several different but related disciplines. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

· Question 9

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following is NOT one of the characteristics of the natural sciences?

· Question 10

2 out of 2 points

Which discipline within the Earth sciences focuses on the solid Earth?

· Question 11

2 out of 2 points

The way that a mineral reflects light off of its surface is called its ________________.

· Question 12

2 out of 2 points

Which type of bond involves loose connections between weakly charged regions of overall neutral molecules?

· Question 13

2 out of 2 points

Diamonds and graphite are both polymorphs (different crystal forms) of what material?

· Question 14

Which origins position is the longest-held one in Christianity and Judaism?

· Question 15

2 out of 2 points

All of the following are defining attributes of minerals EXCEPT:

· Question 16

A naturalistic evolution position holds that

· Question 17

The unique physical characteristics that a mineral possesses (those that let us determine which mineral is in front of us) are called:

· Question 18

2 out of 2 points

The characteristics that are shared by (and define) all minerals are called mineral ______________.

· Question 19

2 out of 2 points

The continental crust is less dense than the mantle.

· Question 20

2 out of 2 points

Genesis 1:28 is one of the verses that informs the Dominion Mandate.

· Question 21

2 out of 2 points

Silica and oxygen are rare components of the Earth’s crust.

· Question 22

2 out of 2 points

Silicate minerals are divided into groups on the basis of how their tetrahedral are arranged.

· Question 23

2 out of 2 points

Resources can be used without affecting the environment.

· Question 24

2 out of 2 points

The inner core is solid and composed of iron and nickel.

· Question 25

Mineral resources can be divided into three categories. List and briefly describe each.