PHSC 210 Quiz 1

PHSC 210 Quiz 1 Liberty University

PHSC 210 Quiz: Introduction to Earth Science and Minerals

Module 1: Week 1

  1. What non-silicate mineral group is characterized by having a CO32- ending?
  2. The terms flexible, brittle, elastic, and malleable are used to describe which mineral property?
  3. Which mineral is an excellent example of ionic bonding?
  4. Which origins position is the dominant one within the sciences?
  5. Which type of bond involves electrons that can easily move among various nuclei?
  6. Which of the following minerals is a native element?
  7. Which of the following is NOT one of the characteristics of the natural sciences?
  8. Which component of the geosphere is liquid?
  9. A rock is an aggregate of __________ minerals.
  10. Which discipline of science deals with singular events that occurred in the past?
  11. The term for a multi-disciplinary scientific approach to studying the interactions of earth’s 4 spheres is
  12. A _____________ is a zone of weakness that allows a mineral to break along at surfaces.
  13. Which origins position is the longest-held one in Christianity and Judaism?
  14. ________________________ is a less common mineral property.
  15. Diamonds and graphite are both polymorphs (different crystal forms) of what material?
  16. The two components of an atom that are found in the nucleus are:
  17. Which type of bond results from an atom that has lost an electron bonding with an atom that has gained an electron?
  18. 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)
  19. The theistic evolution position has been held in the Christian Church since the early Church fathers.
  20. The continental crust is less dense than the mantle.
  21. The inner core is solid and composed of iron and nickel.
  22. Naturalistic evolution holds that God has guided evolutionary processes over time.
  23. Color and luster are two of the attributes that dene what is and isn’t a mineral.
  24. The negatively charged component of a molecule is called the anion.
  25. List four non-silicate groups and a mineral example for each.

Set 1

  1. Which type of bond involves loose connections between weakly charged regions of overall neutral molecules?
  2. Which of the following minerals is a silicate?
  3. The type of science that focuses on material inventions is
  4. is science that deals with the study of water and its movements.
  5. Which of the following is NOT one of the groups of mineral properties?
  6. The unique physical characteristics that a mineral possesses (those that let us determine which mineral is in front of us) are called:
  7. What kind of igneous rock forms the majority of the ocean crust?
  8. The terms flexible, brittle, elastic, and malleable are used to describe which mineral property?
  9. Solar energy and wood are examples of what type of resource?
  10. The term for a multi-disciplinary scientific approach to studying the interactions of earth’s 4 spheres is
  11. The term for the steps taken by scientists to discover and investigate the world is BEST expressed as
  12. Which of the following is a silicate mineral made with a complex, 3-D arrangement of silica-oxygen tetrahedra?
  13. Which of the following is NOT one of the characteristics of the natural sciences?
  14. A material of characteristic physical and chemical properties which cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical processes is called a(n):
  15. Which type of bond results from an atom that has lost an electron bonding with an atom that has gained an electron?
  16. Who developed the model for science/religion interactions discussed in your textbook?
  17. Which origins position is the dominant one within the sciences?
  18. Which discipline within the Earth sciences focuses on the solid Earth?
  19. The continental crust is less dense than the mantle.
  20. Resources can be used without affecting the environment.
  21. The negatively charged component of a molecule is called the anion.
  22. A rock is an aggregate of one or more minerals.
  23. Color and luster are two of the attributes that define what is and isn’t a mineral.
  24. Silica and oxygen are rare components of the Earth’s crust.
  25. List four non-silicate groups and a mineral example for each.

Set 2

  1. Who developed the model for science/religion interactions discussed in your textbook?
  2. A young-Earth creation position holds that
  3. The two components of an atom that are found in the nucleus are:
  4. Which discipline within the Earth sciences focuses on the solid Earth?
  5. A material of characteristic physical and chemical properties which cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical processes is called a(n):
  6. Which of the following minerals is a silicate?
  7. Which mineral is an excellent example of ionic bonding?
  8. Which component of the geosphere makes up the largest volume of material?
  9. Which origins position is the longest-held one in Christianity and Judaism?
  10. Which discipline of science deals with repeatable experiments that can be modified by the researcher?
  11. The term for the steps taken by scientists to discover and investigate the world is BEST expressed as
  12. Which type of bond involves electrons that can easily move among various nuclei?
  13. The _________________ states that atoms are most stable when their valence shell is filled.
  14. The term for a scientific approach to tracing the interactions of the planet is
  15. A _____________ is a zone of weakness that allows a mineral to break along flat surfaces.
  16. The unique physical characteristics that a mineral possesses (those that let us determine which mineral is in front of us) are called:
  17. The type of science that focuses on material inventions is
  18. Which type of bond involves two atoms strongly sharing their electrons in each other’s valence shells?
  19. A rock is an aggregate of one or more minerals.
  20. The vapor canopy concept in young-Earth creation has seen many successes in scientific testing and modeling.
  21. Gypsum is an example of a non-metallic resource mineral.
  22. The atomic mass of an atom is equal to the number of protons in its nucleus.
  23. Physical geology focuses on studying current materials and processes.
  24. Resources can be used without affecting the environment.
  25. Define the empirical and historical sciences. How do they differ? Provide an example of each.
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