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Quiz 1
September 29, 2015
Student Name:____________________________________Student number:__________
1. Choose the right sentence. The steps of an engineering project include:

a. Prospecting ideas, defining project concept, execution of the project


and implementation
b. Finding ideas, implementation of basic engineering, followed by
detailed engineering and implementation
c. Looking for ideas, defining conceptual project, approaching or forming
a company that is interested in this project, followed by basic and
detailed engineering and implementation
d. Finding raw material that you like and doing the lab test work to
confirm whether the material is suitable for mass production of goods
2. Ore is:
a. A mineral of any kind that can be mined efficiently

b. A mineral that can be used to produce metal using current technology


c. A rock consisting metallic minerals but impossible to produce metal
from it
d. A mixture of minerals forming any rock
3. List three (3) raw materials classified by their source as recycled:

4. Arrange the following activities in the appropriate order:


a. Mineral processing
b. Materials Engineering
c. Manufacturing
d. Geology and Mining
e. Recycling
5. Which of the following mineral attributes DOES NOT contribute to the
definition of a mineral?
a. Homogeneous solid
b. Regular atomic arrangement
c. Formed by natural processes
d. Minerals produced synthetically in the lab
6. Link the following minerals to the right class:
a. Magnesite
1. Oxides and Hydroxides
b. Flourite
2. Sulphides
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Quartz
Sylvite
Covellite
Goethite
Molybdenite
Halite
Magnetite
Barite

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Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates


Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates, Tungstates
Halides
Silicates
Native Elements
Carbonates, Nitrates, Borates
9. Organics Minerals

7. Which of the following minerals belongs to Class II- Sulphides


a. Arsenic
b. Sylvite
c. Sulphur
d. Chalcopyrite
8. Match the luster description with their correct definition:
a. Transparent or translucent, highly refractive
b. Appears polished and mirror-like
c. Similar, but less reflective than metallic
d. Looks like glass
e. Fine parallel fires
f. Earthy looking
1. Sub-metallic
2. Adamantine
3. Silky
4. Dull
5. Metallic
6. Vitrous
9. Arrange these four common items in order of hardness (1 softest, 4
hardest)
__a drinking glass
__ a penny
__ a steel knife
__ your fingernail

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10.

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b.
c.
d.

Mineral factors that affect flotation are:


Density of minerals
Mineral texture and porosity
Liberation and hydrophobicity of minerals
None of the above