EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 21: Energy and Mineral Resources

Concept #7 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 7 "Mineral resources: Nonmetallic mineral resources."

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1. For which two reasons are nonmetallic minerals extracted or processed? Choose the two that apply.  

2.

Match the following nonmetallic mineral resource with its use:  

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. used for fertilizers in farm fields
B. abrasives, like in sandpaper, or those required to make a piece of machinery
C. plaster for construction
D. many uses, including in making steel and cement
 

3. Which of the following is NOT a building material? [Hint]

4. Which of the following is a good fertilizer, and why?  

5. Which of the following is an essential component of plaster and wallboard for construction? [Hint]

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