Mineral Sands Quiz

This quiz is based on mineral sands facts at Mineral Sands Downunder.

It can be completed online by starting at the first mineral sands fact sheet (there's a prize at the end!), or you can print out and copy the list of questions below.

  1. Mineral sands are heavy.
    1. True
    2. False
  2. Most mineral sand deposits in Australia are found
    1. on the coast
    2. near Uluru
    3. in granite
    4. in sandstone
  3. Titanium dioxide is used as a pigment in paint because it
    1. is very opaque
    2. is very heavy
    3. comes in lots of different colours
    4. sticks to surfaces well
  4. Which metal is used in both spacecraft and artificial limbs?
    1. iron
    2. zirconium
    3. titanium
    4. thorium
  5. What is the chemical symbol for titanium?
    1. Ti
    2. Pb
    3. Cu
    4. TiO2
  6. Rutile and ilmenite are both good sources of
    1. gold
    2. magnetism
    3. titanium dioxide
    4. iron
  7. Zircon melts at a temperature of
    1. 1535 degrees C
    2. 1660 degrees C
    3. over 2500 degrees C
    4. 100 degrees C
  8. The Greek word monazit means
    1. "one huge big pimple"
    2. "to be alone"
    3. "purple"
    4. "magnetic"
  9. The element thorium
    1. is a red/brown colour.
    2. radioactive.
    3. is not magnetic
  10. Which of the following contains rare earth elements
    1. ilmenite
    2. thorium
    3. monazite
    4. rutile
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