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Question 1: The colored Gulal and Abeer used by ________ of north India during holi festival contain fine small crystals of mica.

Question 2: Greases used for axles are composed of a compound of fatty oils to which mica, tar or ________ is added to increase the durability of the grease and give it a better surface.
GraphiteCarbonCarbon nanotubeDiamond

Question 3: ________-bonded mica or micanite or built up micanite from splittings or agglomerated micanite made from pulped mica powder are called micanites.

Question 4: Because mica is resistant to ________, it is used instead of glass in windows for stoves and kerosene heaters.
EnergyHeatTemperatureInternal energy

Question 5: Large mines existed in ________, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Rhode IslandMassachusettsNew JerseyConnecticut

Question 6: The earliest use of mica has been found in cave paintings created during the Upper ________ period (40,000 BC to 10,000 BC).
Paleolithic religionMiddle PaleolithicStone AgePaleolithic

Question 7: The highly perfect cleavage, which is the most prominent characteristic of mica, is explained by the hexagonal sheet-like arrangement of its ________.

Question 8: Large crystals of mica used for various applications are typically mined from ________ pegmatites.
FelsicBasaltIgneous rockGranite

Question 9: Mica is also ________ and is commonly used to make quarter and half wave plates.
Crystal opticsMaxwell's equationsPolarization (waves)Birefringence

Question 10: Many metallic looking pigments are composed of a substrate of mica coated with another mineral, usually ________ (TiO2).
Titanium dioxideZinc oxideTitanium tetrachloride4-Methylbenzylidene camphor


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