Quizzes typically will be a list of 10 questions handed out at the beginning of class section with a 30 minute maximum time limit.  Quizzes will mostly utilize multiple choice, short answer, or match the answer formats.  Questions on the quiz are equally weighted unless the quiz specifically indicates otherwise.  You may bring in one page of notes that you prepared and use it on the test.  Books, computer access, and of course queries to your neighbors or other individuals are not permitted.  Any kind of destructive testing of mineral specimens such as scratching or streaking or cleaving are not permitted (the department has a pretty fair investment in mineral specimens).