WONDER #478: What Is Fool’s Gold?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is a shiny mineral made of iron and sulfur that looks very much like real gold?

  1. pyrite
  2. silver
  3. copper
  4. aluminum

Question 2 of 3

Gold is a metal, but pyrite is a what?

  1. gas
  2. quartz crystal
  3. iron sulfide
  4. vegetable

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a shape that pyrite crystals usually take?

  1. cube
  2. octahedron
  3. pyritohedron
  4. dodecahedron

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