Can You Identify the Minecraft Block From an Image?

By: Heather Cahill
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Sponge Minecraft Dry or wet, these blocks can be useful. What are they called?
Brown wool
Sponge
Sponges are useful as they can absorb water, helping you remove it from anywhere that you'd like to get to. However, it can only absorb so much, then needing to be dried. You can do this in a furnace.
Emerald ore
Vines

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Lapis Lazuli Ore Minecraft Smelting this can make it quite useful. Do you know what it's called?
Lapis lazuli ore
Once this block has been smelted, you can turn all kinds of items blue. For example, if you're tired of the regular white bed, now it can be dyed. This is the block you'll want to mine if blue is your favorite color!
Snow
Vines
Leaves

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Magma Minecraft The block pictured here is one to fear. What's it called?
Magma
There are no specific biomes for this block, which is common to find deep inside of the overworld. While digging, it's one block to be afraid of, as it can spread like water and catch you on fire.
Melon
Stained glass
Diorite

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Gold Ore Minecraft It's an item of interest in both real life and in Minecraft. What is it?
Iron ore
Acacia wood
Diorite
Gold ore
Gold ore is a great find in Minecraft, but don't get too pickaxe happy when you see it! It has to be mined with either an iron pickaxe or a diamond pickaxe. Any less, and it disappears!

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Andesite Minecraft Which block pictured here is mainly found naturally in caverns?
Andesite
If you're going mining, be prepared to run into more than a few of these blocks. If you want some and can't find any, you'll need some cobblestone, diorite and a crafting table to make them.
Bone block
Jack-o'-lantern
Purple wool

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Wool Minecraft Finding a sheep is one way to get this block known as what?
Wool
The most common of the different colors of wool is white wool. The best way to farm the wool is by shearing the sheep, as killing it will only give you one block. The rarest color of sheep to find naturally within your world is pink unless you dye your sheep a specific color.
Brick
Ice
Sand

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Gravel Minecraft You can get flint out of this block, but do you know what it's called?
Gravel
When digging through gravel, you have to watch out for it falling and be aware that it can do so. However, one benefit of shoveling it out is that sometimes it will drop a piece of flint that you can use in your furnace.
Bookshelf
Quartz
Melon

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Bricks Minecraft Made out of something of the same name, what is the block pictured here?
Iron ore
Spruce wood
Cobblestone
Brick block
Made out of regular bricks is the Brick Block, which can be used for building. Instead of making them yourself, it's also possible to buy them from individual villagers throughout the world. Otherwise, craft them using four bricks in the bottom left.

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Mycelium Minecraft It's not your ordinary dirt! So, what is it?
Mycelium
If you're looking for this block, it's best to go where the mushrooms are. Mushrooms most commonly spawn on this type of block, which breaks quite easily, just like dirt. The darker coloring at the top of it sets it apart from regular dirt.
Granite
Portal
Cobblestone

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Dropper Minecraft A block that's basically an eject button — do you know its name?
Dropper
Droppers eject items or feed them into an adjacent container, for example, a chest or maybe a hopper. If an item is dropped, it will be as if the player had dropped them, and they will disappear after five minutes.
Diorite
Blue wool
Slime

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Prismarine Minecraft Grab your scuba gear if you're looking for some of this. This underwater block is called what?
Cyan wool
Glass
Prismarine
Prismarine populates the beautiful underwater world of Minecraft. It's the perfect block to use for building with for its beauty and strength. It's even possible to make stairs out of the block for your underwater temple!
Granite

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Glass Minecraft Perfect for that sunroof you've always wanted would be this block called what?
Glass
Glass is a beautiful addition to any home and can create windows and openings to light up your home. If you're into art or just want a pop of color in your Minecraft home, you can dye the glass to a color of your choice.
End stone
Iron ore
Redstone ore

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Slime Block Minecraft This unique block is known by which of the following?
Slime
Slime blocks can be quite helpful at times. Easily mined, they can also break your fall by absorbing some fall damage. If you want to craft a block of it, you'll need nine balls of slime in your crafting table.
Melon
Oak wood
Netherrack

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Emerald ore Minecraft This beautiful block goes by which name?
Iron ore
Oak wood
Emerald ore
Like many other forms of ore, emerald ore will drop one piece of emerald for you. One important thing to note is that you have to use the correct pickaxe of either iron or diamond in order to mine it.
Stone

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NetherRack Minecraft This block can burn eternally, but what's its name?
Ice
End stone
Dirt
Netherrack
Nether brick is only made from netherrack, which is obtained by visiting the nether. Netherrack acts similar to dirt in that it is a large part of the terrain in the area. Make sure you bring a pickaxe!

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Dirt Minecraft Probably one of the first blocks you've ever encountered, which one is this?
Iron ore
Stone
Nether brick
Dirt
Found almost anywhere in the overworld, this is one block that you'll never fall short of. Despite being so common, it can be useful in creating the terrain you desire. You can make flat ground or towering hills with this versatile block.

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Jukebox Minecraft A Minecraft home is nothing with out which block pictured here?
Diamond ore
Lava
Dirt
Jukebox
"How do you turn a Minecraft house into a home? A warm hearth, a carpeted floor and some pictures on the walls all help. But for me, the crowning glory of a well-appointed residence is a jukebox." - Duncan Geere

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Mossy Cobblestone Minecraft These pretty stones look similar to some other ones. Can you name them?
Cobblestone
Andesite
Obsidian
Mossy cobblestone
Moss stone is covered in exactly that — moss. One great place to find this type of stone is inside of dungeons, where it exists in large quantities. However, it is also possible to find it elsewhere.

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Bookshelf Minecraft This is the type of block you might have around if you love enchanting. Can you name it?
Bookshelf
Bookshelves can be quite useful for doing some enchanting. It's all about the placement, however. In fact, if you're missing some coal, you can throw a bookshelf into the furnace for some easy smelting.
Pumpkin
Diorite
Andesite

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End Stone Minecraft There's no worries when your house is built of which stone pictured here?
Obsidian
Water
Lava
End stone
End stone is a great building tool to use if you want a virtually indestructible house. It's so strong that even the powerful Ender Dragon can't harm it. If it looks familiar to you, it might be because the stone has a similar design to cobblestone.

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Coal Ore Minecraft Important in the furnace, can you name this block?
Water
Dirt
Stone
Coal ore
A naturally generated stone, it's relatively easy to find and collect, and it's also very useful. Using it as fuel in your furnace can help you create new blocks and items. When mining it, it gives you a coal drop rather than the entire block.

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Hay Bale Terracotta Minecraft If you're into farming your animals, this is one important block. What is it known as?
Oak wood
Red sandstone
Hay bale
Hay bales are most useful for farming in Minecraft, as they help your animals to start breeding to get new animals. Not only will this happen, but the young of your animals can also grow much faster if they get their daily nutrition!
Netherrack

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Obsidian Minecraft You'll need to bring that diamond pickaxe along to mine which of these blocks?
Diamond ore
Gold ore
Obsidian
Obsidian is tough and hard to come by as it is naturally made when water touches a lava spring. One useful thing you can do with obsidian is to create the nether portal, which leads you into the nether where you can continue your mining adventures.
Prismarine

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Podzal Minecraft Perfect for growing things is this block known as what?
Glowstone
Ice
Redstone
Podzol
Podzol is yet another type of dirt in Minecraft, which is also great for growing. You'll have to venture into the jungle biome to find it. It's even possible to purchase some from villagers instead.

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Soul Sand Minecraft Travel into the nether and you'll find which of these blocks?
Coal ore
Slime
Bone
Soul sand
Grab your shovel and run to the nether to start mining this block. Great for creating potions, it's the block you'll need to grow the nether wart. They're also useful in designing your own wither.

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Melon Minecraft If you're hungry, then this is the block to mine. Can you name it?
Pumpkin
Sheep
Melon
Melon is the perfect snack for you on a hard day of mining, but you'll have to mine it as well before you can reap the benefits. In fact, you can plant melon seeds if you can't get enough of their awesome taste.
Chicken

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Diamond Ore Minecraft Your heart might skip a beat when you come across which block shown here?
Gold ore
Glass
Prismarine
Diamond ore
Finding blocks of diamond ore is no easy task, but you can be sure that when you do find it, you'll be pretty happy. One thing to be careful of while looking for diamonds is lava, which can burn up your hard work if your diamonds fall into it!

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Snow Block Minecraft Can you name the block pictured here that exists in cold biomes?
Snow
Snow blocks are easy to mine and give snowballs once they break. Making the snow block requires four snowballs, which are placed in the bottom left-hand corner of the crafting menu. Did you know that you can even make a Snow Golem?
Moss stone
Ice
Blue wool

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Ice Minecraft Bring your skates! Which block is shown here?
Ice
Ice looks great and is easy to break when you've got a pickaxe on hand. Running on the ice can make you slide away. In fact, it has many uses, and you can even turn it into water by melting it.
Sand
Glass
Water

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Ender Chest Minecraft Which block shown below can't be pushed by Pistons and can't interact with Hoppers or Droppers?
Lapis lazuli ore
Diamond ore
Lava
Ender chest
An ender chest can hold specific items just like any normal chest, but it shares the inventory with other ender chests that are anywhere, including in other dimensions such as the nether.

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Leaves Minecraft Easily collected, do you know which block this is?
Leaves
Blocks of leaves grow on the trees all around the map. When destroying most leaves, saplings will typically drop out that can be replanted. But if you destroy oak leaves, there is a chance you'll get an apple instead!
Infested block
Vines
Pumpkin

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Glowstone Minecraft Mine it, and it turns to dust. What is it?
Gold ore
Glowstone
Glowstone is an interesting stone that turns to dust when mined, but you can easily pick up that dust. If you want to get it, you have to venture to the nether, the only place that it can be found within the game.
Ice
Wool

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Nether Quartz Ore Minecraft There's only one place to get this. Can you name it?
End stone
Wooden plank
Nether quartz ore
The nether is your only source of quartz within the game but can be relatively simple to find. It occurs over a large area of blocks making it more common to come across and mine. It's best mined with a pickaxe.
Pumpkin

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Bedrock Minecraft In survival mode, you won't want to waste your diamond pickaxe mining away on which block?
Black wool
Dirt
Cobblestone
Bedrock
Bedrock is the hardest block in the game. To get to it, you have to dig to the bottom of the map, where it lies as the foundation. It was among some of the first blocks to be included in the game.

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Chorus Flowers Minecraft You can plant these on End Stone, but what are they?
Chorus flowers
Chorus flowers are beautiful purple and white blocks that can be planted and grown once they've been harvested. The flower itself only grows until it reaches the age of five and stops growing afterward unless it's replanted.
Leaves
Purple wool
Lapis lazuli ore

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Clay Minecraft Don't forget your shovel when mining these blocks that go by what name?
Sponge
Redstone ore
Clay blocks
You'll usually find these blocks near or around water and sand, but make sure that you equip the shovel if you plan to mine them. It will end up giving you pieces of clay that you can use for crafting.
Nether brick

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Birch Log Minecraft Which of the following is the name of this log in the woods?
Oak wood
Acacia wood
Birch wood
Birch wood can be found in a few places throughout the game. The sizes of the trees vary at around six blocks tall, with many more leaves. It's also possible to turn them into planks to craft other items as well.
Spruce wood

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Farmland Minecraft What is this block that is perfect for growing known as?
Farmland
Farmland is easy to get, as all you need is a block of dirt and a hoe. But that's only the first step, as hydrating it and planting your crops or trees are very important as well. If you're patient, you can always wait for the rain!
Dirt
Sand
Clay

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Bone Block Minecraft You can venture out to the desert biome to mine this block known as what?
Bone block
While it's possible to find the bone block when you're out and about in the desert biome, it's also possible to craft it. You can do so by placing nine blocks of bone meal into the crafting menu to get the block.
Diorite
Red mushroom
Quartz block

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Snow
End stone
Slime
Air
OK, maybe this question was a bit too easy, but we just couldn't help blowing your mind with this little block. With just a little gunpowder and sand, you are well on your way to creating this explosively exiting block!

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