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Soil is made up of...
a) a loose mixture of small mineral fragments, organic material, water, and air that can support the gr b) Minerals, grass,and air that can support vegetation c) Minerals, dirt, and air that can support vegetation d) Minerals that can support vegetation
Where soil comes from...
a) Parent rock b) Bedrock c) Texture d) Structure
Soil may be moved long distances from its parent rock by rivers, wind, or air is called...
a) Transported b) Deposition c) Compaction d) Cementation
The layer of rock beneath the soil is called?
a) Bedrock b) Parent rock c) Structure d) Texture
One agent of mechanical weathering is...
a) Abrasion b) Acids in Groundwater c) Acid Precipitation d) Lichen
Soil forms when...
a) Rock is weathered and mixes with other materials on earth surface. b) Rock is deposited and mixes with other materials on earth surface. c) Rock is eroded and mixes with other materials on earth surface. d) Rock is depositied and compacted and mixes with other materials on earth surface.
Soil is made up of distinct horizontal layers; these layers are called...
a) horizons b) structure c) texture d) fertiltiy
The properties of soil are...
a) fertiity, texture, composition, horizon, pH b) igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock c) fertility, composition, and air d) air, water, igneous rock
Residual soil means...
a) Soil that remains above its parent rock b) Soil that is carried away from its parent rock by ice, gravity, wind, water c) the top layer of soil d) the middle layer of soil
Heavy rains that removes important nutrients from the soil is called?
a) Leaching b) Lichen c) Texture d) Crop rotation
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