Weathering And Soil Formation: Question Preview (ID: 16378)

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When rocks break down because of chemical reactions, it is called ______.
a) chemical weathering b) acid precipitation c) abrasion d) climate
The same kind of weather in a place over a long time is its ______.
a) climate b) weather c) precipitation d) temperature
When plants and animals decay ______ forms in the soil.
a) humus b) rust c) bedrock d) muck
A way to keep soil fertile by protecting it from erosion is called _______.
a) soil conservation b) soil fertility c) soil structure d) soil texture
Wehn rocks are ground and worn away by rocks and sand, it is called _____.
a) abrasion b) filing c) sand blasting d) weathering
Rain, sleet, or snow with a high concentration of acids is called ______.
a) Acid precipitation b) chemical weathering c) acidic climate d) soil conservation
The arrangement of soil particles is known as _______.
a) soil structure b) soil fertility c) soil texture d) soil conservation
A rock formation that soil comes from is called ______.
a) parent rock b) parent soil c) bedrock d) silt
Where does the weathering of a rock take place?
a) outer surface b) inside c) on the sides d) from the bottom up
What does oxidation cause?
a) rust b) corrosion c) erosion d) weathering
What is the practice of leaving old stalks to provide cover from rain called?
a) no-till farming b) contour plowing c) terracing d) covering
What do we call soil quality based on the proportion of different sized soil particles?
a) soil texture b) soil fertility c) soil quality d) soil structure
What do we call soil that is blown or washed away from its parent rock?
a) transported soil b) soil c) parent rock d) bedrock
What is the breakdown of rock into smaller pices by physical means called?
a) mechanical weathering b) chemical weathering c) oxidation d) acid precipitation
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