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In which layer of soil would you find the most humus?
a) A horizon b) B horizon c) C horizon d) bedrock
___ is the wearing away of rock by rock particles.
a) weathering b) erosion c) abrasion d) depostion
The B horizon contains
a) topsoil b) partly weathered rock c) humus only d) clay, minerals, and a little humus
Soil begins to form when the solid layer of rock called _____ begins to weather.
a) A horizon b) bedrock c) C horizon d) humus
The practice of plowing fields along the curve of a slope is called
a) conservation plowing b) contour plowing c) soil conservation d) crop rotation
A marble statue that is left outside for many years begins to weather. The most likely cause is
a) oxygen in the air b) carbonic acid in rainwater c) lichens d) abrasion
Over plowing and a long drought had what effect on the Great Plains during the 1930s?
a) it had no effect b) it reduced the soil's fertility c) it helped to cause the Dust Bowl d) it prevented sod from developing
Scientists can tell by the short, rounded shape of the Applicachian Mountains that
a) the principle of uniformitarianism does not apply b) the mountains have recently formed c) the moutnians are made of very soft rock d) the mountains have been eroding for millions of years
---- is the movement of rock particles by wind, water, ice, or gravity
a) weathering b) erosion c) abrasion d) depostion
Which type of soil is the most permeable?
a) sandy soil b) clay c) fertile d) all soils are equally permeable
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