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Which horizon is also known as TOPSOIL?
a) Horizon O b) Horizon A c) Horizon B d) Horizon C
What is humus?
a) light colored subsoil b) weathered rock c) decayed organic matter usually dark in color d)
What is one way a farmer can add nutrients to the soil?
a) by planting vegetative cover on a hill b) by planting trees around a field c) by creating terraces in a hill d) by conserving how often he/she plows up remaining vegetation
Which of the following lists some of the properties of soil?
a) texture, deposition, compaction b) deposition, compaction, cementation c) texture, color, chemistry d) color, pore size, humus
What is one important component of soil?
a) dirt b) weathered rock c) inorganic matter d) water
Which of these is an impact made by HUMANS?
a) marble being dug from a quarry b) marble forming from sedimentary rock c) oceans drying and exposing limestone d) limestone forming from the shells of ocean animals
What type of rock is formed inside the earth because of tremendous heat and pressure?
a) igneous b) sedimentary c) metamorphic d) pumice
In what type of rock do crystals form while it is cooling?
a) igneous b) sedimentary c) metamorphic d) fossils
In what type of rock might you see layers?
a) igneous b) metamorphic c) sedimentary d) marble
How did the Incas in Peru create farm land out of the Andes Mountains?
a) by praying to the gods b) by planting vegetative cover c) by using conservation tillage d) by building terraces into the mountains
Which type of plate boundary will result in a mid-atlantic ridge? (Hint: the sea floor is spreading apart)
a) divergent b) convergent c) transform d) humus
The San Andreas fault that causes earthquakes in California is what type of plate boundary?
a) divergent b) convergent c) transform d) humus
What will most likely happen if two pieces of continental crust meet and collide?
a) an ocean trench will form b) a mountain will form c) a volcano will form d) an earthquake will form
What do we call the energy released in an earthquake wave?
a) a light wave b) a sound wave c) a seismic wave d) an electromagnetic wave
Which layer of the earth is responsible for plate tectonic movement?
a) the mantle b) the outer core c) the inner core d) lithosphere
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