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What is the name for the type of plowing farmers use when they plow their fields along the curves of a slope instead of in straight rows which helps slow water runoff?
a) conservation plowing
b) crop rotation
c) contour plowing
d) bedrock

What is the process that breaks down rock and other substances?
a) weathering
b) erosion
c) deposition
d) compaction

Which horizon do you find topsoil in?
a) bedrock
b) C horizon
c) B horizon
d) A horizon

What do you call the wearing away of rock by rock particles carried by water, ice, wind or gravity?
a) frost wedging
b) abrasion
c) chemical weathering
d) release of pressure

What process causes rust?
a) carbon dioxide
b) water
c) oxidation
d) frost wedging

Which of these is smallest, silt, gravel, clay, sand?
a) silt
b) gravel
c) sand
d) clay

In which environment does weathering occur fastest?
a) hot and wet
b) cold and dry
c) hot and dry
d) cold and wet

What is the solid layer of rock beneath the soil called?
a) core
b) bedrock
c) C horizon
d) B horizon

What do we call when water freezes in a crack in a rock, expands, and makes the crack bigger?
a) animal action
b) plant growth
c) release of pressure
d) freezing and thawing, frost wedging

What consumes dead plants an animals?
a) decomposers
b) humus
c) loam
d) carnivore

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