From Bedrock To Soil Question Preview (ID: 16281)


Test Your Knowledge On The Earth's Soil.[print questions]

A loose mixture of small mineral fragments, organic material, water, and air that can support the growth of vegetation
a) transported soil
b) bedrock
c) soil
d) parent rock

The layer of rock beneath the soil
a) transported soil
b) bedrock
c) soil
d) parent rock

Soil that is blown or washed away from its parent rock
a) transported soil
b) bedrock
c) soil
d) parent rock

The source of mineral fragments in the soil
a) transported soil
b) bedrock
c) soil
d) parent rock

Soil quality based on the relative size of soil particles is called
a) residual soil
b) soil structure
c) soil texture
d) soil particles.

What is the arrangement of soil particles called?
a) soil structure
b) soil texture
c) soil particles
d) infiltration

What is the organic material formed in soil from the decayed remains of plants and animals called?
a) bedrock
b) parent rock
c) residual soil
d) humus

The removal from soil of substances that can be dissolved in water is called
a) leaching
b) infiltration
c) horizons
d) transporting

Soil that has a pH of 9 would be considered
a) acidic
b) basic
c) neutral
d) abrasive

Which climate has the most productive soil for raising crops?
a) tropical rain forest
b) desert
c) temperate forest and grassland
d) arctic

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