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Mr. Pickinpaugh is........
a) The most amazing teacher ever
b)
c)
d)

In what layer of the Earth's atmosphere would you expect to find the ozone layer
a) Troposphere
b) Mesosphere
c) Exosphere
d) Stratosphere

B horizon is known as
a) Topsoil
b) Bedrock
c) Subsoil
d) Clay

What has to happen first in order for soil to form
a) Decomposition
b) Deposition
c) Weathering
d) Erosion

Soil horizon A is known as
a) Sub-soil
b) Topsoil
c) Litter
d) Bedrock

In which soil horizon would you expect to find the most humus
a) A horizon
b) B horizon
c) C horizon
d) O horizon

The Earth is the only terrestrial planet that has soil
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

In which horizon would you find the most rock fragments
a) A horizon
b) B horizon
c) C horizon
d) O horizon

Soil is a valuable resource because it is important to all living things
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

Soil made up of equal parts of clay, sand, and silt is
a) Litter
b) Oxidation
c) Loam
d) Soil pH

A cold and dry climate would cause soil to form
a) Slowly
b) Unevenly
c) Rapidly
d) At the same rate

Rocks would weather fast in a warm wet climate
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

The ability soil has to support plant growth
a) Chemistry
b) Fertility
c) Texture
d) Pore Space

Mixture of weathered sediment, organic material, water, and air
a) Humus
b) Cookie recipe
c) Soil
d) Dirt

Vertical section showing the soil horizons
a) Soil Horizon
b) Soil Profile
c) Soil Sample
d) Soil Fertility

Layers of soil with distinct physical properties in a soil profile
a) Soil Profile
b) Soil Layers
c) Soil Horizon
d) Soil Sections

Process in which sediments move from one place to another by water, wind, ice, or gravity
a) Erosion
b) Weathering
c) Deposition
d) YO MAMA

Rocks are broken down into smaller pieces
a) Erosion
b) Weathering
c) Physical actions
d) Sediments

Decomposed organic matter
a) Sediments
b) Fertility
c) Humus
d) Loam

Process by which sediments settle or drop out of wind or water
a) Erosion
b) Deposition
c) Weathering
d) Sediments

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