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5 Matching Questions

  1. soil horizon
  2. fertility
  3. loam
  4. subsoil
  5. bedrock
  1. a The layer of soil that differs in color and texture from the layers above or below it.
  2. b The solid layer of rock beneath the soil
  3. c The layer of soil beneath the topsoil that contains mostly clay and other minerals.
  4. d A measure of how well soil supports plant growth.
  5. e Rich, fertile soil that is made up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Dark-colored organic material in soil.
  2. the loose layer of dead plant leaves and stems on the surface of the soil
  3. The removal of rock particles by wind, water, ice, or gravity
  4. wedges of ice in rocks widen and deepen cracks
  5. the loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow

5 True/False Questions

  1. depositionprocess in which sediment is laid down in new locations

          

  2. acid rainthe grinding away of rock by other rock particles carried in water, ice, or wind

          

  3. sedimentThe solid layer of rock beneath the soil

          

  4. permeableA measure of how well soil supports plant growth.

          

  5. abrasionthe grinding away of rock by other rock particles carried in water, ice, or wind

          

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