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5 Matching questions

  1. deposition
  2. acid rain
  3. oxidation
  4. soil
  5. loam
  1. a Rich, fertile soil that is made up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt.
  2. b a chemical change in which a substance combines with oxygen, as when iron oxidizes, forming rust
  3. c process in which sediment is laid down in new locations
  4. d rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants.
  5. e the loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.
  2. Soil organism that breaks down the remains of organisms and digests them.
  3. characteristic of a material that is full of tiny, connected air spaces that water can seep through
  4. Mixture of humus, clay, and other minerals that forms the crumbly, topmost layer of soil.
  5. The solid layer of rock beneath the soil

5 True/False questions

  1. sedimentthe loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow

          

  2. erosionThe removal of rock particles by wind, water, ice, or gravity

          

  3. ice wedgingThe breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.

          

  4. humusRich, fertile soil that is made up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt.

          

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

          

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