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Ap Baron quiz section 1
Terms in this set (20)
The majority of rocks in Earth's crust are?
Which of the following is an example of igneous rock?
The smallest particle of soil is know as?
Which of the following environmental factors does NOT lower the PH of soil?
all choices can possibly lower the PH of soil
Which of the types of soil listed below contains the highest amount of nutrients?
An example of a volcano with broad, gentle slopes and built by the eruption of runny , fluid-type basalt lava would be?
Which of the following is a convergent boundary where two continental plates are presently colliding?
The Dust Bowl of the 1930's resulted in the passage of what legislation?
Soil and Water Conservation Act
Poor nutrient -holding capacity, good water infiltration capacity, and good aeration properties are examples of what type of particle found in soil?
Which factor is the most important in determining the characteristics of soil?
Which period in geological time describes the following: "Development of flowering plants. Large diversity in dinosaurs but ending with their sudden extinction approximately 65 million years ago. Formation of the Andes Mountains. African and South American plates begin to separate. Climate is cooling. Shallow seas are prominent."?
Weathering contributes to the formation of which type of rock?
A rock that would most likely contain a fossil would be ?
The most comment element found in Earth's crust is
The horizon of soil, also known as the topsoil layer, that contains humus materials, and roots, and that is rich in living organisms is known as the?
Earth is closest to the sun in the Northern Hemisphere during?
An earthquake of Richter magnitude 5 is how many times larger on the Richter scale than an earthquake of Richter magnitude 3?
One hundred times
based on table
Which of the following choices above represents the most stable and the least stable foundation material to build upon in areas that are frequent by earthquakes?
A (bedrock and sand)
The San Andreas Fault in California occurs at ?
a transform boundary
Earth surface is part of the?
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