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The majority of the rocks in the Earth's crust are
igneous (if it said "surface," it would be sedimentary)
Which of the following is an example of an igneous rock?
Granite (basalt & quartz too)
The smallest particle of soil is known as
Environmental factors that lower the pH of the soil?
acid rain, use of fertilizers, weathering of minerals, mine spoils
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
Mountains that are at a convergent boundary where two continental plates are presently colliding?
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s resulted int he 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."?
Cretaceous (Earliest to latest: Neogene, Paleogene, Cretaceous, Jurassic, ...Permian...)
Weathering contributes to the formation of which type of rock?
A rock that would most likely contain a fossil would be
The most common element found in Earth's crust is
The horizon of soil, also known as the topsoil layer, that contains humus, minerals, 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 (5-3 = 2 and 10^2 = 100)
Most stable and the least stable foundation material to build upon in areas that are frequented by earthquakes
Most Stable- Bedrock, Least Stable-Sand
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