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The Earth Review Questions
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The majority of the rocks in Earth's crusts are
Which of the following is an example of an igneous rock?
The smallest particle of soil is known as
Which of the following environmental factors does NOT lower the pH of soil?
All of these choices can possibly lower the pH of 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
Which of the following is at a convergent boundary where two continental plates are presently colliding?
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s 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?
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
The San Andreas Fault in California occurs at
a transform boundary
Earth's surface is part of the
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