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Barron's Practice T1
Terms in this set (20)
The majority of the rocks in the Earth's crust is
An example of an igneous rock is
The smallest particle of soil is known as
Acid rain affects soil by
decreasing the soil porosity, decreasing the pH, decreasing the soil aeration, and lowering the nutrient capacity
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 1930s resulted in the passage of what legislation?
Soil and Water Conversation Act
Poor nutrient holding capacity, good water infiltration capacity, and good aeration properties are examples of what type of particle found in soil?
An alakine, dark soil, rich in humus, found in a semiarid climate would be most characteristics of
Which period if geological time describes the following: "Development of flowering plants. Large diversity in dinosaurs but ending with their sudden extinction approx. 65 million years ago. Formation of the Andes mountains. African and South American plates begin to separate. Climate is cooling. Shallow seas are prominent."?
The process of weathering produces what type of rock?
none of the above
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 is 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 the closest to the sun in the Northern Hemisphere during what season?
An earthquake of Richter magnitude 5 is how many times larger on the Ritcher scale than an earthquake of Ritcher magnitude 3?
One hundred times
What has the most stable and least stable foundation material to build upon in areas that are frequented by earthquakes?
most stable: bedrock
least stable: sand
The San Andreas fault in California occurs at...
Earth's surface is part of the...
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