Ch 5 Unit 2 Honors Quiz

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Ch 5 Unit 2 Honors Quiz

This quiz will cover soil, soil horizons and profiles of soil.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How is soil made?  Please use examples of weathering...
  • 2. 
    Take a look at the following NCSOILS weblink.   Choose 1 soil and give a brief description with BULLETS. http://www.ehow.com/list_6912779_north-carolina-soil-types.html
  • 3. 
    Take a look and listen at this short video.  Please explain the basic idea or concept of this video. http://vimeo.com/18295314
  • 4. 
    What layer would a gardener want for vegetables in their garden?
  • 5. 
    What is crop rotation?
  • 6. 
    The layers of soil are known as                                                                         because they are horizontal layers.
  • 7. 
    What is parent rock?
  • 8. 
    What is leaching?
  • 9. 
    The  TOPSOIL is darker because of :
    • A. 

      Decaying plant matter

    • B. 

      Decaying animal matter

    • C. 

      Nutrients such as nitrogen, and biological activity

  • 10. 
    The topsoil is the lighter layer below the darker layer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The layers of soild are grouped together into _______________.
    • A. 

      Horizons

    • B. 

      Skylines

    • C. 

      Zeniths

  • 12. 
    Choose the correct answer(s) that BEST describe how humus can be increased in the soil.
    • A. 

      Planting cover crops when corn or wheat is harvested from the fields.

    • B. 

      Adding cow, horse, or chicken manure and turning it under in the spring

    • C. 

      Composting food scraps, egg shells, leaves and coffee grounds and adding to the soil before you plow.

  • 13. 
    Farmers can prevent soil erosion by strip cropping on hills.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    This soil component is made from dead animal and plant matter.  it helps to enrich the soil.
    • A. 

      Pedalfer

    • B. 

      Humus

    • C. 

      Bedrock

  • 15. 
    Human activities, such as farming, logging, and construction, have Slowed down the amount of erosion that occurs today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The fate of soil erosion depends on ________________ .
    • A. 

      Climate

    • B. 

      Slope steepness

    • C. 

      The type of vegetation

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT a major component of soil?
    • A. 

      Earthworms

    • B. 

      Mineral matter

    • C. 

      Humus

  • 18. 
    A soil's texture is determined by ___________ ______________.
    • A. 

      Mineral composition

    • B. 

      Type of humus

    • C. 

      Particle size

  • 19. 
    In which of the following areas will soil formation be GREATEST?
    • A. 

      A steep slope in a warm, wet climate

    • B. 

      A flat area in a cold, wet climate

    • C. 

      A flat area in a warm, wet climate

  • 20. 
    The main source of organic matter in soil is _________________ .
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Plants

    • C. 

      Bacteria

  • 21. 
    Compared to the past, rates of soil erosion are ___________.
    • A. 

      About the same

    • B. 

      Faster

    • C. 

      Slower

  • 22. 
    Examine this chart and answer the following question.     What is the LARGEST component of Organic Matter in the breakdown of soil?
    • A. 

      Humus

    • B. 

      Roots

    • C. 

      Organisms