Reading Quiz P. 223-234

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In this quiz, answer questions regarding geography in the United States of America, with specific reference to agriculture, erosion, soil fertility, topsoil, global food production, salt buildup and conversation tillage. What can you tell us?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Today, soil on agricultural land in the United States is
    • A. 

      Forming 16 times faster than it is eroding

    • B. 

      Forming 6 times faster than it is eroding

    • C. 

      Is eroding 6 times faster than it is forming

    • D. 

      Is eroding 16 times faster than it is forming

    • E. 

      Is eroding 0.6 times faster than it is forming

  • 2. 
    Which of the following practices both reduces erosion and increases soil fertility?
    • A. 

      Crop rotation

    • B. 

      Terracing

    • C. 

      Contour farming

    • D. 

      Row cropping

    • E. 

      Line cropping

  • 3. 
    Currently, topsoil is eroding faster than it forms on about _____ of the world's croplands.
    • A. 

      1/10

    • B. 

      1/4

    • C. 

      1/3

    • D. 

      1/2

    • E. 

      2/3

  • 4. 
    Since 1950, the main increase in global food production has come from increased yields per unit of area of cropland is due to a proces called
    • A. 

      Soil revolution

    • B. 

      Green revolution

    • C. 

      Agriculture revolution

    • D. 

      Environmental revolution

    • E. 

      Conservation revolution

  • 5. 
    Salt buildup may
    • A. 

      Increase crop growth

    • B. 

      Increase yields

    • C. 

      Eventually kill weeds

    • D. 

      Eventually make the land unproductive

    • E. 

      Strengthen the land

  • 6. 
    Conservation tillage
    • A. 

      Increases labor costs

    • B. 

      Decreases erosion

    • C. 

      Accelerates water loss from the soil

    • D. 

      Is a cure-all for soil protection

    • E. 

      Decreases crop yields in dry regions

  • 7. 
    Which term includes the others?
    • A. 

      Sheet erosion

    • B. 

      Rill erosion

    • C. 

      Soil erosion

    • D. 

      Gully erosion

    • E. 

      Splash erosion

  • 8. 
    Which of the following practices leads to desertification?
    • A. 

      Irrigation

    • B. 

      Overgrazing

    • C. 

      Soil compaction

    • D. 

      Deforestation

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 9. 
    _____________ involves raising fish and shellfish for food instead of going out and hunting and gathering them.
    • A. 

      Fish farming

    • B. 

      Fish ranching

    • C. 

      Aquaculture

    • D. 

      Lagooning

    • E. 

      Fisheries

  • 10. 
    The process least likely to conserve soil nutrients is
    • A. 

      Crop rotation

    • B. 

      Fertilizing with compost

    • C. 

      Fertilizing with green manure

    • D. 

      Fertilizing with animal manure

    • E. 

      Irrigation

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