A Trivia Quiz For Soil Enthusiasts!

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Soil Science Quizzes & Trivia

A Soil test can be defined as determining the fertility or pH value of soil, its composition and by tracing the elements present in a soil. For good crop production and improved quality, soil testing helps us to decide the usage of fertilizers or other elements. This quiz has been made to test the basic knowledge of students about soil testing and its elements. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of soil is best for growing plants?
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Bedrock

    • C. 

      Loam

    • D. 

      Topsoil

  • 2. 
    What can farmers do to change the soil?
    • A. 

      Grow plants

    • B. 

      Add fertilizer

    • C. 

      Dig holes

    • D. 

      Remove plants

  • 3. 
    The soil is made up of four main ingredients. Choose the correct list of ingredients
    • A. 

      Air, water, tiny pieces of rock, and manure

    • B. 

      Tiny pieces of rock, humus, air and sand

    • C. 

      Humus, or dead plant material, clay, water, and salts

    • D. 

      Tiny pieces of rock, air, water, and humus or dead plant material

  • 4. 
    Choose three organisms that live in the soil
    • A. 

      Worms

    • B. 

      Moles

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Cats

  • 5. 
    This type of soil dries out quickly after a rainstorm.
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Loam

    • C. 

      Sand

    • D. 

      None

  • 6. 
    This type of soil can become as hard as stone when it dries out
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

       Loam

    • C. 

      Sand

    • D. 

      None

  • 7. 
    This soil ingredient is made up of decayed plants and animals
    • A. 

      Air

    • B. 

      Humus

    • C. 

      Minerals

    • D. 

      Water

  • 8. 
    What is soil erosion?
    • A. 

      The way soil is formed

    • B. 

      A process that moves soil by wind and water away from where it is needed

    • C. 

      Another name for the greenhouse effect

    • D. 

      Another name for soil pollution

  • 9. 
    What are the three main layers in a soil profile?
    • A. 

      Minerals, humus, and air

    • B. 

      Topsoil, subsoil, and parent material

    • C. 

      Loam, sand, and clay

    • D. 

      None

  • 10. 
    The soil is formed by the breaking up of rocks into tiny pieces, which is called weathering. What are three things that can cause this weathering?
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Heating and cooling of the rock

    • D. 

      Lightning