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Grade 5 Soil
What kind of soil is most likely found in the desert?
  1. dark, damp soil
  2. dry, sandy soil
  3. sticky, red soil
  4. think, muddy soil
Grade 5 Soil
Which type of soil is made up of very tiny grains of rock?
  1. clay
  2. humus
  3. sand
  4. loam
Grade 5 Soil

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Soil contains
  1. only clay and no humus.
  2. silt and sand, but never clay.
  3. humus and clay, but never sand.
  4. rock, silt, sand, clay and humus.
Grade 5 Soil
From top to bottom, how is soil layered?
  1. subsoil, topsoil, bedrock
  2. topsoil, bedrock, subsoil
  3. bedrock, subsoil, topsoil
  4. topsoil, subsoil, bedrock
Grade 5 Soil
The main ingredient in soil is                        .
  1. bacteria
  2. weathered rock
  3. decayed animal material
  4. decayed plant material
Grade 5 Soil
What is soil that is a mixture of clay, sand, and humus called?
  1. Loam
  2. Moss
  3. Dirt
Grade 5 Soil
Which kind of soil has the most humus?
  1. red clay soil
  2. sandy pond soil
  3. dark forest soil
  4. bedrock
Grade 5 Soil
A mixture of bits of rock and once-living parts of plants and animals is                .
  1. soil
  2. rocks
  3. plants
  4. decomposer
Grade 5 Soil
Which layer of soil contains the most humus?
  1. subsoil
  2. clay
  3. topsoil
  4. bedrock
Grade 5 Soil
               is the part of the soil that is made of decayed organic materials.
  1. Rock
  2. Humus
  3. Erosion
  4. Covering
Grade 5 Soil
Soils that are made up of mostly clay are used to make what types of objects?
  1. pottery and bricks
  2. glass
  3. humus and stone
  4. clothing
Grade 5 Soil
Dead plants and animals break down. They become part of the soil called                .
  1. clay
  2. sand
  3. humus
  4. sediment
Grade 5 Soil
Which of these soils has the smallest grains of rock?
  1. silt from a river
  2. sand at the beach
  3. sand in a playground
  4. pebbles along a river bank
Grade 5 Soil
Which is the soil layer mostly made from small rocks?
  1. Bedrock
  2. Soil
  3. Topsoil
  4. Subsoil
Grade 5 Soil
Where would you find most plant roots and animals?
  1. topsoil
  2. subsoil
  3. bedrock
Grade 5 Soil
Which part of the soil has bits of dead plants and animals?
  1. roots
  2. humus
  3. clay
  4. bedrock
Grade 5 Soil
Most plant roots grow in the C horizon.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Soil
The A horizon is made up of minerals and humus which contain nutrients that feed plants.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Soil
Bedrock can be found in the A horizon.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Soil
The B horizon is called the topsoil.
  1. True
  2. False
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