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Soil (Grade 6)

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Darker color soil tends to be more fertile than lighter color soil.
  1. True
  2. False
Soil structure is the same as soil texture.
  1. True
  2. False
Andisols, Entisols, Alfisols, and Histosols are four types of soil horizons.
  1. True
  2. False
Climate can influence the type of soil that forms.
  1. True
  2. False
Which geologic process is most responsible for soil formation?
  1. erosion
  2. weathering
  3. cementation
  4. sedimentation
Which of the following soil properties describes how quickly water will enter soil?
  1. color
  2. fertility
  3. temperature
  4. infiltration
Which of the following soil properties can be described as grainy, blocky, or prism shaped?
  1. structure
  2. texture
  3. color
  4. fertility
The measure of the ability of a soil to support plant growth is
  1. temperature.
  2. color.
  3. fertility.
  4. consistency.
Which soil property describes how acidic or basic the soil is?
  1. pH
  2. color
  3. texture
  4. structure
Sarah writes a list of materials that make up soil. She cannot remember the last material to finish her list.

1. air
2. rock pieces
3. minerals
4. organic matter
5. ?

Which term best completes the list?
  1. pH
  2. water
  3. shells
  4. bedrock
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