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Soil & Erosion Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Reforestation and afforestation are similar in helping to conserve soil because they both _____

Question 2 2. An example of _____ takes place when large icicles form in the cracks inside of the turnpike tunnels in the winter, which will cause damage to the structure of the tunnels if they are not removed.

Question 3 3. The five main factors of soil formation are

Question 4 4. What are the two ways soil is removed from the land?

Question 5 5. Which is NOT a major component of soil?

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Question 6 6. Which is an example of a negative effect water erosion can have on the Earth?

Question 7 7. Which aeolian landform changes very often and is made of sand?

Question 8 8. When horticulturists attach a stem of one plant onto the stem of another plant, it's called _____.

Question 9 9. There are several different types of soil. Which type is common for gardeners to choose when planting flowers or vegetables?

Question 10 10. A soil has 40 percent clay and 5 percent silt. What type of soil is it?

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Question 11 11. Carbonation involves the mixing of _____ with _____, and is important in the formation of caves.

Question 12 12. What is one reason hydroponic farming may be safer for people and the environment than traditional farming?

Question 13 13. What are the two main ingredients in soil?

Question 14 14. Why are healthy dune systems important?

Question 15 15. _____ can cause soil to immediately change shape compared to other natural reasons for erosion.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements best describes mechanical weathering?

Question 17 17. Humus is the

Question 18 18. Farmer Brown is concerned about maintaining the health of her farm soil. After researching various options, she decides to _____.

Question 19 19. Which of these lets water and nutrients drain most easily?

Question 20 20. What is an example of something humans do that can contribute to water erosion?

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Question 21 21. Which type of wind erosion carries particles into the atmosphere?

Question 22 22. Tulips are an example of a plant that comes up year after year without having to be replanted. What is this type of plant called?

Question 23 23. Different soil types have unique characteristics. Clay can often be what colors?

Question 24 24. Which of the following soil compositions is a clay?

Question 25 25. Which type of chemical weathering occurs when rainwater seeps into the ground and reacts with feldspar, changing it to clay?

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Question 26 26. What do plants need to grow?

Question 27 27. Erosion is ____.

Question 28 28. _____ in the sand dunes keep sand from washing away or blowing away.

Question 29 29. _____ are often responsible for moving rocks and dirt from one location to another across open land, causing the natural process of erosion.

Question 30 30. The mechanical weathering of rocks that leaves behind an accumulation of angular, coarse-grained fragments is known as:

Soil & Erosion Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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