Fertile Soil Orders in the United States


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Which of these is not an organic material?

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1. Which of these orders is very heavy with water?

2. Which of these orders are very dark?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fertile soil orders include the soils that allow for vegetation to grow and can greatly vary from region to region. Quiz questions ask you to identify features and climates of fertile soil orders found in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments ask questions about following topics:

  • Identify organic and nonorganic materials
  • Recognize soil order heavy with water
  • Identify dark soil type
  • Recognize the soil order referred to as intermediate
  • Which order is found in the subtropics

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following comprehension skills quiz and worksheet combo:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geography lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of soil orders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about fertile soil orders

Additional Learning

Learn more about the aspects of fertile soil orders in the accompanying lesson Fertile Soil orders in the United States. This lesson covers the following material:

  • Definition of terms organic material, weathering and leaching
  • Descriptions of the orders of soils, such as afisols and andisols, histosols and inceptisols, mollisols and oxisols, and vertisols
  • Key features of each soil order
  • Climates of each soil order