Soil Worksheet-4

Soil Worksheet-4


Multiple-Choice Question:

  1. The type of mass movement characterized by the slow downhill movement of soil is called:

(A) earth flow      (B) creep              (C) slip                 (D) mudflow


  1. Which sequences of processes are in the correct order?

(A) erosion, transportation, weathering

(B) weathering, erosion, transportation

(C) erosion, weathering, transportation

(D) All of these processes occur at the same time


  1. Which soil conservation practice makes extensive use of farm machinery, herbicides and pesticides, and minimum tilling?

(A) conservation tillage                  (B) crop rotation

(C) windbreaks                                 (D) terracing


  1. ‘A’ horizon is most likely deepest in this ecosystem.

(A) grassland       (B) forest             (C) tundra            (D) desert


  1. Which part of the soil profile contains relatively few organisms and organic material, but also has an accumulation of leached nutrients?

(A) B horizon                                    (B) D horizon

(C) A horizon                                    (D) C horizon


  1. The most friable (easily broken into small fragments) soil is:

(A) clay                (B) loam               (C) sand               (D) none of these


  1. The best type of soil for agriculture is:

(A) silt                  (B) loam               (C) sand               (D) clay


  1. Which of the following characteristics is not a property of humus in soil?

(A) It raises pH                                 (B) It provides nutrients                 

(C) It helps to aerate soil                (D) It retains moisture


  1. Which of the following is a mixture of decomposed organic matter and is usually dark in colour?

 (A) Humus (B) Clay                (C) Sand               (D) Loam


  1. Which of the following describes hygroscopic water?

(A) Water which represents the majority availability for plant uptake

(B) Water which is held as a tight film around individual soil particles and is unavailable to plants

(C) Water which ponds up on the soil surface

(D) Water which is available to drain through the soil by gravity


Answer Key:

  1. (B)
  2. (B)
  3. (A)
  4. (A)
  5. (A)
  6. (C)
  7. (B)
  8. (A)
  9. (A)
  10. (B)