1. An organic matter formed by the decomposition of rotten leaves and dead plants and animals is known as:

A. Fertilizers     B. Pesticides     C. Humus


  1. Sandy soil is____ in colour.

A. Yellow           B. White             C. Black or brown

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  1. Sandy soil is mostly found in/on:

A. Deserts and beaches

B. Hills and green fields

C. Any of these


  1. Roots of the plants and grasses are present in the:

A. Bedrock        B. Subsoil          C. Topsoil


  1. Which of the following layer of the soil is loosely packed?

A. Topsoil          B. Subsoil          C. Bedrock


  1. Most of the fertilizers are made up of:

A. Oxygen

B. Carbon dioxide

C. Nitrogen


  1. Which of the following can hold both water and air in adequate amounts?

A. Sandy soil     B. Loamy soil    C. Clayey soil


Answer Keys:

(1)–C; (2)–C; (3)–A; (4)–C; (5)–A; (6)–C; (7)–B