1. Identify the correct order of layers of the soil.




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  1. Humus, silt, clay are parts of the:

A. Small rocks  B. Soil                 C. Any of these


  1. Anjali placed a small amount of soil in a container and covered it with the steel plate. She heated the sample slowly for 10-15 minutes. Then, she removed the plate from the container. She observed some water droplets on the backside of the plate. Thus, the given experiment shows the presence of ____ in the soil.

A. Humus          B. Moisture       C. Any of these


  1. The particles of the sandy soil is ____ that of gravel.

A. Bigger than

B. Of same size as

C. Smaller than


  1. ____ is used to make pots and toys.

A. Loamy soil

B. Alluvial soil

C. Clayey soil


  1. Which of these soils hold enough amount of water and air that is required for the proper growth of plants?

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


Answer Keys:

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