Quiz on Soil and Rocks

the soil quizlet

Test your knowledge of stones, soil and igneous rocks, science, conservation, formation, types, erosion, pollution, science with this quiz.

Ques. Which one of the following practices is adopted for restoring the fertility of the soil?
(a) Weeding
(b) Leveling
(c) Fallowing
(d) Harrowing

Ans. (c)

Ques. Sandstone is a ___
(a) Intrusive Igneous rock
(b) Metamorphic rock
(c) Extrusive Igneous rock
(d) Sedimentary rock

Ans. (a)

Ques. The water potential of soil solution in common soil is
(a) –1 to –3 bars
(b) 1 to 3 bars
(c) –0.1 to –0.3 bars
(d) 0.1 to 0.3 bars

Ans. (c)

Ques. What is the process of wearing away of the Earth’s surface called?
(a) Erosion
(b) Deposition
(c) Sedimentation
(d) No option is correct

Ans. (a)

Ques. Contour plowing helps in
(a) stopping floods
(b) growing crops
(c) soil conservation
(d) checking landslides

Ans. (c)

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Ques. Marble is a _
(a) Intrusive Igneous rock
(b) Metamorphic rock
(c) Extrusive Igneous
(d) Sedimentary rock

Ans. (b)

Ques. Which one of the following does not cause soil erosion ?
(a) Deflation
(b) Deforestation
(c) Weathering
(d) Over cropping

Ans. (a)

Ques. Roots absorb water and __ from the soil
(a) Minerals
(b) Proteins
(c) Carbohydrate
(d) Fat

Ans. (a)

Ques. In dry regions, soil erosion is checked by :
(a) Shelter belts
(b) Strip cropping
(c) Plugging of gullies
(d) Contour ploughing

Ans. (a)

Ques. Which one of the following is igneous rock?
(a) Limestone
(b) Granite
(c) Marble
(d) Slate

Ans. (b)

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Ques. Watermelons grow best in
(a) Alluvial soil
(b) Sandy soil
(c) Black soil
(d) Laterite soil

Ans. (b)

Ques. In a desert region, soil erosion can be checked by
(a) Tree plantation / afforestation
(b) Crop rotation
(c) Contour ploughing
(d) Using farm manure

Ans. (a)

Ques. Limestone is
(a) Intrusive Igneous rocks
(b) Metamorphic racks
(c) Extrusive Igneous rocks
(d) Sedimentary rocks

Ans. (d)

Ques. Soil formation is controlled by:
(a) Time
(b) Organism in the soil
(c) Neither (a) & (b)
(d) both (a) & (b)

Ans. (d)

Ques. Which of the following soils is suitable for the production of cotton?
(a) Laterite soil
(b) Red soil
(c) Black soil
(d) Alluvial soil

Ans. (c)

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Ques. In a desert region, soil erosion can be checked by
(a) Tree plantation / afforestation
(b) Crop rotation
(c) Contour ploughing
(d) Using farm manure

Ans. (a)

Ques. Shale is metarroposed into which of the following rocks?
(a) Graphite
(b) Gneiss
(c) Marble
(d) Slate

Ans. (d)

Ques. Limestone is found in :
(a) Sedimentary rocks
(b) Metamorphic rocks
(c) Igneous rocks
(d) Place deposits

Ans. (a)

Ques. How do forests certainly help the soil from being washed away or eroded?
(a) By the roots of trees in forests that bind the soil
(b) By maintaining a steady supply of water
(c) By maintaining the water table
(d) None of these

Ans. (a)

Ques. The color of loamy soil is
(a) Greenish brown
(b) Bluish green
(c) Yellowish brown
(d) Blackish brown

Ans. (d)

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Ques. Which one of the following is a sedimentary rock?
(a) Granite
(b) Charnockite
(c) Basalt
(d) Arkose

Ans. (d)

Ques. The soil which originates under tall-grass prairie vegetation is called
(a) Black soil
(b) Chestnut soil
(c) Chernozem soil
(d) Terra rosa soil

Ans. (c)

Ques. Sweeping away fertile topsoil by wind or water is __
(a) siltation
(b) landslide
(c) soil erosion
(d) leaching

Answer. (c)

Ques. Mountain soil contains a lot of
(a) humus
(a) clay
(a) coasse material
(d) iron and aluminum salt

Ans. (a)

Ques. Which of the following is the unit of Soil Erosion?
(a) Kg/sq.m
(b) Kg/ml
(c) KN/m
(d) lbf/ft

Ans. (a)

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Ques. Which one is not an example of sedimentary rock?
(a) sandstone
(b) limestone
(c) shale
(d) slate

Ans. (d)

Ques. The soil with poorest water holding capacity is
(a) Clay
(b) Loam
(b) Sandy
(d) None of the above

Answer. (a)

Ques. Which of the crops is best suited for black soil?
(a) Wheat
(b) Paddy
(c) Cotton
(d) Jute

Ans. (c)

Ques. Which of the following is an important limiting factor for nitrification in the soil?
(a) Temperature
(b) Light
(c) Soil reaction (PH)
(d) Moisture

Ans. (c)

Ques. Formation of soil takes place by
(a) Weathering
(b) Pedogenesis
(c) Melting
(d) Both A and B

Answer. (d)

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Ques. The transfer of minerals from top soil to sub soil through soil water is called
(a) Transpiration
(b) Conduction
(c) Percolation
(d) Leaching

Ans. (d)

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