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Soil, Energy and Human Impact Review

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  • Q1
    The top layer of a soil profile is composed mainly of
    lots of different minerals
    decaying organic material
  • Q2
    Decayed organic material that gives soil its dark brown color is
  • Q3
    If you were to observe a handful of soil, what would you most likely see?
    minerals and lots of fossils
    weathered rock and decomposed organic remains
    lots of plants and igneous rocks
    big rocks and small pieces of plastic
  • Q4
    The humus, or the organic matter in soil, is made from
    rocks and minerals
    decaying plants and animals
    acid rain
  • Q5
    The bottom layer of a soil profile is the
  • Q6
    After a plant or animal die what happens to it?
    It turns into rock
    It breaks down or decays and becomes part of the soil
    It becomes air
    It becomes oil within one week
  • Q7
    What is the part of the soil that has the best nutrients and therefore is the best to grow crops?
    soil with no decaying matter
    soil with lots of decaying matter
    soil with lots of rocks
  • Q8
    You dug a hole in the ground. What is the correct order of the soil profile from the ground down into the hole?
    subsoil, bedrock, topsoil, humus
    humus, subsoil, bedrock, topsoil
    humus, topsoil, subsoil, bedrock
    bedrock, subsoil, humus, topsoil
  • Q9
    A renewable resource is one that
    can be replaced in a timely manner
    you can not recycle
    you can recycle
    can never be replaced
  • Q10
    A non-renewable resource is one that
    can not be recycled
    can not be replaced in as quickly as it is used
    grows quickly
    can be recycled
  • Q11
    An example of a non-renewable resource is
    wooden table
  • Q12
    Why is wind power not used in big cities?
    The energy source is inconsistent
    Can not use the energy.
    Gas is too expensive
    Waste product is very unsafe
  • Q13
    What is a downside to using hydroelectric power?
    loss of the river and damage to the ecosystem
    killing fish
    no new frogs or fish in the water
    lots of flooding downstream
  • Q14
    We use fossil fuels as a major source of energy. Why should we find alternative energy sources?
    Fossil fuels will be around forever.
    Wind energy is too cold to use.
    Fossil fuels will run out at some point.
    Solar energy is too hot to use.
  • Q15
    The Sun provides the energy through light for plants to grow. These plants, long ago, became the fossil fuels that we use today. Does this make the Sun responsible for making the cars we drive today go?
    Yes - our cars use gasoline which is a fossil fuel.
    Yes - it is the radiation from the sun that powers our cars.
    No - it is the gravitational pull of the Sun that moves cars.
    No - the energy that powers the cars is the heat from the sun.

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