Soil Study Quiz

Quiz by Haley Ferreira

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13 questions
• Q1

Do you need to use colored water to test how much water soil retains?

Yes, because you have to use colored water to see it.

No, because it doesn't matter if the water is colored.

300s
• Q2

When testing the retention of water in soil, the amount of water you put in each sample does NOT matter.

False, because each sample needs the same amount of water.

True, because you can use however much water you want for each one.

300s
• Q3

If you are testing soil to see how much water it retains, do you need a filter or can you just put in a cup?

You need a filter.

You just need the soil in a cup.

300s
• Q4

How do you determine the texture of soil?

Use a hands lens to look at it.

You look at it closely and need to feel it.

You feel it.

300s
• Q5

How can a student tell if a soil sample is mostly sand?

They could look at the particle size because sand has the smallest particles.

They could add water because sand holds the most water.

They could add water because it passes through sand easily.

They could feel the texture because sand is slippery when wet.

300s
• Q6

Jason wants to find the best soil for planting pumpkin seeds. He has a choice of three different types of soil. He knows that the pumpkin seeds need water, but too much or too little water will not be best for the seeds. Using the chart, which soil type should he choose?

Sand would be the best soil for the pumpkin seeds because it retained less water than clay.

Loam would be the best soil because it retained less water than clay but more water than sand.

Loam would be the best soil because it retained more water and allowed the most water to be filtered through.

Sand would be the best soil for the pumpkin seeds because it allowed the most water to be filtered through.

300s
• Q7

A student wants to grow sunflowers, but isn't sure which type of soil to use. Which investigation should she do to determine the best soil for the sunflower seeds to grow?

Put sunflower seeds in a mixture of the three soils.

Put the sunflower seeds in the soil that retains the most water.

Place sunflower seeds in each type of soil and measure the plant growth.

Put the sunflower seeds in sand and measure their growth.

300s
• Q8

Which soil type has the largest particles?

sand

gravel

loam

clay

300s
• Q9

Which type of soil has the smallest particles?

gravel

sand

clay

loam

300s
• Q10

Which of these is the best way to determine what a soil is?

Look at the particle size.

See which one retains the most water.

Observe the texture of each soil.

Look at the color of the soil

300s
• Q11

What does the word erosion mean?

the amount of water that something can hold

the gradual destruction of something by wind or water

people walking on objects and breaking them down

300s
• Q12

What could be the cause of a mountain range having being round and short as opposed to tall and jagged?

The mountain range has been exposed to more erosion from wind and water.

The mountain range has been exposed to more erosion from animals walking over them.

More people have walked over the mountain which caused it to be round.

300s
• Q13

How was the Grand Canyon formed?

The Canyon was formed from earthquakes.