ICSE Class 10th Geography 3 – Soil Resources MCQs

The soil that has good humus contains more ____.

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The soil that has good humus contains more moisture.

Top soil houses micro-organisms.

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Top soil houses micro-organisms.

The ____ sequence of soil horizons found at a given location is collectively called the soil profile.

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The vertical sequence of soil horizons found at a given location is collectively called the soil profile.

Which one of the following is not a constituent of soil?

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Mineral acid is not a constituent of soil.

The main feature of arid soil is ____.

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Due to the dry climate and high temperature, evaporation is faster so the soil lacks humus and moisture.

Each horizon of soil profile differs in physical and chemical characteristics.

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Each horizon of soil profile differs in physical and chemical characteristics.

Soil formed by intense leaching is called ____.

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Laterite soil is intensely leached due to heavy rainfall and alternate dry and wet climate conditions.

In which of the following states is terrace farming practiced?

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Due to the presence of the Shiwalik mountain range in Uttaranchal, terrace farming is practiced to prevent soil erosion.

Humus is produced in soil due to ____.

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Humus is produced in the soil due to the decay of animal and plant matter. Humus contains organic matter.

Soil has been formed as a result of _____ of rocks.

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Soil has been formed as a result of weathering of rocks.

The method of growing long strips of grass between crops refers to ____.

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Strip cropping breaks up the force of winds thus preventing soil erosion.

The most important factor in determining soil characteristics is ____.

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The characteristics of soil properties are determined by the type of rock that the parent material came from.

Black soil is also known as ____.

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Black soil is black in colour and is also known as regur soil.

Which of the following soils is comparatively less common in India compared to the other three?

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Desert soil covers the arid region of India.

In which of the following states is black soil found?

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The climatic condition along with the solidified lava parent rock material of Gujarat has favored the formation of black soil.

Bedrock is rich in organic matter.

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Bedrock does not contain organic matter, it is the solid layer of rocks and is hard.

Rows of planted trees to create shelter are called____.

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Rows of planted trees to create shelter are called shelter belts, which have contributed significantly to the stabilization of sand dunes in the deserts of western India.

Time determines the:

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Time determines the thickness of a soil profile.

Layers in soil are called ____.

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Layers in soil are called horizons. These horizons are visible when a pit is dug three to six feet deep.

Shelter belts can be created in ____.

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Shelter belts can be created in desert regions. They contribute considerably to the stabilization of sand dunes.

Weathering is the ____.

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Weathering is the mechanical breakup of rocks in the process of soil formation. Soil is formed by weathering.

Which of the following is not a method of soil conservation?

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Leeching leads to soil degradation.

Which river systems have deposits of alluvial soils in the Northern Plains of India?

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The Indus, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra have deposits of alluvial soils in the Northern Plains of India. These perennial mainstream of Himalayan rivers flow with a dense network over the Northern Plains.

The denudation of soil cover and subsequent to washing down is described as ____.

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When soil gets washed away by the agents of degradation, it is called soil erosion.

It takes hundreds of years to make a one-centimetre thick layer of:

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It takes hundreds of years to make a one-centimetre thick layer of soil.

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