Soil Science MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

11. Which topsoil is best suited for growing plants

  1. Sandy soil
  2. Loamy Soil
  3. Clayey Soil
  4. None of these

12. Soil formation is a

  1. slow process
  2. fast process
  3. rapid process
  4. none of these

13. Soil that is filled with water is termed ?

  1. soluble
  2. saturated
  3. hydrated

14. What is another name for the mixed media test?

  1. the pickle jar test
  2. the olive jar test
  3. the mason jar test

15. Which type of manual test is performed on a sample that is the size of a small plate?

  1. the plasticity test
  2. the dry strength test
  3. the thumb penetration test

16. Which type of soil is the least stable?

  1. Type A
  2. Type B
  3. Type C

17. Which type of soil has an unconfined compressive strength of .5 to 1.5 tons per square foot?

  1. Type A
  2. Type B
  3. Type C

18. You should never take samples of soil to test from a trench wall.

  1. 1

19. Type B soils may be cohesive or non-cohesive.

  1. 1

20. When using a pocket penetrometer or shear vane to measure soil strength, how many samples should you test?

  1. 2
  2. 6
  3. 12
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