Soil Questions & Answer for Class 7 Science

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Question 1
Answer the following in one word each:
(a) A dark brown or black mass of partially decomposed organic matter of dead plants and animals-
(b) The horizontal layers of soil one below the other in a vertical cross-section-
(c) Name the soil with the highest percolation rate-
(d) A type of soil formed due to deposition in riverbeds-

Question 2
Name the horizon of soil each of these features refers to:
(a) It has mostly large rocks.
(b) It is made up of sand, clay and pebbles.
(c) It is the topmost layer of soil.
(d) Hardly any roots reach this horizon of soil.
(e) It is rich in minerals.
(f) It is a home to soil organisms.
(g) Below it, is the hard rocky surface of the earth.
(h) It has a good amount of humus.

Question 3
Why is the seashore sandy?

Question 4
Why are tar roads sloped on either side?

Question 5
What qualities must a soil have for a plant to grow well?

Question 6
How do soil organisms obtain air?

Question 7
What do you understand by percolation rate of soil?

Question 8
Give two differences between sandy soil and loamy soil?

Question 9
Mention two ways by which a farmer's field could get eroded?

Question 10
Clayey soil gets waterlogged even when the rain does not have. Why?

Question 11
Excessive use of fertilizers is not beneficial for soil. Why?

Question 12
Why do farmers grow cover crops?

Question 13
What are shelterbelts?

Question 14
Why does water drain quickly from sandy soil?

Question 15
What is compost? Why is it beneficial to soil?

Question 16
How is sandy soil different from clayey soil?

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