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Earth's Water Distribution

Quiz by Alexander Shannon

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20 questions
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  • Q1
    the percent of Earth's water that is salt water
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    97%
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  • Q2
    the percent of Earth's water that is fresh water (rivers, lakes, underground, ice-caps, and glaciers)
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    3%
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  • Q3
    the percent of Earth's water that is frozen (ice-caps and glaciers)
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    2%
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  • Q4
    the percent of Earth's water that is usable liquid form
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    1%
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  • Q5
    the percent of the Earth's surface that is covered with water
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    70%
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  • Q6
    water that collects above the ground in rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, and wetlands
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    surface water
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  • Q7
    a layer of rock underground that collects and stores water
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    aquifer
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  • Q8
    water located below Earth's surface that collects in aquifers
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    groundwater
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  • Q9
    water from rain and melted snow that flows over the land and collects in bodies of water
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    runoff
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  • Q10
    is a huge sheet of ice that moves slowly on land
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    glacier
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  • Q11
    is an area of land that drains into rivers or lake-sometimes called drainage basins or river basins
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    watershed
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  • Q12
    is the use of artificial methods to supply water to plants-mostly food crops and lawns (sprinkler systems)
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    irrigation
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  • Q13
    total amount of dissolved salts in water (saltiness of water)
    salinity
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  • Q14
    borders eastern Asia, northeastern Australia, Antarctic, & western North & South America; largest & deepest ocean
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    Pacific Ocean
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  • Q15
    borders western Europe, western Africa, Antarctica, & eastern North & South America; 1/2 the size of the Pacific (2nd largest ocean)
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    Atlantic Ocean
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  • Q16
    the third largest ocean between Africa and Australia
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    Indian Ocean
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  • Q17
    located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceanic divisions.
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    Artic Ocean
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  • Q18
    extends from the coast of Antarctica to 60 degrees south latitude (4th largest ocean)
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    Southern Ocean
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  • Q19
    All the water on or surrounding the surface of the Earth (oceans, lakes, rivers, water in the atmosphere)
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    Hydrosphere
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  • Q20
    The branch of geology that studies water on the earth and in the atmosphere: its distribution and uses and conservation
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    Hydrology
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