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Hydrosphere quiz

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  • Q1
    The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the Earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land is called
    zone of saturation
    the rock cycle
    the water cycle
    groundwater
    30s
  • Q2
    All of the following are causes of runoff except
    sandy soil that absorbs water easily
    steep slope
    lack of vegetation
    lots of rain all at once
    30s
  • Q3
    A watershed is
    an area of land that drains all the streams and rainfall to a common place
    a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea
    when animals shake water off their fur
    the shed grandpa owns
    30s
  • Q4
    Which of the following correctly describes the distribution of Earth's freshwater?
    80% glaciers and icecaps, 10% groundwater, 5% rivers and lakes, 5% all other freshwater
    69% groundwater, 30% rivers and lakes, 1% all other
    69% glaciers and icecaps, 30% groundwater, 1% all other water
    50% glaciers and icecaps, 30% groundwater, 10% rivers and lakes, 10% biosphere
    30s
  • Q5
    The distribution of Earth's water can be described as
    97% saltwater, 3% freshwater
    75% saltwater and 25% freshwater
    50% saltwater and 50% freshwater
    66% saltwater and 34% freshwater
    30s
  • Q6
    A measure of how much of a soil or sediment is open space between grains or within cracks (also called pore space) is called
    plasticity
    porosity
    permeability
    purity
    30s
  • Q7
    A measure of the ease with which a fluid can move through soil, rock, or another substance is
    purity
    porosity
    plasticity
    permeability
    30s
  • Q8
    Water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock is called
    infiltration
    percolation
    groundwater
    a well
    30s
  • Q9
    What is an aquifer
    permeable rock or sediment where water is stored
    a furry coat of water
    an impermeable material separating to areas where water is stored
    an impermeable material that traps water
    30s
  • Q10
    The type of load that a river can carry that is suspended in the water column and often makes the water look brown or green is called
    rocky load
    dissolved load
    suspended load
    bed load
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following is NOT an indicator of water quality?
    pH
    dissolved oxygen
    type of sediment at the bottom of the stream
    temperature
    30s

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