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Water Cycle

Quiz by Caity Eason

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11 questions
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  • Q1
    The diagram shows a beaker of water before and after it was set outside on a warm summer day. Which water cycle process does the diagram show?
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    evaporation
    precipitation
    run-off
    condensation
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  • Q2
    The image shows water droplets formed on the windows in a kitchen. What step of the water cycle explains the formation of water droplets?
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    evaporation
    run-off
    precipitation
    condensation
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  • Q3
    Which step of the water cycle is described correctly?
    Condensation occurs when vapor turns into a liquid.
    Evaporation occurs when vapor turns into a liquid.
    Runoff occurs when water falls from the sky.
    Precipitation occurs when water flows across the land.
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  • Q4
    The diagram shows the cycling of water on Earth. Two stages in the water cycle are labeled as A and B. Which processes do A and B represent?
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    A: condensation; B: evaporation
    A: condensation; B: precipitation
    A: evaporation; B: precipitation
    A: evaporation; B: condensation
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  • Q5
    Mark notices that the tire swing in his backyard had water collected in it. From where did the water most likely come?
    runoff
    evaporation
    precipitation
    condensation
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  • Q6
    This photograph shows a beach on a partly sunny day. Which of the following is an interaction between the sun and the ocean that results in clouds forming near the beach
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    Light from the sun reflects off the surface of the ocean.
    Energy from the sun causes water to evaporate from the ocean.
    Energy from the sun causes precipitation over the ocean.
    Light from the sun decreases the amount of water vapor in the air over the ocean.
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  • Q7
    A student models the water cycle by following the steps listed above. Which step would most likely come next?
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    Put the cup in a sunny location.
    Turn the cup upside down.
    Place the cup in a bowl of water.
    Sprinkle water on the plastic.
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  • Q8
    The diagram above shows four layers of Earth’s atmosphere. Which of the following is the layer where the weather takes place?
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    B
    C
    D
    A
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  • Q9
    During which part of the water cycle does it snow?
    Precipitation
    Evaporation
    Condensation
    Runoff
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  • Q10
    What role does runoff play in the water cycle?
    It carries water from precipitation into oceans.
    It is the process in which liquid turns to water vapor.
    It takes water out of the water cycle.
    It is not part of the water cycle.
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  • Q11
    Which source of energy evaporates the most water from Earth’s surface?
    volcanoes
    wind
    lightning
    the sun
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