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Water Cycle

Quiz by Benjamin McCombs

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25 questions
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  • Q1
    What is an aquifer
    impermeable rock that hold water
    sand and clay that hold water
    underground porous rock that holds water
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  • Q2
    What does impervious mean?
    water can pass through when impermeable
    water can pass through
    water cannot pass through
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  • Q3
    Is steam water vapor?
    no- it is water droplets that you can see
    yes- it is water droplets that you cannot see
    yes- it is water droplets that you can see
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  • Q4
    Where does water movement end in a watershed?
    highest point
    lowest point
    middle point
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  • Q5
    Which surface is impervious?
    gravel
    asphalt
    sand
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  • Q6
    What does it mean if water can percolate?
    It means that it can pass through a substance
    It means that is not an aquifer
    It means that it cannot pass through a substance
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  • Q7
    Why is evaporation a cooling process?
    it gives heat to the surface from which it evaporated
    it creates heat on the surface from which it evaporated
    it takes heat away from the surface from which it evaporated
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  • Q8
    How does evaporation clean water?
    only dirty water evaporates
    only clean water evaporates
    dirt evaporates-leaves water
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  • Q9
    Where does water that infiltrates the ground go?
    into runoff
    an aquifer
    the clouds
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  • Q10
    what powers the water cycle
    gravity
    wind currents
    the sun
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  • Q11
    does water gain or lose energy when it condenses?
    lose
    gain
    regenerates
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  • Q12
    What is needed to form clouds?
    wind
    a speck of dust
    heat
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  • Q13
    What does it mean when the ground is saturated?
    it is empty
    it can hold more water
    it holds all the water that it can hold
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  • Q14
    Why does vegetation help resit runoff?
    It slows water down before it can infiltrate
    It speeds up water before it can infiltrate
    It closes the ground before it can infiltrate
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  • Q15
    How does water change states in the water cycle?
    rain is solid, ice and snow are liquid, vapor is a gas
    rain is gas, ice and snow are solid, vapor is a liquid
    rain is liquid, ice and snow are solid, vapor is a gas
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  • Q16
    Three ways to speed up evaporation:
    wind, heat, and high pressure
    rain, heat, and low pressure
    wind, heat, and low pressure
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  • Q17
    Four forms of precipitation:
    rain, snow, sleet, hail
    dust, snow, sleet, hail
    rain, snow, ice
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  • Q18
    It there is too much rain in a short time it causes...
    the ground to be saturated.
    drought
    permeability
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  • Q19
    What is surface runoff?
    water running over the surface of the ground
    water running underground
    water evaporating off the ground
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  • Q20
    What form does condensation usually take?
    rain, snow
    sleet, hail
    clouds or fog
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