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Plants need a lot of water to grow, but about 80% of that water evaporates.
a) True b) False c) d)
Agriculture represents 19% of the water use.
a) False b) True c) d)
There are three major uses for water: residential, agricultural, and industrial
a) True b) False c) d)
A dam is a structure that is built across a river to control a river’s flow
a) True b) False c) d)
A reservoir is a structure that is built across a river to control a river’s flow
a) True b) False c) d)
A pathogen is a
a) disease causing agent b) disease causing insect c) A helpful microbe d) None of these choices are correct
The permeability of a material refers to
a) the percentage of the total volume of a rock that has spaces (pores) b) the volume of air space in a material c) the ease at which a stream erodes material d) the ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through
What does potable mean?
a) sanitary water b) unsanitary water c) saltwater d) lakewater
The porosity of a material refers to
a) the percentage of the total volume of a rock that has spaces (pores) b) the volume of air space in a material c) the ease at which a stream erodes material d) the ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through
What does unpotable mean?
a) sanitary water b) unsanitary water c) saltwater d) lakewater
Most of the freshwater on Earth is not available to humans and is
a) located in aquifer b) frozen in polar ice caps c) located in rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands d) found in Earth's atmosphere
Which of the following processes is NOT part of the water cycle.
a) evaporation b) condensation c) biomagnification d) precipitation
What is the relationship between cities and water resources?
a) Cities are always located near rivers b) Cities are always located near lakes c) Cities are never located near salt water d) Cities are usually located near water sources
Where do we find most water that is available for human use?
a) Underground (groundwater) b) The ocean c) Polar ice caps d) Rivers and streams
Why are oceans important to the water cycle?
a) Oceans contain saltwater b) The four major oceans are all joined c) Most of Earth's water is contained in the oceans d) Oceans cover more of Earth's surface area
On average Americans use about 300L/Person every day.
a) True b) False c) d)
Economic conditions can influence how much water is used in an area.
a) True b) False c) d)
When a well dries up there is never anything that can be done about the well- it’s useless.
a) True b) False c) d)
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