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Which process removes the most available water from the local water supply?
a) runoff
b) transpiration
c) condensation
d) evaporation

Which type of precipitation most often soaks the ground and refills groundwater?
a) a violent hail storm
b) a sudden, fast-moving thunderstorm
c) a gentle, long-lasting rain
d) a heavy morning fog

Why would construction of a dam on a river be a concern to local communities?
a) Dams harm ecosystems surrounding the river.
b) Only a small amount of electricity can be generated by a dam.
c) Distribution of water above and below the dam will change.
d) Building a dam kills many organisms native to the river.

The land area that supplies water to a river system is called a
a) Divide
b) Tributary
c) Wetland
d) Watershed

Why don\'t plants normally grow on the bottoms of deep lakes?
a) The water is too salty
b) There is not enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur
c) Photosynthesis does not occur in the water
d) The water is too cold

For a science project you must build a model of an aquifer. What material would be the best to use for the layer that will hold water?
a) an impermeable material, such as clay
b) an impermeable material, such as granite
c) a permeable material, such as gravel
d) a material that does not have pores

Which of the following is a process that occurs in the water cycle?
a) evaporation
b) precipitation
c) condensation
d) all of the above

What is the energy source that drives the continuous process shown in the diagram?
a) the sun
b) the ocean
c) gravity
d) the tides

Which property determines whether an object floats or sinks?
a) weight
b) density
c) temperature
d) speed

One process used to obtain fresh water from salt water is
a) desalination
b) coagulation
c) recharge
d) filtration

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