Strickland's Water Works Review! Question Preview (ID: 1342)


Water.

Another word for the study of water is known as:
a) meteorology
b) geology
c) hydrology
d) oceanography

About what percent of all water on earth is saltwater found in oceans?
a) 10
b) 97
c) 70
d) 5

Most of the freshwater on earth is found where?
a) icecaps and glaciers
b) water vapor
c) rivers and lakes
d) groundwater

The second largest source of freshwater on earth is:
a) glaciers
b) lakes
c) rivers
d) groundwater

Which of the following is the step of the water cycle where water vapor cools back into a liquid, forming clouds?
a) evaporation
b) infiltration
c) precipitation
d) condensation

When the sun heats up liquid water, causing it to rise into the atmosphere, this is called:
a) condensation
b) evaporation
c) transpiration
d) precipitation

If water droplets become too heavy, they fall back to the earth as rain, sleet, snow, or hail. This step of the water cycle is called:
a) transpiration
b) groundwater
c) precipitation
d) infiltration

Another word for the water cycle is the:
a) oceanographic cycle
b) none of these
c) geological cycle
d) hydrological cycle

About what percent of all water found on earth is considered freshwater?
a) 3%
b) 50%
c) 97%
d) 10%

Where does most of our drinking water come from?
a) Groundwater and lakes
b) icebergs and glaciers
c) rivers and streams
d) oceans

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