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The Water Planet.[print questions]

Which of the following statements about water is true?
a) Water is necessary for life to survive.
b) Water exists in liquid form only.
c) Water in ice is a gas.
d) Water covers 1/4 of Earth's surface.

Only three percent of the total water on Earth is
a) liquid water
b) ocean water
c) salt water
d) fresh water

A puddle drying up on a sunny day is an example of
a) transpiration
b) evaporation
c) condensation
d) precipitation

Precipitation occurs when
a) solid or liquid water falls from clouds
b) solid or liquid water forms clouds
c) water vapor forms clouds
d) water vapor falls from clouds

A decrease in temperature may cause water to change from a
a) solid to a liquid
b) liquid to a solid
c) solid to a gas,
d) liquid to a gas

About how much of the total water on Earth is salt water?
a) 3%
b) 24%
c) 76%
d) 97%

A place in which groundwater is forced upward by pressure is called
a) an artesian well
b) a volcanic well
c) an aquifer
d) a spring

Granite does not allow water to flow through it. Granite is an example of
a) an aquifer
b) a spring
c) impermeable rock
d) permeable rock

Divides separate
a) wells
b) aquifers
c) permeable rock
d) drainage basins

In a pond, an increase in nutrients may cause large amounts of algae to grow. This increase is part of the process of
a) eutrophication
b) evaporation
c) condensation
d) turnover

An increase in temperature can cause liquid water to change to
a) ice cubes
b) water vapor
c) rain
d) sleet

Which water cycle process forms clouds?
a) evaporation
b) condensation
c) precipitation
d) transpiration

Most of the energy that drives the water cycle comes from
a) the Sun
b) Earth's cores
c) Earth's oceans
d) the equator

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