Science 5 Chapter 5 Test Question Preview (ID: 35763)


The Water Cycle And Weather.

Dew forms during which part of the water cycle?
a) condensation
b) evaporation
c) precipitation
d) runoff

What does a barometer do?
a) It measures elevation.
b) It measures humidity.
c) It measures wind speed.
d) It measures air pressure.

In which part of the water cycle does water get heated by the sun and turn into a gas?
a) condensation
b) evaporation
c) precipitation
d) runoff

Sometimes, water vapor on a surface may freeze without first becoming liquid water. What forms when this change occurs?
a) dew
b) frost
c) hail
d) snow

The hydrosphere covers about what percentage of Earth's surface?
a) 25 percent
b) 50 percent
c) 75 percent
d) 100 percent

What carries warm water toward the poles?
a) tides
b) rivers
c) waves
d) currents

Which term describes the movement of materials away from a place?
a) wind
b) erosion
c) deposition
d) gravity

A forecaster studying the climate of an area would find which of the following most helpful?
a) average yearly precipitation
b) today's barometric pressure
c) temperature changes in one month
d) how often natural disasters occur

Which type of cloud is puffy and occurs at a medium height in the atmosphere?
a) cirrus
b) altocumulus
c) stratus
d) cumulonimbus

Which type of cloud is made of ice crystals high in the atmosphere and looks feathery?
a) cirrus
b) altocumulus
c) stratus
d) cumulonimbus

What type of cloud is low, gray, and blanketlike?
a) cirrus
b) altocumulus
c) stratus
d) cumulonimbus

What happens to the snow particles of a snowman on a hot day?
a) They melt into water and then are evaporated into water vapor.
b) They disappear because of the heat.
c) They condense into water droplets.
d) They freeze and become ice.

How could water vapor end up in the ocean?
a) It could condense into a cloud and precipitate.
b) It could melt into the water.
c) It can evaporate into a cloud.
d) It could condense onto a fish.

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