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Jimmy Fisher

What percentage of the Earth is covered by water?
1. 100% 2. 97%

3. 71%
4. 3%

The release of water vapor from plants is called…
1. perspiration. 2. transpiration.

3. evaporation.
4. precipitation.

Once it rains water can…
1. evaporate immediately.
2. run-off into streams or

rivers. 3. seep into the ground. 4. all of the above.

In order for evaporation to take place water molecules must…
1. absorb energy.

2. release energy.
3. transpire energy. 4. create energy.

How much of Earth’s water is ready for human use?
1. 100% 2. 97%

3. 1%
4. 34%

When water molecules join together in clouds, they become heavy and _____ occurs.
1. rain 2. snow

3. precipitation
4. all of the above

How much of Earth’s water is salt water?
1. 3% 2. 23% 3. 97% 4. 100%

A well that does not reach the water table is called a…
1. dummy well. 2. fools well. 3. empty well. 4. dry well.

Sand and gravel are examples of _____ material because water can easily pass through them.
1. compacted 2. permeable 3. impermeable 4. saturated

In order to drill a well successfully, you must drill…
1. below the water table.

2. above the water table.
3. through impermeable material.

4. as deep as you want.

Since the water cycle constantly recycles the Earth’s water, the amount of water on the Earth is…
1. increasing. 2. decreasing.

3. staying about the

same. 4. doubling.

What is one way to conserve water?
1. take long showers.

2. wash your car every day.
3. use water saving toilets.

4. leave the water running while

you brush your teeth.

Most of Earth’s fresh water is found in…
1. oceans. 2. water vapor.

3. lakes and rivers.
4. polar ice caps.

About how much of Earth’s water is fresh water?
1. 3% 2. 0.34% 3. 12% 4. 97%

A portion of Earth’s water is trapped beneath Earth’s surface. This water is called…
1. run-off. 2. groundwater. 3. water vapor. 4. condensed water.

A river of ice that moves slowly over land is called a/an…
1. ice float.

2. iceberg.
3. glacier.

4. frozen river.

Rivers and streams carry large amounts of fresh water to…
1. the water park.
2. my neighborhood

pool. 3. the oceans. 4. to the polar ice caps.

Rain, sleet, snow and hail are all examples of…
1. rain. 2. perspiration.

3. precipitation.
4. evaporation.

How much of Earth’s fresh water is groundwater?
1. 11% 2. 12% 3. 76% 4. 23%

If you do not dry your car after you wash it you are taking advantage of…
1. condensation. 2. evaporation.

3. transpiration.
4. evacuation.

The oceans contain…
1. almost all of Earth’s salt water.

2. all of Earth’s freshwater.
3. half of the Earth’s ground water

4. some of the water used to bottle water.

What will cause the water table to rise or recharge in an aquifer?
1. drought 2. rain

3. over use of a well
4. all of the above

If you see water droplets on a glass of ice water, you are seeing…
1. precipitation. 2. condensation.

3. transpiration.
4. none of the above.

When water vapor loses the heat energy from the sun _____ will occur.
1. evaporation

2. transpiration
3. condensation 4. all of the above

What is the one key element that runs the water cycle?
1. the gravity from the moon

2. fossil fuels
3. the spinning of the Earth’s core

4. the heat energy provided by the sun

Heat energy from the sun causes water to…
1. evaporate. 2. condensate.

3. circulate.
4. agitate.

The top of the saturated zone is called the…
1. round table.
2. pool table. 3. ping-pong table. 4. water table.

Precipitation can be in which of the following forms?
1. solid 2. liquid

3. gas
4. both 1 and 2

Which of the following is a source of drinking water?
1. salt water lakes
2. oceans 3. contaminated

water 4. none of the above

Water that is removed from the air is _____ water.
1. salt 2. frozen

3. fresh
4. treated

List the amounts of freshwater from largest to smallest (ice, vapor, rivers and lakes, ground water).
1. salt water, freshwater, ice, vapor 2. ice, groundwater, vapor, salt water

3. groundwater, vapor, ice, rivers and lakes
4. ice, groundwater, rivers and lakes, vapor

Water that is pulled out of the air is always…
1. frozen. 2. saltwater.

3. freshwater.
4. a mixture of salt and freshwater.

Most modern cities obtain their drinking water from…
1. icebergs. 2. oceans.

3. reservoirs.
4. groundwater.

Rivers and streams carry freshwater towards the…
1. oceans. 2. icecaps.

3. cities.
4. islands.

An accurate description of ground water is…
1. water trapped below sand and gravel but is

above clay or granite. 2. water that is locked in the polar ice caps and glaciers. 3. water trapped below an impermeable layer and above a permeable layer. 4. water in the gaseous state called vapor.

The total amount of water on Earth is…
1. increasing.
2. decreasing. 3. staying constant (the same). 4. none of the above.