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Most of the freshwater on Earth is locked away in ______.

  1. groundwater

  2. ice

  3. oceans

  4. water vapor

Correct Option: B

The land area that supplies water to a river system is called a/an

  1. aquifer.

  2. artesian well.

  3. groundwater.

  4. watershed.

Correct Option: D

The stage of the water cycle when water droplets transition from liquid to gas is called

  1. collection.

  2. condensation.

  3. evaporation.

  4. precipitation.

Correct Option: C

What is under Yellowstone National Park that causes the many hot springs and geysers?

  1. underground rivers and streams

  2. a series of artesian springs

  3. a full aquifer

  4. hot, molten rock

Correct Option: D

All of the following human activities threaten the Everglades EXCEPT

  1. development.

  2. agriculture.

  3. preservation.

  4. the introduction of new species.

Correct Option: C

A ridge of land that separates two watersheds.

  1. divide

  2. watershed

  3. river

  4. groundwater

Correct Option: A

Two examples of surfaces that are NOT easily penetrated.

  1. pumice and clay

  2. granite and pumice

  3. clay and granite

  4. soil and clay

Correct Option: C

Another name for the saturated zone.

  1. aquifer

  2. unsaturated zone

  3. reservoir

  4. well

Correct Option: A

Fresh water found in soil and rock layers below Earth's surface.

  1. groundwater

  2. surface water

  3. oceans

  4. alpine lakes

Correct Option: A

A widely spread source of pollution that CANNOT be tied to a specific point of origin.

  1. non-point source pollution

  2. point source pollution

  3. impermeable pollution

  4. permeable pollution

Correct Option: A

A lake made by humans for water storage.

  1. water shortage

  2. artesian well

  3. aquifer

  4. reservoir

Correct Option: D

The top of the saturated zone is called the

  1. impermeable layer.

  2. water table.

  3. bedrock.

  4. zone of precipitation.

Correct Option: B

The energy for the water cycle originally comes from where?

  1. the inner core

  2. the moon

  3. the sun

  4. the mantle

Correct Option: C

A pipe spilling chemicals from a factory into a river is an example of what type of pollution?

  1. non-point source

  2. point source

  3. gross

  4. bad

Correct Option: B

Water moves easily through __________ layers.

  1. impermeable

  2. permeable

  3. bedrock

  4. latte

Correct Option: B

When the demand for water is greater than the supply, the surrounding area experiences

  1. an irrigation.

  2. precipitation.

  3. a pollutant.

  4. a water shortage.

Correct Option: D

People can obtain groundwater by drilling a well

  1. above the water table.

  2. into an aquifer.

  3. into the unsaturated zone.

  4. into the impermeable layer.

Correct Option: B

Wetlands act as natural

  1. filters.

  2. habitats.

  3. tributaries.

  4. artesian wells.

Correct Option: A

The term that describes when plants release water into the atmosphere.

  1. percolation

  2. precipitation

  3. transpiration

  4. hibernation

Correct Option: C

Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are all examples of

  1. collection.

  2. condensation.

  3. evaporation.

  4. precipitation.

Correct Option: D

The four steps in the water cycle are

  1. evaporation, precipitation, collection, and groundwater.

  2. evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.

  3. runoff, precipitation, wetlands, and condensation.

  4. saltwater, fresh water, condensation, and evaporation.

Correct Option: B

The part of the water cycle when clouds form is called

  1. collection.

  2. condensation.

  3. evaporation.

  4. precipitation.

Correct Option: B

The total amount of water on Earth is

  1. constantly increasing.

  2. constantly decreasing.

  3. fairly constant.

  4. dependent on the weather.

Correct Option: C

Wetlands help control flooding by

  1. quickly releasing water.

  2. collecting water behind dams.

  3. providing natural water filtration.

  4. absorbing runoff from heavy rains.

Correct Option: D

What percent of Earth's water is fresh water?

  1. 70%

  2. 30%

  3. 3%

  4. 1%

Correct Option: C
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