Water Resources

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Water resources quiz. A quiz on chapter 13.

  
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  • 1. 
    1. Where is most of the Earth's freshwater located?
    • A. 

      In icecaps and glaciers

    • B. 

      In oceans

    • C. 

      In storage tanks


  • 2. 
    2. How is Earth's water supply being continuously renewed?
    • A. 

      Through photosynthesis

    • B. 

      Through the water cycle

    • C. 

      Through oceans


  • 3. 
    3. Precipitation may ________ into groundwater.
    • A. 

      Leak

    • B. 

      Fall

    • C. 

      Infiltrate


  • 4. 
    4. Is it possible for groundwater to leave an aquifer?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only under certain circumstances


  • 5. 
    5. Why can the depth of a water table be high in some places and low in others?
    • A. 

      There is too much leaking occurring in certain spots

    • B. 

      The depth changes due to precipitation, drought, or overuse of wells

    • C. 

      Sedimentation occurs


  • 6. 
    6. Why is it possible for the rate of movement to vary?
    • A. 

      It can be because of the amount of precipitation, porosity of the rock, and slope of the aquifer

    • B. 

      There is too much precipitation at one time

    • C. 

      There is unknown variables that lead to the outcome


  • 7. 
    7. Can groundwater be accessed by drilling wells?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      Only if the amount of precipitation is low


  • 8. 
    8. Who is 44% of all freshwater used by?
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Recreational activities

    • C. 

      Industry


  • 9. 
    9. What kind of water is needed for agricultural use?
    • A. 

      Freshwater

    • B. 

      Salt water

    • C. 

      Groundwater


  • 10. 
    10. What is irrigation?
    • A. 

      Plowing the fields

    • B. 

      The process of bringing water to an area for use in growing crops

    • C. 

      Bringing groundwater to crops when they are dying


  • 11. 
    11. What is one problem with overdraft?
    • A. 

      Intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers

    • B. 

      Sinking of bedrock

    • C. 

      Both of the answers listed above


  • 12. 
    12. What is desalination?
    • A. 

      The process by which salts are removed from the water

    • B. 

      When water is heated to boiling so water evaporated but salt remains; water vapor is cooled and fresh water collected

    • C. 

      Removing water vapor from local areas


  • 13. 
    13. What is freezing?
    • A. 

      Being very cold

    • B. 

      Putting a liquid in an area that is frozen and taking it out once it has become a solid

    • C. 

      When salt water is frozen and separates, forming an ice and brine slush; ice can be melted to obtain fresh water


  • 14. 
    14. What does unpotable mean?
    • A. 

      Sanitary water

    • B. 

      Unfit to drink

    • C. 

      Being ready to deliver boxes


  • 15. 
    15. What does screening do?
    • A. 

      Traps and removes large debris from water

    • B. 

      Traps out moths and insects from entering water

    • C. 

      Removes larvae from water


  • 16. 
    16. Is chlorine a chemical that can be used in sterilization?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Rarely

    • C. 

      Yes


  • 17. 
    17. How are water resources renewed?
    • A. 

      Through the water cycle

    • B. 

      They cannot be

    • C. 

      Through recycling


  • 18. 
    18. What is one type of use for water resources?
    • A. 

      Industrial

    • B. 

      Mental

    • C. 

      Recycling


  • 19. 
    19. What happens when run-off gets caught in low places?
    • A. 

      It becomes standing water

    • B. 

      It falls flat

    • C. 

      It gets stuck


  • 20. 
    Freshwater is more plentiful than groundwater.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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