Characteristics Of Water Quiz!

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Characteristics Of Water Quiz!

Water is one of the things that help in the existence of life on the earth’s surface. The human body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. This quiz covers the characteristics of water and the importance of these characteristics to living organisms. Give it a try and see how much you understand water.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This image specifically demonstrates one example of how ______________________ is beneficial to living organisms.    
    • A. 

      Adhesion

    • B. 

      Surface tension

    • C. 

      Specific heat

    • D. 

      Capillary action

    • E. 

      Both a and d

  • 2. 
    Adhesion leads to ________________, which is the characteristic of water in which explains the molecular absorption of water into a root or stem of a plant.
    • A. 

      Adhesion

    • B. 

      Surface tension

    • C. 

      Polarity

    • D. 

      Capillary action

    • E. 

      Specific heat

  • 3. 
    Humans have physiologically adapted to sweat if the body temperature rises past ideal levels. The ability to do so helps cool the body down. The polarity of water allows water to have a high _________________________, which allows us to maintain homeostasis and survive as we are today.
    • A. 

      Polarity

    • B. 

      Specific heat

    • C. 

      Cohesive rate

    • D. 

      Adhesive rate

    • E. 

      Surface tension level

  • 4. 
    During the water and string excitement, the factor keeping the water bonded to the string was the concept of _____________________.
    • A. 

      Cohesion

    • B. 

      Surface tension

    • C. 

      Capillary action

    • D. 

      Density

    • E. 

      Adhesion

  • 5. 
      The first falling leaf of the season has tumbled from the air and landed on the top of the pond. It does not sink but yet float on top of the surface. What is happening on a molecular level that is preventing the leaf from sinking?
    • A. 

      The covalent bonds between the oxygen and hydrogen atoms are not breaking apart due to the lack of weight placed upon them.

    • B. 

      Both oxygen and hydrogen are positively charged and therefore much stronger.

    • C. 

      There is not enough weight to break the hydrogen bonds between water molecules at the surface of the water.

    • D. 

      The surface area of the leaf is quite large and is breaking the hydrogen bonds of the water molecules on the surface.

    • E. 

      Both C and D.

  • 6. 
    What type of bonds interconnect the molecules shown in this image? 
    • A. 

      Ionic

    • B. 

      Covalent

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Polar

    • E. 

      Both C and D

  • 7. 
    Water molecules bond in a crystalline form as the temperature of water drops. This creates more space between water molecules. What characteristic of water does this change describe?
    • A. 

      Specific heat

    • B. 

      Density

    • C. 

      Adhesion

    • D. 

      Surface tension

    • E. 

      Polarity

  • 8. 
    Capillary action involves the following THREE properties of water: adhesion, ________________, and surface tension.
    • A. 

      Density

    • B. 

      Polarity

    • C. 

      Non-polarity

    • D. 

      Cohesion

    • E. 

      Capillary action

  • 9. 
    What is meant by the fact that water is a "polar" molecule?
    • A. 

      Water has a slightly negative charge overall.

    • B. 

      Water has no evident charge, unless in sold form.

    • C. 

      Water has a very evident charge, but only in a gaseous form.

    • D. 

      Water has a slightly positive charge, but only as a liquid.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
      Which best describes how hydrogen bonds are created?  
    • A. 

      The negative charge of oxygen binds with the positive charge of hydrogen on an adjacent molecule.

    • B. 

      The positive charge of oxygen binds with the negative charge of hydrogen on an adjacent molecule.

    • C. 

      The negative charge of oxygen binds with the positive charge of hydrogen within the SAME molecule.

    • D. 

      The negative charge of oxygen binds with the positive charge of hydrogen within the SAME molecule.

  • 11. 
    Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate answer: "Oil is _______________ than water as well as ________________, with evidence being that oil sits on top of water as well as seperates from water."
    • A. 

      Cooler; polar

    • B. 

      Non-polar, less dense

    • C. 

      Less dense; non-polar

    • D. 

      Cohesive; polar

    • E. 

      More dense; polar

  • 12. 
    On a large scale, the Earth is 75% water. What property of water provides the insulation and warmth of the Earth's surface?
    • A. 

      Specific heat

    • B. 

      Surface tension

    • C. 

      Cohesion

    • D. 

      Adhesion

    • E. 

      Both A and D

  • 13. 
    Shaving cream, food coloring, and postcards make for a good time! Food coloring is added to the shaving cream and applied to a postcard. Which property of water (water is the majority of food coloring + die) is directly responsible for the colorful design on the notecard? 
    • A. 

      Cohesion only

    • B. 

      Capillary action

    • C. 

      Surface tension

    • D. 

      Adhesion only

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 14. 
    In relation to the ice cap, which property of water is this polar bear relying on? 
    • A. 

      Cohesion

    • B. 

      Adhesion

    • C. 

      Specific heat

    • D. 

      Polarity

    • E. 

      Density

  • 15. 
      Olympic event: Water on a Penny Which property of water is directly repsonsible for maintaining the water bubble forming on the penny?
    • A. 

      Adhesion

    • B. 

      Cohesion

    • C. 

      Polarity

    • D. 

      Specific binding

    • E. 

      Density

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