Environmental Science Unit Four Vocabulary

17 Questions | Total Attempts: 90

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Environmental Science Quizzes & Trivia

There are a lot of terminologies we have come through a lot of vocabulary that we are supposed to remember in the environmental science classes. The quiz below is designed to help you jog your memory on the terms and their meaning. Give it a try and keep on revising.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is surface water?
    • A. 

      The water that is beneath the Earth's surface.

    • B. 

      Water that contains wastes from homes or industry

    • C. 

      All the bodies of water of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that are found above the ground.

    • D. 

      An area of land that is periodically underwater or whose soil contains a great deak if moisture

  • 2. 
    A flowing network of rivers and streams drianing a river basin is a what?                        
  • 3. 
    The area of land that is drained by a water system is a what?
    • A. 

      Recharge zone

    • B. 

      Aquifer

    • C. 

      Estuary

    • D. 

      Watershed

  • 4. 
    What is groundwater?
  • 5. 
    A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater is what?
    • A. 

      Desalination

    • B. 

      Aquifer

    • C. 

      Resorvoir

    • D. 

      Permeability

  • 6. 
    What is porosity?
  • 7. 
    The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces is known as what?
    • A. 

      Permeability

    • B. 

      Aquifer

    • C. 

      Dam

    • D. 

      Waste water

  • 8. 
    What is recharge zone?
  • 9. 
    What is potable?
    • A. 

      Not suitable for drinking

    • B. 

      Suitable for drinking

    • C. 

      Not water at all

  • 10. 
    What is a pathogen?
  • 11. 
    A method of providing plants with water from sources other than direct precipitation is known as what?
    • A. 

      Irrigation

    • B. 

      Precipitaion

    • C. 

      Watering the plant

  • 12. 
    List 3 disadvantages and 3 advantages of dams.
  • 13. 
    What is a reservoir?
  • 14. 
    What is a process of removing salt from ocean water?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Water cycle

    • C. 

      Desalination

  • 15. 
    What is water polution?
  • 16. 
    What is point-source pollution?
  • 17. 
    What is nonpoint-source pollution?