Water Cycle Quiz Trivia Facts! Quiz

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Some people who do not know how the water cycle happens may have a hard time knowing which comes first and may use the theory or is it the chicken or the egg that comes first. Some of us don’t know some of the basic facts about this process. Do you? Test your knowledge about these simple facts by taking the quiz below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Precipitation falls in what four forms?
    • A. 

      Rain

    • B. 

      Snow

    • C. 

      Sleet

    • D. 

      Hail

    • E. 

      Water vapor

    • F. 

      Plasma

  • 2. 
    Precipitation that sinks into the ground is called what?
  • 3. 
    What are the three forms water takes as it moves through the water cycle?
    • A. 

      Liquid

    • B. 

      Plasma

    • C. 

      Gas

    • D. 

      Solid

    • E. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 4. 
    The surface of planet Earth is covered by how much water?
    • A. 

      70%

    • B. 

      97%

    • C. 

      3%

    • D. 

      25%

  • 5. 
    What three things are needed for condensation to happen? 
    • A. 

      Cooler temperatures

    • B. 

      Earth's gravity

    • C. 

      Water vapor in the air

    • D. 

      Something for water vapor to cling to (such as dust)

  • 6. 
    Where is most of Earth's freshwater stored?
    • A. 

      Underground as groundwater

    • B. 

      Reservoirs in cities and towns

    • C. 

      In lakes and rivers

    • D. 

      In seas and oceans

    • E. 

      Frozen in polar ice caps and glaciers

  • 7. 
    What percentage of Earth’s total water is available for use by living organisms?
    • A. 

      Less than 1%

    • B. 

      3%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      97%

    • E. 

      25%

  • 8. 
    What is the source of energy for evaporation?
    • A. 

      Gas

    • B. 

      Water vapor

    • C. 

      Electricity

    • D. 

      Heat from the sun

    • E. 

      Battery power

  • 9. 
    Precipitation that runs off Earth’s surface and works it's way down to  into rivers, lakes, and eventually to oceans, is called what?
  • 10. 
    Of all the water on planet Earth, how much is salty water?
    • A. 

      97%

    • B. 

      3%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      70%

  • 11. 
    Earth's fresh water can be found in what different places? (pick 5)
    • A. 

      Ice caps

    • B. 

      Lakes & rivers

    • C. 

      Glaciers

    • D. 

      Oceans

    • E. 

      Salt lakes

    • F. 

      In the air

    • G. 

      Underground

  • 12. 
    What are needed for precipitation to happen? (pick 2)
    • A. 

      The power of the sun

    • B. 

      Liquid drops combining to form heavier ones

    • C. 

      Earth's gravity

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 13. 
    Plants add water into the air through a process called...
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Transpiration

    • D. 

      Precipitation

    • E. 

      Condensation

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