Physical Science Module 5

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Physical Science Module Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Evaporation of water from plants is called:
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Transpiration

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 2. 
    The process by which a gas turns into a liquid is called:
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Transpiration

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 3. 
    The average time a given particle will stay in a given system is called:
    • A. 

      Residence Time

    • B. 

      Evaporation Time

    • C. 

      Atmospheric Time

    • D. 

      Tea Time

  • 4. 
    The process by which water moves downward in the soil, toward the water table is called:
    • A. 

      Transpiration

    • B. 

      Soil Moisture

    • C. 

      Soaking

    • D. 

      Percolation

  • 5. 
    The cooling of a gas that happens when the gas expands with no way of getting more energy is called:
    • A. 

      Adiabatic Cooling

    • B. 

      Diabatic Cooling

    • C. 

      Sporatic Cooling

    • D. 

      Expanded Cooling

  • 6. 
    Where does the majority of earth's water reside?
    • A. 

      Lakes

    • B. 

      Oceans

    • C. 

      Glaciers

    • D. 

      Icebergs

  • 7. 
    What is the largest source of liquid freshwater on the planet?
    • A. 

      Rivers

    • B. 

      Lakes

    • C. 

      Ponds

    • D. 

      Groundwater

  • 8. 
    What water source is a molecule of water in once it has gone through transpiration?
    • A. 

      Groundwater

    • B. 

      Soil Moisture

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Surface Water

  • 9. 
    Water was in the ocean and is now in a cloud.  What two hydrologic cycle processes happened in order to make that transfer?
    • A. 

      Precipitation and Surface Runoff

    • B. 

      Transpiration and Condensation

    • C. 

      Groundwater flow and Evaporation

    • D. 

      Evaporation and Condensation

  • 10. 
    Where is the residence time longer:  in the ocean or in a fast-moving stream?
    • A. 

      Ocean

    • B. 

      Fast-Moving Stream

  • 11. 
    If a lake has no means of getting rid of water except evaporation, does it contain saltwater or freshwater?
    • A. 

      Saltwater

    • B. 

      Freshwater

  • 12. 
    The oceans show us that the earth can't be billions of years old; because if the earth was more than a few million years old, the oceans would be much saltier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    An enormous amount of ocean water in the polar region freezes.  Does it form an iceberg?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Icebergs are saltwater and come from the ocean.
    • A. 

      True, icebergs form from ocean water.

    • B. 

      False, icebergs form from freshwater and come from glaciers

  • 15. 
    What process in the hydrologic cycle is responsible for making glaciers?
    • A. 

      Transpiration

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 16. 
    What causes the temperature change that allows for condensation, which makes most clouds?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Diabatic Cooling

    • C. 

      Adiabetic Cooling

    • D. 

      Humidity

  • 17. 
    If a sample of gas is compressed and nothing else is allowed to change, what will happen to the temperature of the gas?
    • A. 

      The temperature will stay the same.

    • B. 

      The temperature will increase.

    • C. 

      The temperature will decrease.

  • 18. 
    If there is a lot more rain than normal in an area over an extensive length of time, what happens to the depth of the water table?
    • A. 

      The depth of the water table will stay the same.

    • B. 

      The depth of the water table will increase.

    • C. 

      The depth of the water table will decrease.

  • 19. 
    Groundwater pollution is easy to trace back to its original source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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