***quiz #2 -m3 Science - Explaining The Water Cycle

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This is the second in this series, I noted from the last quiz that many of you had trouble constructing a proper answer for the last question. This quiz is to help you with that process.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name one source of underground water

  • 2. 

    What is a reservoir?

  • 3. 

    You will lose 10 points off your total score if you do not answer questions 8 and 9. Please use appropriate language and text that I can understand  :) Explain  how the drop of water you used this morning travels in the water cycle. Use all the terms you know.

  • 4. 

    Briefly explain transpiration.

  • 5. 

    Evaporation is the process by which liquid  changes into  a gas. Name one other source apart from the ocean  from which water evaporates.

  • 6. 

    Name one source of aboveground water.

  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not a major process of the water cycle?

    • A.


    • B.


    • C.


    • D.


    Correct Answer
    A. Perspiration
    Perspiration is not a major process of the water cycle. The water cycle involves the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. It includes processes such as evaporation, where water changes from a liquid to a gas, condensation, where water vapor condenses to form clouds, precipitation, where water falls from the atmosphere to the Earth's surface, and runoff, where water flows over the land surface into rivers and eventually back to the oceans. Perspiration, on the other hand, is the process by which sweat is released from the sweat glands of the skin to regulate body temperature in humans and other mammals. It is not directly related to the water cycle.

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  • 8. 

    What is the major source of energy that drives the water cycle?

    Correct Answer
    Sun, The Sun, Solar energy, Sun energy
    The major source of energy that drives the water cycle is the Sun. The Sun's energy heats up the Earth's surface, causing water to evaporate from bodies of water and land. This water vapor then rises into the atmosphere where it cools and condenses to form clouds. Eventually, the condensed water droplets fall back to the Earth as precipitation, completing the water cycle.

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  • 9. 

    Complete the following sentence with one word.Water vapor condenses  on tiny particles of dirt, dust, clay, pollen, or pollutants  to form____________________________.

    Correct Answer
    Clouds, cloud, Clouds, clouds
    Water vapor condenses on tiny particles of dirt, dust, clay, pollen, or pollutants to form clouds. Clouds are formed when water vapor in the air cools and condenses into visible water droplets or ice crystals around these particles. The word "clouds" is used in both singular and plural forms to refer to the collective mass of condensed water vapor in the atmosphere.

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  • 10. 

    Give the name of the process that is occuring at #4 in the diagram.

    Correct Answer
    Precipitation, precipitation
    The process occurring at #4 in the diagram is precipitation. Precipitation refers to the process where water vapor in the atmosphere condenses into liquid or solid form and falls to the Earth's surface. In this case, the term "precipitation, precipitation" is likely repeated to emphasize that the process happening at #4 is indeed precipitation.

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  • 11. 

    The hydrologist is the scientist who studies water.Which of the following is another name for the water cycle?

    • A.

      Groundwater cycle

    • B.

      Carbon -water cycle

    • C.

      Hydrological cycle

    • D.

      El Nino cycle

    Correct Answer
    C. Hydrological cycle
    The hydrological cycle is another name for the water cycle. This cycle refers to the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. It involves processes such as evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and runoff. The water cycle is crucial for maintaining the Earth's water supply and regulating the distribution of water across different regions.

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  • 12. 

    On Which of the following days will the process of evaporation be fastest?

    • A.

      Cold day

    • B.

      Hot day

    • C.

      Cloudy day

    • D.

      Rainy day

    Correct Answer
    B. Hot day
    On a hot day, the process of evaporation will be fastest. This is because high temperatures increase the kinetic energy of water molecules, causing them to move faster and escape into the air more easily. As a result, the rate of evaporation is higher on hot days compared to cold, cloudy, or rainy days.

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