Self Evaluation Quiz - Water Quality And Analyses

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Water Quality Quizzes & Trivia

The quality of the water we drink everyday can be affected in numerous ways, involving land use practices, pollution and heavy rainfall. How much do you know about the process of getting water from the ocean and into your system?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The two main factors that drive the water cycle are
    • A. 

      Windspeed and precipitation

    • B. 

      The sun and adhesive force

    • C. 

      The earth's gravity and the sun

    • D. 

      The sun and precipitation

  • 2. 
    Soil moisture in the unsaturated soil layer available to plants is referred to as
    • A. 

      Crop moisture

    • B. 

      Green water

    • C. 

      Blue water

    • D. 

      Underground water

  • 3. 
    What proportion of the total amount of water on earth is found in the oceans and other saline water bodies?
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      97%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      3%

  • 4. 
    Water with dissolved salt content of 45ppt is classified as
    • A. 

      Fresh water

    • B. 

      Brackish water

    • C. 

      Saline water

    • D. 

      Brine

  • 5. 
    A major advantage of using surface water is that
    • A. 

      It does not require treatment before use

    • B. 

      It is generally softer

    • C. 

      It is difficult to pollute

    • D. 

      It's quality is not affected by changes in seasons

  • 6. 
    The total amount of earth’s water varies with time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In terms of quality, ground water is generally preferable to surface water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The geology of the underlying bedrock can affect the quality of groundwater.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The presence of organics in water does not affect the dissolved oxygen in the water in any way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The changes in temperature with the local environment of a water body can affect its quality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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