The Water Cycle Quiz: Trivia MCQ!

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Water Cycle Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the stages of the water cycle?
    • A. 

      Rain, snow, sleet, hail

    • B. 

      Precipitation and runoff

    • C. 

      Evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff

  • 2. 
    What happens during evaporation?
    • A. 

      Water turns to ice.

    • B. 

      The sun heats up water in rivers, lakes, and oceans and it goes into the air.

    • C. 

      The sun heats up water and the water falls to the ground.

  • 3. 
    What happens during condensation?
    • A. 

      Water vapor in the air gets cold and turns into water drops.

    • B. 

      Water heats up and turns into steam.

    • C. 

      Water drops fall back to earth.

  • 4. 
    Why does precipitation happen?
    • A. 

      Water vapor goes into the air.

    • B. 

      Water falls back to earth.

    • C. 

      Clouds form.

  • 5. 
    What is runoff?
    • A. 

      Water flows downhill and into streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

    • B. 

      Water soaks into the ground.

    • C. 

      Both

  • 6. 
    Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are examples of
  • 7. 
    Clouds form during condensation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    During evaporation, water changes from a liquid to a
  • 9. 
    During condensation, water changes from a gas (water vapor) to a
  • 10. 
    The water cycle:
    • A. 

      Happens one time

    • B. 

      Happens sometimes

    • C. 

      Happens over and over (never stops)

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