Water Resources Quiz Questions And Answers

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Water is one of the most precious natural resources. Check out this water resources quiz with well-researched questions and answers that are given below to see how much you know about this resource. If you think you have good knowledge of this topic, then you must give this quiz a try and see how much you can score. So, do you feel ready to take this test? Let's get started then. Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is most of the Earth's freshwater located?
    • A. 

      In icecaps and glaciers

    • B. 

      In oceans

    • C. 

      In storage tanks

    • D. 

      In lakes

  • 2. 
    How is Earth's water supply being continuously renewed?
    • A. 

      Through photosynthesis

    • B. 

      Through the water cycle

    • C. 

      Through oceans

    • D. 

      Through global warming

  • 3. 
    Precipitation may ________ into groundwater.
    • A. 

      Leak

    • B. 

      Fall

    • C. 

      Infiltrate

    • D. 

      Flow

  • 4. 
    Is it possible for groundwater to leave an aquifer?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only under certain circumstances

    • D. 

      Sometimes

  • 5. 
    Why can the depth of a water table be high in some places and low in others?
    • A. 

      There is too much leaking occurring in certain spots

    • B. 

      The depth changes due to precipitation, drought, or overuse of wells

    • C. 

      Sedimentation occurs

    • D. 

      All of the above 

  • 6. 
    Why is it possible for the rate of movement to vary?
    • A. 

      It can be because of the amount of precipitation, porosity of the rock, and slope of the aquifer

    • B. 

      There is too much precipitation at one time

    • C. 

      There is unknown variables that lead to the outcome

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Can groundwater be accessed by drilling wells?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      Only if the amount of precipitation is low

    • D. 

      Sometimes

  • 8. 
    44% of all the freshwater is used by __________. 
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Recreational activities

    • C. 

      Industry

    • D. 

      Animals

  • 9. 
    What kind of water is needed for agricultural use?
    • A. 

      Freshwater

    • B. 

      Salt water

    • C. 

      Groundwater

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What is irrigation?
    • A. 

      Plowing the fields

    • B. 

      The process of bringing water to an area for use in growing crops

    • C. 

      Bringing groundwater to crops when they are dying

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    What is one problem with overdraft?
    • A. 

      Intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers

    • B. 

      Sinking of bedrock

    • C. 

      Both of the answers listed above

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What is desalination?
    • A. 

      The process by which salts are removed from the water

    • B. 

      When water is heated to boiling so water evaporated but salt remains; water vapor is cooled and fresh water collected

    • C. 

      Removing water vapor from local areas

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    What is freezing?
    • A. 

      Being very cold

    • B. 

      Putting a liquid in an area that is frozen and taking it out once it has become a solid

    • C. 

      When salt water is frozen and separates, forming an ice and brine slush; ice can be melted to obtain fresh water

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What does unpotable mean?
    • A. 

      Sanitary water

    • B. 

      Unfit to drink

    • C. 

      Being ready to deliver boxes

    • D. 

      Non transferable

  • 15. 
    What does screening do?
    • A. 

      Traps and removes large debris from water

    • B. 

      Traps out moths and insects from entering water

    • C. 

      Removes larvae from water

    • D. 

      Purifies the seawater 

  • 16. 
    Is chlorine a chemical that can be used in sterilization?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Rarely

    • C. 

      Yes

  • 17. 
    How are water resources renewed?
    • A. 

      Through the water cycle

    • B. 

      They cannot be

    • C. 

      Through recycling

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    What is one type of use for water resources?
    • A. 

      Industrial

    • B. 

      Mental

    • C. 

      Recycling

    • D. 

      Reusing

  • 19. 
    What happens when run-off gets caught in low places?
    • A. 

      It becomes standing water

    • B. 

      It falls flat

    • C. 

      It gets stuck

    • D. 

      Water stops flowing

  • 20. 
    Freshwater is more plentiful than groundwater.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Can't say

    • D. 

      Maybe

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