Watershed And Drainage Basin! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Watershed And Drainage Basin! Trivia Questions Quiz

It is essential to take care of the water bodies that are on earth by ensuring they are not contaminated. How knowledgeable are you about the measures that one can use to ensure this is so? This trivia questions quiz will help you understand the watershed and drainage basin. How about you check it out and see what new facts you will learn before you are tested. Keep an eye out for more quizzes like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When runoff crosses the land, it picks up fertilizers that have been used on crops and lawns. These contaminants will eventually enter a lake, river or stream, which may lead to -
    • A. 

      The earth’s surface to sink.

    • B. 

      The water in an aquifer to drop.

    • C. 

      Harmful over-growth of algae

    • D. 

      Clean water for drinking and bathing

  • 2. 
    An area experiences a long period of drought forcing towns to pump out almost all of the water held in aquifers. What is the most likely result of this over pumping?
    • A. 

      Stability of underground rock layers will be weakened and sink.

    • B. 

      Excessive growth of plants will occur in local lakes.

    • C. 

      Rainfall levels will increase and fill the aquifer.

    • D. 

      A dead zone will be created in the watershed.

  • 3. 
    A student builds a model to show how pollutants move through an ecosystem. In plastic tub, the student places a layer of small marbles, covers it with a thick cloth, and then adds a layer of sand. The student then sprinkles red powdered paint on top of the soil. When the student sprays water onto the model, red color appears in the cloth and in the water in the layer of marbles. Which part of the model represents pollutants introduced by humans?
    • A. 

      The marbles

    • B. 

      The thick cloth

    • C. 

      Red powdered paint

    • D. 

      Layer of sand

  • 4. 
    Overflow during a heavy rainstorm from a wastewater treatment plant would result in -
    • A. 

      Flooding in the local aquifer.

    • B. 

      Weakened housing foundations.

    • C. 

      Over treated drinking water.

    • D. 

      Polluted runoff into nearby ponds.

  • 5. 
    A paper company wants to build a paper mill in the watershed where a village exists. In order to minimize potential pollution to the village, which of the following locations is the best to build the mill?
    • A. 

      At the highest point in the watershed

    • B. 

      Downstream from the village

    • C. 

      Closest to a freshwater stream or river

    • D. 

      Nearest to the main street of the village

  • 6. 
    The illustration provided shows a river and four cities on that river. When the water from the river was sampled at location X, it was determined to be polluted with various chemicals. What would be the most likely source for this pollution?
    • A. 

      City 1 and City 2

    • B. 

      City 2 and City 3

    • C. 

      City 3 and City 4

    • D. 

      City 1 and City 4

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