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Earth's Water 2

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

An underground layer of permeable rock that contains water is
a.
impermeable
c.
an aquifer
b.
a reservoir
d.
a glacier
 

 2. 

How much of the Earth’s water can be used by humans?
a.
1%
c.
3%
b.
3.5%
d.
97%
 

 3. 

Why can’t we use most of the Earth’s water?
a.
it is too deep underground
c.
it is too salty
b.
it is frozen
d.
we don’t need it
 

 4. 

Where is most of the Earth’s freshwater
a.
in lakes and rivers
c.
in icecaps and glaciers
b.
in the atmosphere
d.
in the groundwater
 

 5. 

The scientific name for all the water on the Earth is
a.
the ocean
c.
the atmosphere
b.
the hydrosphere
d.
the lithosphere
 

 6. 

In order from greatest amount to least amount, the Earth’s water is
a.
fresh water, salt water, frozen fresh water
b.
salt water, frozen fresh water, liquid fresh water
c.
fresh water, frozen fresh water, salt water
d.
frozen fresh water, salt water, liquid fresh water
 

 7. 

What kind of rock has spaces in it where water can be stored?
a.
impermeable
c.
permeable
b.
salinated
d.
igneous
 

 8. 

When rain water infiltrates or soaks into the ground, it becomes what?
a.
runoff
c.
groundwater
b.
a spring
 

 9. 

Most of the water on the Earth is found
a.
in river and a lakes
c.
in the oceans
b.
in the polar icecaps
d.
underground
 

 10. 

A large lake that is used to provide water to a city is
a.
usually underground
c.
an aquifer
b.
a reservoir
d.
created by desalination
 

 11. 

In rural areas like Millen,where do we get our drinking water from
a.
reservoirs
c.
rivers and lakes
b.
aquifers
d.
desalination plants
 

 12. 

What percentage of Earth’s water is fresh water?
a.
97%
c.
23%
b.
76%
d.
3%
 

 13. 

Which contains the greatest amount of Earth’s freshwater?
a.
glaciers and polar ice caps
c.
oceans and seas
b.
lakes and rivers
d.
the atmosphere
 

 14. 

How much of the Earth’s surface is covered by water?
a.
3%
c.
75%
b.
29%
d.
97%
 

 15. 

Ground water is found
a.
in rivers and lakes
c.
in impermeable rock
b.
in aquifers
d.
solid rock
 



 
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