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Hydrosphere Form 1

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

 1. 

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

 2. 

Which contains the greatest amount of Earth's freshwater?
a.
lakes and rivers
c.
groundwater
b.
glaciers and polar ice cap
d.
oceans and seas
 

 3. 

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

 4. 

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

 5. 

If you could put all the Earth’s water in a 5 gallon bucket, how much would be freshwater?
a.
enough to fill five 2 liter bottles.
c.
½ of  the bucket full
b.
most of the bucket
d.
about 2 cups
 

 6. 

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

 7. 

The salts in the sea come from
a.
weathering and erosion of rocks.
c.
particles falling from space.
b.
acid rain.
d.
organisms that live in the sea.
 

 8. 

If we add together the amount of water found in rivers, lakes, ice caps and underground, we
a.
find out how much fresh water is on the Earth
b.
find out how much water is on the Earth.
c.
find out how much water we can use
d.
find where the best place to get water is
 

 9. 

How does the amount of freshwater compare to the amount of saltwater?
a.
there is the same amount of each
c.
there is more freshwater
b.
there is twice as much saltwater
d.
there is only a tiny amount of freshwater
 

 10. 

How much of the Earth’s surface is covered by water?
a.
97%
c.
75%
b.
3%
d.
25%
 



 
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