Name:     ID: 
 
Email: 

Water Cycle 1

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

 1. 

The clouds in the sky are
a.
water vapor
c.
evaporated water
b.
up in the stratosphere
d.
water droplets
 

 2. 

What is evaporation?
a.
the process of precipitation becoming groundwater
c.
The process of liquid water becoming water vapor
b.
the process that condenses water vapor into clouds
 

 3. 

What is the water cycle powered by?
a.
The Sun
c.
the Earth’s rotation
b.
The wind
 

 4. 

mc004-1.jpg
Which letter shows water changing into water vapor?
a.
letter A
c.
letter D
b.
letter C
d.
letter E
 

 5. 

 If you breathe on a mirror, part of the mirror clouds up. What are you actually seeing when you see the mirror cloud up? 
a.
oxygen that you are breathing out from your lungs
b.
cooled nitrogen in the air around you
c.
water droplets that formed from cooled water vapor in your breath
d.
carbon dioxide that you are breathing out from your lungs
 

 6. 

Only fresh water moves through the water cycle because
a.
salt water has a separate cycle
c.
salt water is too heavy to evaporate
b.
the salt is left behind when water evaporates
d.
salt water only rains back into the ocean
 

 7. 

What is the sum total of all water on Earth and in its atmosphere?
a.
hydrosphere
c.
oceanography
b.
biosphere
 

 8. 

mc008-1.jpg
Which letter shows precipitation?
a.
letter A
c.
letter C
b.
letter B
d.
letter D
 

 9. 

When was there more water on Earth?
a.
today, because we conserve it
c.
it has always had the same amount
b.
one billion years ago
 

 10. 

mc010-1.jpg
Which phase requires the water molecules to gain energy?
a.
letter A
c.
letter D
b.
letter C
d.
letter E
 

 11. 

What are rain, snow, sleet, and hail called in the water cycle?
a.
hydration
c.
evapotranspiration
b.
precipitation
 

 12. 

The water that we drink is
a.
the same water that the dinosaurs drank
c.
being constantly remade in the aquifers
b.
formed by melting glaciers
d.
new water created in our atmosphere
 

 13. 

During the water cycle, when water vapor changes to liquid water, it is called
a.
condensation.
c.
freezing.
b.
boiling.
d.
evaporation.
 

 14. 

In the morning, Mary noticed there was dew on the grass. In the afternoon, the grass was dry. What most likely happened to the water?
a.
It went into the ground.
c.
It no longer exists
b.
It formed clouds.
d.
It went into the air.
 

 15. 

What is condensation?
a.
water vapor gaining energy and turning into a gas
c.
water droplets infiltrating into the ground
b.
water vapor cooling off/losing energy and turning into water droplets
d.
plants losing water to the atmosphere
 



 
         Start Over