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Water Cycle 1 2014

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.
precipitation becoming groundwater
c.
liquid water becoming water vapor
b.
water vapor condensing into clouds
 

 3. 

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

 4. 




mc004-1.jpgWhich letter shows water turning into water vapor?
a.
letter A
c.
letter D
b.
letter C
d.
letter E
 

 5. 

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
 

 6. 

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

 7. 

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Which letter shows precipitation?
a.
letter A
c.
letter C
b.
letter B
d.
letter D
 

 8. 

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

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

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.
 

 12. 

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
 



 
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