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Water Cycle Sum1

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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What is happening at letter B?
a.
evaporation
c.
condensation
b.
transpiration
d.
precipitation
 

 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 condensed
d.
It evaporated
 

 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
 

 13. 

Which statement is true?
a.
new water is being made all the time
c.
we are slowly using up all the water
b.
we are drinking the same water that dinosaurs drank
d.
new water comes to Earth from outer space
 

 14. 

Transpiration is almost the same thing as what?
a.
evaporation
c.
precipitation
b.
condensation
d.
runoff
 

 15. 

In the water cycle, what is different when it snows instead of rains?
a.
the altitude of the clouds
c.
the speed of the wind
b.
the type of clouds
d.
the temperature
 



 
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