Ch23 - MULTIPLE CHOICE Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question 1 Water is vital to life on our planet

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Unformatted text preview: MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) Water is vital to life on our planet. Most of the Earth's water supply is in the 1) _______ A) ground. B) oceans. rivers, lakes, and streams. D) ice caps. 2 ) The driving force of our planet's hydrologic cycle comes from 2) _______ A) s o l a r ene rgy . t h e b al a nce between precipitat ion and evaporati on. precipitation of water over the oceans. D) wind. 3) Water precipitated over land completes its cycle as it 3) _______ A) p e r c o l a tes int o the gro un d. e v a p o r ates from the surface to the atmosphe re. enters streams and lakes and makes its way to the oceans. D) all of these 4) Evaporation and precipitation are greatest over the 4) _______ A) polar ice caps. B) equator. oceans. D) continen ts. 5 ) Evaporation and precipitation are in balance over the 5) _______ A) oceans. B) equator. polar ice caps. D) continen ts. 6 ) Precipitation exceeds evaporation over the 6) _______ A) oceans. B) continen ts. equator. D) polar ice caps. 7 ) Most of the Earth's fresh water is located in 7) _______ A) rivers, lakes, and streams. B) polar ice caps and glaciers. groundwater. D) the atmosphere. 8 ) Which has the longest residence time? 8) _______ A) rainwater B) rivers, lakes, and streams polar ice caps and glaciers D) ground water 9 ) Evaporation from the oceans produces clouds that precipitate fresh water rather than saltwater because 9) _______ A) s a l t w a t e r pre cip itat es ov er oce ans onl y. s al t is too heavy to evaporate . evaporation produces nearly pure water vapor. D) dissolved salt prevents evaporation. 10) Where does most rainfall on Earth finally end up before becoming rain again? 10) ______ A) in lakes B) on the ground surface underground D) in the oceans ESSAY. Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper. 1 1 ) I d e n t i f y t h e locat ions of Eart h's wate r, both ocea nic and fresh . Wh at is the largest repository of fresh water? MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1 3) Through which of the following is the infiltration of water greatest? 13) ______ A) clayey soil B) silica-cemented sandstone sandy soil D) calcite-cemented sandstone 1 4) In a well in an unconfined aquifer, what is the highest level water can rise to if there is no pump? 14) ______ A) t o t h e top of the well t o t h e level of the water table just below the level of the water table D) depends how deep the well is 15) Water in the unsaturated zone is called 15) ______ A) unsaturated water. B) soil-moisture. pore-water. D) ground water. 1 6) What is the dominant influence on the length of time a well will produce water? 16) ______ A) hydraulic gradient B) water supply and demand hydraulic conductivity D) aquifer porosity 1 7) As a large...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course PS 300 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Ch23 - MULTIPLE CHOICE Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question 1 Water is vital to life on our planet

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