Environmental Science: Water
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  • Question 1
    120 seconds
    Q. An underground layer of rock or sediment that holds water
    answer choices
    watershed
    groundwater
    permeability
    aquifer
  • Question 2
    120 seconds
    Q. It refers to the removal of salt from ocean water
    answer choices
    dam
    reservoir
    salination
    desalination
  • Question 3
    120 seconds
    Q. 2/3 of freshwater on Earth is "locked away" in what water source location?
    answer choices
    atmosphere
    rivers and lakes
    underground
    ice and glaciers
  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q. ____________ is the water that collects in spaces and soil UNDERGROUND.
    answer choices
    Soil water
    Groundwater
    under pools
    ice caps
  • Question 5
    10 seconds
    Q. A specific source of pollution is known as
    answer choices
    Water pollution
    Point source 
    Non-point source 
  • Question 6
    10 seconds
    Q. What % of freshwater is on Earth?
    answer choices
    97%
    71%
    3 % 
    1 %
  • Question 7
    10 seconds
    Q. Widespread pollution problems are known as...
    answer choices
    Point source
    Non-point source
    Erosion
  • Question 8
    10 seconds
    Q. Animal wastes that runoff into water is an example of which types of pollution?
    answer choices
    bacterial & chemical 
    chemical & sediment
    nutrient & bacterial 
    sediment & nutrient
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. A barrier that runs across a river or stream to control the flow of water.
    answer choices
    Reservior
    River
    Dam
    Levee
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. The uppermost level at which the water in a given area fully saturates rock or soil.
    answer choices
    Impermeable surface
    Rock and mantle
    water table
    groundwater recharge
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Which sector uses the most water?
    answer choices
    agriculture
    industry
    household
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. A region of land that drains into a river.
    answer choices
    water reclamation
    watershed
    aquifer
    irrigation
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. A hole dug or drilled into the ground to provide a supply of water.
    answer choices
    watershed
    desalination
    groundwater
    well
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Mandates the restoration and maintenance of the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters
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    Safe Drinking Water Act
    Clean Water Act
    Clean Air Act
    Resource Conservation Recovery Act
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Where did the Exxon Valdez oil spill occur?
    answer choices
    the gulf of Mexico
    of the coast of Alaska
    off the coast of Maine
    Dallas, Texas
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following offers the greatest conservation of water?
    answer choices
    center pivot sprinkler systems
    LEPA sprinkler systems
    drip irrigation
    flood irrigation
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. Why do water sources need to be conserved?
    answer choices
    We have a limited amount of fresh water.
    Pollution reduces the amount of usable water.
    Because we need to save it for the whales
    Both a and b.
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