Earth Science: The Water Planet, Book H

Section 1: Groundwater

Self-Check Quiz-Eng.

A deposit of gravel is __________ than a deposit of clay.
A)less permeable
B)more permeable
C)more likely to erode
D)much less permeable
What is an aquifer?
A)a well that does not need to be pumped
B)a layer of permeable rock through which water flows freely
C)an underground stream
D)the top of the water level inside the ground
Where is a water table located?
A)at the bottom of the zone of saturation
B)at the top surface of the zone of saturation
C)at sea level
D)over the ground
In a highly permeable substance like gravel, how fast does water move?
A)relatively slow
B)It doesn't move at all.
C)relatively fast
D)as fast as a stream
Groundwater moves __________ water flowing in a stream.
A)faster than
B)at the same speed as
C)slower than
D)in the opposite direction of
You buy a bottle of water with a label that reads "spring water." What does that mean?
A)The water was collected in a spring.
B)The bottle cap was put on with a spring.
C)The water came from a spring in the ground.
D)The water must be served cold.
What is the difference between a regular well and an artesian well?
A)An artesian well does not go underground.
B)A regular well does not require a pump.
C)An artesian well is pressurized.
D)An artesian well acts like a geyser.
What causes geysers to erupt?
A)Molten rock is forced through a crack in the ground.
B)Molten rock heats groundwater to a boil.
C)Groundwater freezes and is thawed suddenly.
D)An underground stream splashes in the air.
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