water cycle and atmosphere quiz
  • 1. What part of the water cycle involves plants and trees giving off water to the atmosphere
A) transpiration
B) evaporation
C) precipitation
D) condensation
  • 2. Water that is stuck under ground is called
A) condensation
B) infiltration
C) ground water
D) surface runoff
  • 3. The process of water soaking into the ground is called
A) ground water
B) evaporation
C) infiltration
D) surface runoff
  • 4. Water that moves off the land into a larger body of water like a river, stream, ocean, or lake is known as
A) percolation
B) transpiration
C) ground water
D) surface runoff
  • 5. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are also known as
A) evaporation
B) transpiration
C) condensation
D) precipitation
  • 6. When water is heated by the sun it turns from a liquid form to a ______________ form in the process of evaporation
A) ice
B) solid
C) gas
D) liquid
  • 7. The process of a cloud forming after water vapor turns back into liquid water is known as
A) transpiration
B) condensation
C) evaporation
D) surface runoff
  • 8. The layer of the atmosphere where humans and animals are located is the ...
A) Troposphere
B) Stratosphere
C) Mesosphere
D) Exosphere
  • 9. The layer of the atmosphere where meteors burn is the ...
A) Troposphere
B) Mesosphere
C) Thermosphere
D) Stratosphere
  • 10. The very top of this layer is the beginning of space...
A) Thermosphere
B) Mesosphere
C) Troposphere
D) Exosphere
  • 11. This layer is the coldest layer
A) Thermosphere
B) Exosphere
C) Troposphere
D) Mesosphere
  • 12. This layer is the hottest layer, having temperatures in the thousands degrees
A) Exosphere
B) Troposphere
C) Thermosphere
D) Mesosphere
  • 13. This layer is where planes and jets fly
A) Thermosphere
B) Troposphere
C) Exosphere
D) Mesosphere
  • 14. This layer is where the international space station is found
A) Stratosphere
B) Mesosphere
C) Thermosphere
D) Exosphere
  • 15. Satellites are found in this layer(s)
A) Mesosphere
B) Thermosphere
C) All layers
D) Troposphere
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Answer Key
1.A   2.C   3.C   4.D   5.D   6.C   7.B   8.A   9.B   10.D   11.D   12.C   13.B   14.A   15.C  
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