The Water Cycle 2
Heavy rainfall is also known as precipitation.

The Water Cycle 2

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Rain, snow and sleet are part of the water cycle. Each year approximately 505,000 km3 of water falls as precipitation on the world! Rain is liquid precipitation, as opposed to non-liquid kinds of precipitation such as snow, hail and sleet.

Try this quiz and see how well you understand the Water Cycle.

1.
Precipitation returns to the atmosphere as what?
Water spouts
Water vacuums
Water valency
Water vapor
2.
Transpiration involves the release of water by what?
Lakes
Rocks
Trees and plants
Wildlife
Water vapor is released from the leaves
3.
Warm and cold air meeting causes what sort of rain?
Convection rain
Frontal rain
Purple rain
Relief rain
The warm air is forced to rise over the cold air
4.
Man-made attempts to form cloud and rain is called what?
Cloud seeding
Mist meddling
Overcasting
Rain conjuring
Particles fired into the air cause water droplets to form
5.
Another word for throughflow is what?
Flirtation
Infiltration
Interception
Transpiration
It is the downward movement of water into the soil
6.
Which word is not part of the water cycle?
Condensation
Evaporation
Separation
Transpiration
7.
What will reduce rates of infiltration?
Gentle slopes
Impermeable surface rock
Light rain
Permeable surface rock
Impermeable rock will not let water through
8.
What type of rain is caused by moist air rising over mountains?
Cats and dogs
Convection
Relief
Summit
9.
What is the name for all forms of moisture that reach the ground?
Perspiration
Precipitation
Prescription
Preservation
The water on the Earth today is the same that was here when dinosaurs lived!
10.
Very high, thin wispy clouds have what name?
Cirrus
Cumulonimbus
Cumulus
Stratus
They often mean bad weather is on the way
Author:  Jan Crompton

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