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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. turbidity
  2. water cycle
  3. placer deposit
  4. friction
  5. permeability
  1. a ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores
  2. b measure of the concentration of particles suspended in water
  3. c force that causes moving objects to slow down
  4. d the continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
  5. e minerals are sometimes deposited at places in a river where the current slows down

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. measure of the change in elevation over a certain distance
  2. area of land that is drained by a water system; drainage basin
  3. increase in water temperature
  4. sharp, icicle-shaped features that form on cave ceilings
  5. pollution that comes from many sources rather than from a single, specific site

5 True/False questions

  1. impermeablerock that stops the flow of water


  2. phytoplanktonabnormally high concentrations, microscopic plants


  3. precipitationrain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from clouds onto the earth's land and oceans


  4. leveematerials carried by a stream


  5. stalagmitessharp, icicle-shaped features that form on cave ceilings