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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Oceanography and Hydrology Questions

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Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the source of energy for the water cycle?
  1. gravity
  2. transpiration
  3. the oceans
  4. the Sun
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Who is in the most danger from a tsunami?
  1. a person flying in an airplane
  2. a person hiking up an inland mountain
  3. a person playing in the sand on a coastal beach
  4. a person on a cruise ship floating in deep ocean water
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Letter G on the water cycle diagram shown can best be described as
Water Cycles
  1. water runoff.
  2. water infiltration.
  3. groundwater flow.
  4. groundwater storage.
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
What force is mostly responsible for tides?
  1. the gravity of the Sun
  2. the gravity of Earth
  3. the gravity of the Moon
  4. wind
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
The water cycle is also called the
  1. rock cycle.
  2. hydrologic cycle.
  3. carbon cycle.
  4. nitrogen cycle.
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Where are the oceans located?
  1. on top of the oceanic plates
  2. on top of the continental plates
  3. in holes in the crust
  4. none of the above
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
The water cycle is Earth's way of
  1. getting rid of water.
  2. recycling water.
  3. chemically changing water.
  4. increasing the water supply.
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
In the water cycle, water moves from oceans to the atmosphere by
  1. evaporation.
  2. condensation.
  3. precipitation.
  4. runoff.
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology

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Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which of the following is an example of condensation?
  1. falling snow
  2. cloud formation
  3. breathing in and out
  4. rainwater seeping into soil
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the Japanese word that means, "harbor wave?"
  1. Hurricane
  2. Typhoon
  3. Tsunami
  4. Volcano
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
In the water cycle, the Sun's energy causes
  1. evaporation.
  2. condensation.
  3. precipitation.
  4. percolation.
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which of the following is an example of precipitation?
  1. falling snow
  2. cloud formation
  3. breathing in and out
  4. rainwater seeping into soil
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
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