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Hydrologic Cycle Diagram (Grade 9)

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Hydrologic Cycle Diagram

Use the diagram of the hydrologic cycle to answer the questions.
Water Cycles
Which shows the driving force of energy for the water cycle?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. E
  4. J
Which is the largest source of evaporating water in the water cycle?
  1. E
  2. H
  3. I
  4. J
Which letters below correctly identify precipitation and evaporation?
  1. D is precipitation and H is evaporation.
  2. C is precipitation and K is evaporation.
  3. B is precipitation and I is evaporation.
  4. G is precipitation and E is evaporation.
Which of the following sources releases the most latent heat, helping drive atmospheric circulation?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. G
Which is the primary difference between C and D?
  1. altitude
  2. state of matter
  3. direction of transport
  4. chemical composition
What is the major force moving water in H?
  1. gravity
  2. friction
  3. evaporation
  4. condensation
Which are major reservoirs for water storage?
  1. A, C, D, K
  2. E, G, J, B
  3. C, G, K, H
  4. D, J, B, I
Where in the cycle would energy be absorbed, resulting in the cooling of the surrounding environment?
  1. A
  2. C
  3. G
  4. K
Which would best describe the process occurring at F?
  1. evaporation
  2. surface runoff
  3. water storage
  4. groundwater discharge
Where would infiltration most likely occur?
  1. D
  2. E
  3. I
  4. K

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