The Hydrological Cycle

A quiz on the different processes in the hydrological cycle.

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1. What is interception?

  • Where two rivers meet and join to form one large river
  • When plants prevent some precipitation from directly reaching the ground
  • The movement of water downwards through layers of soil
  • A biological process where water is lost from plants
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2. What is transpiration?

  • A biological process where water is lost from pores in plant leaves
  • The process of plants absorbing water
  • The process in which a liquid turns into gas
  • When water soaks into the soil

3. What is percolation?

  • The downward movement of water from the soil into rock
  • The upward movement of water from rock into soil
  • A change of state in which gas becomes liquid by cooling
  • Lateral movement of water downwards through layers of soil

4. What is a water table?

  • Th area of land drained by a river and its tributaries
  • Water flowing across the surface of the land
  • The level of saturated ground in the soil
  • The most important input of water into the system

5. What is condensation?

  • The process in which a liquid turns into a gas
  • A change of state in which gas becomes liquid
  • The level of saturated ground in the soil
  • The area of land drained by a river and tributaries

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