Ground Water Systems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is groundwater more vulnerable than surface water?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT a source of groundwater pollution?

Question 3 3. Why is overdrawing aquifers a problem?

Question 4 4. The state of Iowa is home to many large farms that grow soybeans and corn for various corporate interests. Because these farms engage in monoculture and only grow one crop, large quantities of fertilizer are used to ensure good harvests. What impact could fertilizer have on the groundwater under these farms?

Question 5 5. Several years ago, a large sinkhole opened up inside the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The hole was big enough that numerous, expensive Corvettes fell in and were damaged. What happened underneath the museum to cause this sinkhole to occur?

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Question 6 6. Which statement is NOT true about wells?

Question 7 7. This is the most common type of well today.

Question 8 8. How far do you need to dig to create a functioning well?

Question 9 9. How deep can drilled wells go into the ground?

Question 10 10. Which is NOT true about a confined aquifer?

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Question 11 11. Which answer choice best describes a spring?

Question 12 12. Springs are classified by:

Question 13 13. Which type of spring will discharge the most water?

Question 14 14. Where would you be most likely to find a seepage spring?

Question 15 15. What are the two types of aquifers?

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Question 16 16. Why is ground water an important consideration when thinking about the stability of land?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is true about caverns and sinkholes?

Question 18 18. What is the name for an underground water reservoir?

Question 19 19. Which is NOT true about stalactites?

Question 20 20. What is subsidence?

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Question 21 21. Clay has _____ porosity and _____ permeability.

Question 22 22. Which answer choice BEST describes porosity?

Question 23 23. _____ affects where groundwater can go, while _____ and _____ determine how fast it can move underground.

Question 24 24. Which is NOT a factor that affects groundwater movement?

Question 25 25. Roger has lived in his house for a few decades. He's noticed that, when it rains a great deal, the ground near his house appears to be very slow at absorbing the water. But it does appear that, though it takes a long time, the ground has the capacity to hold a great deal of water. What would you say about this ground?

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Question 26 26. Where do we find groundwater?

Question 27 27. Groundwater is stored in _____?

Question 28 28. Groundwater makes up how much of Earth's LIQUID freshwater?

Question 29 29. Where is soil moisture found?

Question 30 30. Bob was digging into the ground for water. He dug down for a little while, and eventually he hit a depth where the hole filled with water at the bottom. What boundary did Bob cross right before his hole filled with water at the bottom?

Ground Water Systems Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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