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Michigan Merit Exam: Hydrogeology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Where is most of Earth's LIQUID freshwater?

Question 2 2. _____ is the movement of soil particles by water, and _____ is when they are left in a new place.

Question 3 3. _____ is water that is held in the ground, but above groundwater, and can be found in the spaces between dirt particles following irrigation or rain.

Question 4 4. Transpiration is the process that occurs when _____.

Question 5 5. Which answer choice BEST describes porosity?

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Question 6 6. Water covers 70% of the Earth's surface. Of that, 97% of all the water on Earth comes from _____, while 3% is _____.

Question 7 7. Which is an effect of groundwater?

Question 8 8. Why is the water cycle significant to Earth's habitats?

Question 9 9. Runoff occurs when:

Question 10 10. Which is NOT a factor that affects groundwater movement?

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Question 11 11. How much of Earth's population relies on groundwater?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT an agent of erosion?

Question 13 13. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT true about the water cycle?

Question 15 15. Groundwater is stored in _____?

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Question 16 16. Which statement is NOT true about evaporation?

Question 17 17. When waves break down a sea cliff, pick up and carry the debris, and dump on the shore forming a beach, what processes are happening, and in what order are they happening?

Question 18 18. Surface water is mostly found on Earth in the form of _____.

Question 19 19. What are the three main parts of the water cycle?

Question 20 20. How is erosion different from weathering?

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Question 21 21. How much 'new' water is made through the processes of the water cycle?

Question 22 22. _____ affects where groundwater can go, while _____ and _____ determine how fast it can move underground.

Question 23 23. Why is groundwater more vulnerable than surface water?

Question 24 24. Non-point source pollution is

Question 25 25. What is the most likely source of nutrient pollution?

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Question 26 26. Which is NOT a source of groundwater pollution?

Question 27 27. Why is overdrawing aquifers a problem?

Question 28 28. Clay has _____ porosity and _____ permeability.

Question 29 29. 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?

Question 30 30. How are permeability and porosity different?

Michigan Merit Exam: Hydrogeology Chapter Exam Instructions

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