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What is the Hydrosphere? - Definition & Examples

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Which of the following is a definition of the hydrosphere?

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1. Which of the following is not a part of the hydrologic cycle?

2. Which of the following statements is not true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the Earth's hydrosphere. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes identifying the parts of the hydrologic cycle as well as describing the process of infiltration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Hydrosphere defined
  • Parts of the hydrologic cycle
  • Infiltration described
  • Freshwater and salt water concentrations on Earth

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the hydrosphere
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding parts of the hydrologic cycle and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of infiltration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about freshwater and saltwater concentrations in relation to Earth's hydrosphere

Additional Learning

Learn more about Earth's water supply by reviewing the accompanying lesson on What is the Hydrosphere? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe Earth's hydrosphere
  • Tell the approximate volume of Earth's water
  • Know how much saltwater vs. freshwater there is on Earth
  • Explain what a hydrologic cycle is and the driving force behind it
  • Detail five stages of Earth's hydrologic cycle
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