Peralta Community College District
Physical Geography
Rita D. Haberlin, Instructor

Hydologic Cycle (Water Cycle) Processes Identification Quiz

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The first six questions refer to this diagram.
PAK Diagram, Identify the Hydrologic Cycle Processes

1. In the diagram above, what is the hydrologic cycle process 1?

Condensation
Evaporation
Precipitation
Runoff
2. In the diagram above, what is the hydrologic cycle process 2?
Condensation
Precipitation
Transpiration
Runoff
3. In the diagram above, what is the hydrologic cycle process 3?
Condensation
Evaporation
Precipitation
Runoff
4. In the diagram above, what is the hydrologic cycle process 4?
Evaporation
Precipitation
Transpiration
Surface Water Runoff
5. In the diagram above, what is the hydrologic cycle process 5?
Evaporation
Groundwater Runoff
Precipitation
Surface Water Runoff
6. In the diagram above, what is the hydrologic cycle process 6?
Condensation
Evaporation
Groundwater Runoff
Surface Water Runoff
7. After precipitation, do plants increase or decrease the amount of surface water runoff?
Increase
Decrease
8. What is the force that causes surface water runoff to move from high places to low places?
Gravity
The Sun
9. As water evaporates from the ocean to the atmosphere, heat is:
Absorbed
Released
10. As clouds form (the process of condensation), latent heat is:
Absorbed
Released

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