Class 7 Science Chapter 16 MCQ

Class 7 Science Chapter 16 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of Water: A Precious Resource with answers and explanation of each question updated for academic session 2021-2022. All the questions are useful for school test, terminal test, or final exams.

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Class 7 Science Chapter 16 MCQ for 2021-2022

Class: 7Science
Chapter: 16Water: A Precious Resource
Contents: MCQ Online Test with Answers and Explanation

MCQ Tests with Answers for Class 7 Science Chapter 16


Which of the following statement is or are correct?

[A]. Water is essential for the existence of life.
[B]. Without water, there would be no living things on the earth.
[C]. Actually about 71% of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
[D]. All the above

Seas and oceans are full of water on earth. However, a very small percentage of water present on earth is available for us. This percentage is roughly:

[A]. 0.006%
[B]. 0.06%
[C]. 0.6%
[D]. 6%

Consider the following statements and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. The saline water of seas and oceans is not fit for human consumption.
[B]. The water which is fit for use by human beings is called fresh water.
[C]. The readily available fresh water for use by human beings is only is 0.014% of all the fresh water present on the earth.
[D]. None of the above

Which of the following are not the liquid forms of water? Choose the correct combinations:

[A]. Snow, water vapor, ice
[B]. Snow and lake water
[C]. Lake water and river water
[D]. Water vapor

Sanjeev is doing his homework which is given by his teacher. Would you help him to choose the incorrect sentences?

[A]. Condensation of water vapor forms clouds.
[B]. The trees and plants put some of this water into air as water vapor by the process of transpiration.
[C]. The process of seeping of water into the ground is called infiltration.
[D]. None of the above


Kriti is completed her science chapter where she wrote some statements. She wants to know whether the statements are correct or not? Kriti wants to take help from you:

[A]. Water is present in liquid form in ocean, river, lakes, ponds and under the ground.
[B]. Water is present in gas form as water vapor in the air or atmosphere around us.
[C]. Water is present in solid form on snow covered mountains, glaciers and as ice caps on the poles of the earth.
[D]. All the above

Which of the following is a way to use water economically?

[A]. Construction of bawris
[B]. Rain water harvesting
[C]. Drip irrigation
[D]. Infiltration

Some of the causes for the shortage of water are:

[A]. Day by day increasing population
[B]. Growing irrigation requirement of agriculture
[C]. Rapid growth of industries
[D]. All the above

Recently, in a science class test, you are asked a question where you have to say whether the statements are correct or not?

[A]. A rock which allows water to pass through it is called a permeable rock.
[B]. Rock which does not allow water to pass through it is called an impermeable rock.
[C]. Upper level of water under the ground which occupies all the spaces in the soil and rocks, is called water table.
[D]. All the above

Consider the following statements and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. The water table varies from place to place and it may even change at a given place.
[B]. The water table rises and falls depending upon the amount of rainwater which seeps into the ground, and on how much ground water is drawn out.
[C]. The village children cannot attend their school regularly because they spend hours in fetching water.
[D]. None of the above


Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the correct one:

[A]. The main source of groundwater is the rain.
[B]. The water found below the water table is called groundwater.
[C]. The underground layer of soil and permeable rocks in which water collects under the ground is called an aquifer.
[D]. All the above

Water cycle does not involve which of the following?

[A]. Evaporation
[B]. Condensation
[C]. Formation of clouds
[D]. Rainwater harvesting

Priyam appeared in class test but he confused to know the incorrect statement. Would you help him to know that?

[A]. Snow and ice both are solid form of water.
[B]. Year 2003 was observed as the International year of freshwater.
[C]. Rapid growth of industries is one of the causes for water shortage.
[D]. The process of seeping of water into ground is called filtration.

Which of the following is not responsible for water shortage?

[A]. Rapid growth of industries
[B]. Increasing population
[C]. Heavy rainfall
[D]. Mismanagement of water resources

Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Water vapor is the gaseous form of water.
[B]. Ice is solid, whereas snow is the semi solid form of water.
[C]. Ocean water cannot be used for domestic purposes.
[D]. Rapid growth of industries is one of the causes for water shortage or depletion.


The water bearing layer of the earth is called:

[A]. Conifer
[B]. Hydrosphere
[C]. Aquifer
[D]. Water table

Which of the following process will be affected due to water scarcity on plants?

[A]. Evaporation and photosynthesis
[B]. Photosynthesis and respiration
[C]. Evaporation and respiration
[D]. Photosynthesis and transpiration

Water which falls from the clouds as rain or snow is called:

[A]. Condensation
[B]. Precipitation
[C]. Infiltration
[D]. Transpiration

Which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. A huge amount of water is required for the construction work.
[B]. The increasing population needs more and more water for its day-to-day activities.
[C]. At the time of scanty rainfall much more ground water is drawn out by the people for various purposes.
[D]. If there are less number of trees and plants in the forest, more rain water will seep into the ground.

Check-dams were built on the river “Rukmavati” and its tributaries in Gujarat mainly to

[A]. Generate hydropower
[B]. Grow paddy crop
[C]. Provided water to wild animals
[D]. Recharge ground water


Which of the following does not deplete the water table at a place?

[A]. Increasing number of tube-wells
[B]. Increasing deforestation
[C]. Scanty rainfall
[D]. Increasing snowfall

Which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. One way of increasing the availability of water to overcome its shortage is rainwater harvesting.
[B]. Drip irrigation is a system of narrow pipes with small holes which deliver water directly at the base of the plants.
[C]. In ancient times, “Big boros” were mainly set up in cities and big towns for collecting water during drought periods
[D]. None of the above

Some of the effects of scarcity of water on plants are:

[A]. Shortage of food
[B]. Shortage of oxygen for breathing
[C]. Lesser rainfall
[D]. All the above

What role you can play to minimize wastage of water:

[A]. Get the leaking taps repaired immediately because these taps waste a lot of water.
[B]. Take bath by filling water in a bucket and not directly under the flowing tap.
[C]. Use the water from washing rice, vegetables or fruits for watering the plants at home.
[D]. All the above

In a science quiz competition, Latika are asked a question where she had to choose the statement which was/were incorrect?

[A]. A place called Bhujpur in the Kutch area of Gujarat state has a very erratic rainfall.
[B]. In 1989, the village people along with a Non-Government Organization (NGO) decided to harvest rainwater.
[C]. Rajasthan is hot and dry place which gets a meagre rainfall.
[D]. The scarcity of water will not affect the nutrient, uptake by the plants and the process of food making photosynthesis in plants.

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