Earth: an introduction to physical geology, 10e (tarbuck/lutgens/tasa) 17. 1 multiple-choice questions: after ice sheets and glaciers, ________ contain(s) the next highest percentage of the earth"s freshwater, the atmosphere, lakes and rivers, groundwater, rocks & minerals. Diff: 1: which common, rock-forming mineral or mineral group is most readily dissolved by groundwater, calcite, quartz, feldspars, clay minerals. Diff: 1: which of the following is not a general characteristic of groundwater, constant temperature year round, rarely contains dissolved constituents, rarely contains suspended sediment, supply is independent of short droughts. 1: ________ controls the ease (or difficulty) of groundwater transmission through a porous material, potability, portability, permeosity, permeability. Diff: 1: ________ are characteristics found in all good aquifers, high porosity and high permeability, low permeability and high potability, high potability and high portability, low porosity and low permeability. Diff: 1: a ________ is the icicle-like speleothem that grows down from the roof of a cavern, stalandite, stalactite, stalagmite, slagdite.