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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Saturday July 23 , 2016

DESCRIPTION: The SCO Weather Quiz is composed of weather-related questionsthat have been randomly selected from the SCO quiz question master list. The test is targeted at elementary school students, but may provide some challenge to people of all ages (we were even stumped on a few). The quiz is updated daily with a new list of questions; however, you may see some questions repeated from day to day (give us time to add more questions to the master list).


1) Respond to each of the questions below by pressing the button next to the answer you think best answers the question above. These questions are not intended to be trick questions.

2) Make sure to answer ALL questions in order for your score to be used in the calculation of test averages.

3) Press the "Grade" button at the bottom to see how your score stacks up against your classmates.

1) On approximately what date is Earth closest to the Sun?

    January 3
    March 3
    July 3
    September 3

2) Which layer of the atmosphere contains the weather?


3) What is a warm front?

    a warm and cold air boundary with warm air advancing
    a warm and cold air boundary with cold air advancing
    a warm and cold air boundary with neither cold nor warm air advancing
    an area of high pressure

4) When is a tornado warning issued?

    when a tornado has been spotted
    when conditions are favorable for the formation of tornados
    only in the winter
    during every thunderstorm

5) The jet stream blows from

    north to south
    west to east
    east to west
    south to north

6) How many degrees north of the Equator is the Arctic Circle?


7) The range between the daily maximum temperature and the daily minimum temperature is usually greater if the air is:

    very dry
    very humid
    neither dry nor humid

8) During which months does the Southeastern US see the greatest number of tornadoes?


9) What do meteorologists use to enable them to predict the weather?

    all of the above

10) The region in the U.S. with the greatest annual frequency of hail is:

    Mississippi Valley
    Pacific Northwest
    western Great Plains

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