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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Monday August 29 , 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).

INSTRUCTIONS:

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) Which of the following has the most hours of daylight (in the Northern Hemisphere)?

    September 21
    December 21
    March 21
    June 21


2) Low pressure systems usually have ______ weather associated with them.

    fair
    sunny
    clear
    rainy


3) What does the heat index tell us?

    how hot it really is
    how warm it feels
    how humid it is
    how windy it is


4) What does the wind chill index measure?

    how cold it really is
    how cold it feels
    how windy it is
    how windy it feels


5) A tornado watch is issued...

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


6) 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


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

    Florida
    Mississippi Valley
    Pacific Northwest
    western Great Plains


8) Lines connecting areas of equal atmospheric pressure are known as...

    isotherms
    isobars
    fronts
    isohyets


9) Where do the most tornadoes occur in the United States?

    Pacific Northwest
    Deserts in the Southwest
    Northeast U.S.
    Great Plains States


10) The scale used to measure wind speeds by visible signs is known as the _______ scale.

    Beaufort
    Richter
    Palmer
    Bergeron




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