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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Friday September 04 , 2015

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) The official dates for the Atlantic hurricane season are...

    June 1 through November 30
    December 1 through May 30
    March 1 through May 30
    December 1 through February 28


3) The transfer of heat by direct contact is called...

    radiation
    convection
    latent transfer
    conduction


4) In an average year, which of the following types of weather phenomena results in the most deaths in the United States?

    hurricanes
    lightning
    tornadoes
    floods


5) Which of the following devices is used to measure cloud height?

    anemometer
    phychrometer
    ceilometer
    thermometer


6) What wind speeds must be reached in order for a tropical storm to be considered a hurricane?

    200 mph
    74 mph
    53 mph
    66 mph


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

    satellites
    radars
    computers
    all of the above


8) What is a funnel cloud?

    a fluffy, white cloud
    thin, light clouds
    a rotating column of air, not touching the ground
    a rotating column of air, touching the ground


9) Which storm covers the largest area?

    tornado
    severe thunderstorm
    hurricane
    rain shower


10) When is storm surge the most dangerous?

    when the coastline is rocky
    when the tide is moving out
    when it is high tide
    when the waves are already big




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