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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Saturday June 25 , 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) Which cloud often has an anvil-shaped top?


2) Which of the following is not a way of producing clouds?

    lifting air over a mountain
    lifting air along a weather front
    warming the surface of the earth

3) 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

4) A storm surge is associated with which of the following?

    cold fronts
    snow showers

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

    January 3
    March 3
    July 3
    September 3

6) The winds around a low pressure system rotate (around the center)

    counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
    counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere
    clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
    no rotation

7) The jet stream blows from

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

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


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

    September 21
    December 21
    March 21
    June 21

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

    latent transfer

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