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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Tuesday September 30 , 2014

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) 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

2) Which country has the most occurrances of tornadoes per year?

    the former Soviet Union
    United States

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

    cold fronts
    snow showers

4) The change of state from ice to water vapor is:


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) What is a cold 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

7) Energy required to change a substance from one state to another is called...

    specific heat
    sensible heat
    latent heat
    heat capacity

8) 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

9) The Coriolis force is strongest when the wind speed is ___________ and the latitude is ___________.


10) In what type of cloud does hail form?


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