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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Monday December 22 , 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) 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

2) 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

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

    all of the above

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

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

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

    January 3
    March 3
    July 3
    September 3

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) What makes thunder?

    the collision of thunderstorm clouds
    the heat of lightning causing quick movements of air
    the light of lightning traveling at the speed of light
    the strike of lightning on an object on the Earth

8) What does the wind chill index measure?

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

9) What is the Gulf Stream?

    a large river that empties into the Gulf of Mexico
    a fast moving layer of air that transports weather systems
    a warm ocean current in the Atlantic Ocean
    a cold ocean current in the Pacific Ocean

10) Which instrument measures air pressure?


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