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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Wednesday October 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).

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) The range between the daily maximum temperature and the daily minimum temperature is usually greater if the air is:

    very dry
    very humid
    neither dry nor humid


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
    subsidence


3) 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


4) On approximately what date is Earth farthest from the Sun?

    January 3
    March 3
    July 3
    September 3


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

    anemometer
    phychrometer
    ceilometer
    thermometer


6) Why do hurricanes generally not continue onto land?

    tropical storms need warm water to operate
    tropical storms need smooth surfaces, such as the ocean, to operate
    the pressure over land masses is not low enough for hurricanes
    all of the above


7) The winds around a high pressure system rotate (around the center)

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


8) 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


9) What is the driving force of weather on earth?

    wind
    sun
    air pressure
    rain


10) 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




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