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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Wednesday July 01 , 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) The horse latitudes are the result of:

    the polar front jet stream
    the intertropical convergence zone
    the subtropical high
    the subpolar lows
    the polar high


2) A anemometer measures...

    temperature
    air pressure
    wind speed
    humidity


3) 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


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

    January 3
    March 3
    July 3
    September 3


5) 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


6) 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


7) In what type of cloud does hail form?

    cirrus
    cirrocumulus
    nimbostratus
    cumulonimbus


8) The amount of water vapor in the air refers to...

    rain
    snow
    sleet
    humidity


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

    wind
    sun
    air pressure
    rain


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

    anemometer
    phychrometer
    ceilometer
    thermometer




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