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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Thursday November 26 , 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).


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 does the wind chill index measure?

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

2) 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

3) In an average year, which of the following types of weather phenomena results in the most deaths in the United States?


4) 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

5) A measure of the average speed of air molecules is:

    atmospheric pressure
    molecular speed

6) What is a radiosonde?

    a thermometer that gives readings in Fahrenheit and Centigrade simultaneously
    a box filled with instruments that takes measurements from the air
    an instrument that is attached to ocean buoys that records sea surface temperatures
    a parachute

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

    January 3
    March 3
    July 3
    September 3

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


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


10) The direction the winds rotate around the center of a low pressure system is

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

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