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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Thursday July 31 , 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 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

2) Which cloud often has an anvil-shaped top?


3) 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

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

    atmospheric pressure
    molecular speed

5) 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

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


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

    cold fronts
    snow showers

8) In what type of cloud does hail form?


9) What does the heat index tell us?

    how hot it really is
    how warm it feels
    how humid it is
    how windy it is

10) Which of the following has the most hours of daylight (in the Northern Hemisphere)?

    September 21
    December 21
    March 21
    June 21

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