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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Tuesday September 02 , 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) How many degrees north of the Equator is the Arctic Circle?

    23.5
    49
    66.5
    90


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

    anemometer
    phychrometer
    ceilometer
    thermometer


3) 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


4) Low pressure systems usually have ______ weather associated with them.

    fair
    sunny
    clear
    rainy


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

    satellites
    radars
    computers
    all of the above


6) In what type of cloud does hail form?

    cirrus
    cirrocumulus
    nimbostratus
    cumulonimbus


7) The transfer of heat by direct contact is called...

    radiation
    convection
    latent transfer
    conduction


8) The layer of the atmosphere that contains almost all of the weather on earth is called:

    thermosphere
    stratosphere
    troposphere
    exosphere


9) Clouds are formed by...

    humidity
    evaporation
    condensation
    sublimation


10) Which type of cloud is associated with rain?

    nimbostratus
    cumulus
    stratus
    cirrostratus




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