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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Friday September 19 , 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) In winter, high pressure systems have _______ weather associated with them.

    warm and rainy
    warm and cloudy
    warm and foggy
    clear and cool


2) What does the heat index tell us?

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


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

    satellites
    radars
    computers
    all of the above


4) 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


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

    wind
    sun
    air pressure
    rain


6) 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


7) When a tornado warning has been issued for your area you should...

    open all windows in your house
    get in your car and drive to a shelter
    take shelter in a windowless room on the lowest level of your house
    watch the television for updates and not worry about it


8) 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


9) 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


10) What is evaporation?

    liquid to vapor
    liquid to ice
    ice to vapor
    vapor to liquid




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