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The SCO Weather Quiz

The SCO Weather Quiz for

Tuesday November 25 , 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 is the ionosphere?

    a layer of the atmosphere that is filled with unstable gases
    a region in the troposphere where there is a large concentration of ions
    another name for the ozone layer
    a region in the thermosphere where there is a large concentration of ions

2) The official dates for the Atlantic hurricane season are...

    June 1 through November 30
    December 1 through May 30
    March 1 through May 30
    December 1 through February 28

3) A anemometer measures...

    air pressure
    wind speed

4) What is evaporation?

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

5) The albedo of a substance is its:

    moisture content

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

    January 3
    March 3
    July 3
    September 3

7) The jet stream blows from

    north to south
    west to east
    east to west
    south to north

8) In winter, high pressure systems have _______ weather associated with them.

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

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

    cold fronts
    snow showers

10) 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

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