Can You Answer 12 Basic Weather Questions?

Interesting weather we are having today? How’s the weather? We talk about the weather all the time. It is one of the simplest pieces of small talk you can engage it, but how much do we really know about it?

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We can't really start a quiz without weather, without determining what it is. So, what is a simple definition of weather?
The way the atmosphere is in a given place, at a given time, described by things such as temperature, dryness, wind, etc.
The average description of the atmosphere in an area over a period of time.
The way the atmosphere is in a place, irrespective of time.

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Which of the following is NOT a form of precipitation?
sleet
hail
snow
wind

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We love looking at them and image pictures in them, but really what are they? What is a cloud?
A collection of dust particles that get picked up in the air, gather together and form a group big enough to be seen from the ground.
A collection of water that was picked up into the air and cooled to the point where it forms liquid or ice particles that group together.
Marshmallows floating in the sky.
A collection of ice particles that are being warmed by the sun to make rain.

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Well, let's get a bit more technical. What are the primary causes of the wind on Earth?
Unequal warming of the planet from the sun.
Planetary rotation
Convection causing denser cool air to move to less-dense warm air
All of the above

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Speaking of wind, how powerful does the wind get in a tornado?
More than 150 miles per hour
More than 200 miles per hour
More than 300 miles per hour
More than 400 miles per hour

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Besides a tornado, another of the terrifying types of weather is the hurricane. It has a smaller cousin known as a tropical storm. What is the difference between the two?
A hurricane covers a much larger area than a tropical storm.
A hurricane has greater wind speed than a tropical storm.
There is no agreed upon difference between a hurricane and a tropical storm.
A hurricane is a tropical storm that has survived for a longer period of time.

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People have been talking recently about a drought in California. What exactly is a drought?
A day with hot, dry weather.
An day with little or no rain.
An extended period without any water.
An extended period without much rain or water.

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When watching a good horror movie, sometimes you need the help of the weather to give you good atmosphere. Nothing is scarier than a good bit of fog along the ground. But, what exactly is fog?
Dust kicked up by wind.
A cloud that has dropped down to the earth.
Water that condensed near the ground, creating a cloud or mist.
None of the above

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Before we get into the fun stuff, we still have one last piece of basic weather to discuss. What is the difference between lightning and thunder?
Lightning is when electricity travels between the ground and cloud, while thunder is when electricity is released across the cloud.
Thunder is the result a sonic boom created by lightening heating the air around it.
Lightning is the result of a build-up of electricity, caused by thunder.
Thunder and lightening are caused by Thor throwing a party.

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Alright, time for some extreme weather. We know that a blizzard is a really bad snowstorm. But, what was the most snow ever recorded in one place over a year?
21.1 meters (831 inches)
31.1 meters (1224 inches)
41.1 meters (1618 inches)
51.1 meters (2012 inches)

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Oh, I tricked you. We have one more important question that you have to get before we can let you pass elementary science. Are you ready for it? What are the three main types of clouds?
cumulus, stratus and cirrus
cumulus, stratus and circumfant
cumulus, circumfant and cirrus
circumfant, stratus and cirrus

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Congratulations, you have made it all the way to the last question. I hope you are feeling confident. We have looked at all the basics of weather. We have even looked at some crazy weather. Well, you have one last, final question to answer. Where does most of the energy come from to create the weather one Earth?
The Earth's Core
The spinning of the Earth
The Moon
The Sun

C+, Lost in the Storm

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I am sorry to say, but you might need to brush up on some of your science facts. Either weather doesn't bother you, or you might be a bit confused by what causes all of the rather crazy weather we have on this planet or you simply are not interested. I recommend reading a nice book on Earth and Ocean Sciences for a quick review.

B+, Enjoying the Breeze

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Congrats! You did rather well and seem to know the basics. Sure, you might not know the exact details about each type of common weather phenomena but you can handle yourself in daily conversation and keep up with a weather report. Good job on remembering the basic facts, and hey, you can always learn more and come and defeat this quiz later.

A+, Sailing on the Wind

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The wind, waves and atmosphere are yours. You seem to have a good grasp of the weather and a talent for knowing some of the more minuscule details about how this intricate system functions. You not only can understand a weather forecast but can use its information to your benefit. Great job!
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1
We can't really start a quiz without weather, without determining what it is. So, what is a simple definition of weather?
The way the atmosphere is in a given place, at a given time, described by things such as temperature, dryness, wind, etc.
The average description of the atmosphere in an area over a period of time.
The way the atmosphere is in a place, irrespective of time.
2
Which of the following is NOT a form of precipitation?
sleet
hail
snow
wind
3
We love looking at them and image pictures in them, but really what are they? What is a cloud?
A collection of dust particles that get picked up in the air, gather together and form a group big enough to be seen from the ground.
A collection of water that was picked up into the air and cooled to the point where it forms liquid or ice particles that group together.
Marshmallows floating in the sky.
A collection of ice particles that are being warmed by the sun to make rain.
4
Well, let's get a bit more technical. What are the primary causes of the wind on Earth?
Unequal warming of the planet from the sun.
Planetary rotation
Convection causing denser cool air to move to less-dense warm air
All of the above
5
Speaking of wind, how powerful does the wind get in a tornado?
More than 150 miles per hour
More than 200 miles per hour
More than 300 miles per hour
More than 400 miles per hour
6
Besides a tornado, another of the terrifying types of weather is the hurricane. It has a smaller cousin known as a tropical storm. What is the difference between the two?
A hurricane covers a much larger area than a tropical storm.
A hurricane has greater wind speed than a tropical storm.
There is no agreed upon difference between a hurricane and a tropical storm.
A hurricane is a tropical storm that has survived for a longer period of time.
7
People have been talking recently about a drought in California. What exactly is a drought?
A day with hot, dry weather.
An day with little or no rain.
An extended period without any water.
An extended period without much rain or water.
8
When watching a good horror movie, sometimes you need the help of the weather to give you good atmosphere. Nothing is scarier than a good bit of fog along the ground. But, what exactly is fog?
Dust kicked up by wind.
A cloud that has dropped down to the earth.
Water that condensed near the ground, creating a cloud or mist.
None of the above
9
Before we get into the fun stuff, we still have one last piece of basic weather to discuss. What is the difference between lightning and thunder?
Lightning is when electricity travels between the ground and cloud, while thunder is when electricity is released across the cloud.
Thunder is the result a sonic boom created by lightening heating the air around it.
Lightning is the result of a build-up of electricity, caused by thunder.
Thunder and lightening are caused by Thor throwing a party.
10
Alright, time for some extreme weather. We know that a blizzard is a really bad snowstorm. But, what was the most snow ever recorded in one place over a year?
21.1 meters (831 inches)
31.1 meters (1224 inches)
41.1 meters (1618 inches)
51.1 meters (2012 inches)
11
Oh, I tricked you. We have one more important question that you have to get before we can let you pass elementary science. Are you ready for it? What are the three main types of clouds?
cumulus, stratus and cirrus
cumulus, stratus and circumfant
cumulus, circumfant and cirrus
circumfant, stratus and cirrus
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Congratulations, you have made it all the way to the last question. I hope you are feeling confident. We have looked at all the basics of weather. We have even looked at some crazy weather. Well, you have one last, final question to answer. Where does most of the energy come from to create the weather one Earth?
The Earth's Core
The spinning of the Earth
The Moon
The Sun

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