Anne’s Quiz #32


I found much of this information on the internet. The National Weather Service is a good starting point for current weather conditions and predictions around the world. They have a lot of other information, too, on safety and education.

To the right: Tornado photographed in Alfalfa, OK, 22 May 1981 by the National Severe Storms Laboratory. Other public-domain images are available at the Storm Prediction Center's website. [Photo courtesy of NSSL]

1. When did hurricanes and Cyclones begin having both masculine and feminine names?
a) 1901
b) 1942
c) 1953
d) 1978
2. What does the word 'nimbus' in a cloud name mean?
a) rain
b) high
c) ice
d) hail
3. During what month of the year is the Earth closest to the sun?
a) July
b) March
c) January
d) September
4. What does a barometer measure?
a) temperature
b) pressure
c) water content
d) light
5. How big was the largest hailstone on record?
a) 5 centimeters in diameter
b) 4.5 inches in diameter
c) 17.5 inches in circumference
d) 60 centimeters in circumference
6. What does the Fujita Scale measure?
a) Damage caused by tornadoes
b) Wind speed of hurricanes
c) Flood conditions
d) Earthquake intensity
7. How much water is needed in a flash flood situation to float your car?
a) 6 inches
b) 2 feet
c) 1 meter
d) 2 meters
8. How fast must winds be to call a storm a hurricane?
a) 20 mph
b) 34 mph
c) 74 mph
d) 100 mph
9. What is the most snowfall ever recorded for a winter season?
a) 450 inches
b) 950 centimeters
c) 1230 centimeters
d) 1130 inches
10. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, what does it mean?
a) 6 more weeks of winter
b) an early spring
c) he's done hibernating
d) not much


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quiz 32 created 3-13-02