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How Much Do You Really Know About Weather?

Regardless of where people are, one of the things most people complain about almost every day is the weather. The fact is that weather affects almost all of us to one degree or another on nearly a daily basis. It is a common topic of discussion and most people have opinions about it. Yet, how much do you really know about weather? This quiz isn’t quite as simple as you might imagine.

  • Question of

    As compared to the temperatures of today, there is evidence that the global temperatures 2,000 years ago, around the time of Jesus, was:

    • much hotter
    • much colder
    • about the same
  • Question of

    True or false: It is believed that for over 95% of the time the earth has been around, it hasn’t had polar ice caps.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The highest wind speed ever recorded on Earth, at ground level, was about:

    • 157 mph
    • 212 mph
    • 302 mph
  • Question of

    More damage and loss of life occurs during this weather phenomenon than any other.

    • Lightning
    • Hurricanes
    • Tornadoes
  • Question of

    True or false: Lightning can strike even when the sky is cloudless.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    True or false: Snow won’t fall if the air temperature gets too cold.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    True or false: A forest fire can create its own weather, including lightning, hail, rain, and tornadoes.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The largest recorded amount of rain to ever fall in an one hour period was 12 inches and it occurred in June 1947. Where did this record breaking rainfall amount occur?

    • Hilo, Hawaii
    • Jaipur, India
    • Holt, Missouri
    • Commerson, Reunion
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a function of weather?

    • Relative humidity
    • Wind speed
    • Soil temperature
    • Air pressure
  • Question of

    True or false: Thunderstorms can and do occur during snowstorms.

    • True
    • False

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