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Strange Weather Quiz

To test what you know about unusual weather conditions. 12 Questions.

 
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1

St. Elmo's Fire sometimes occurs during

  • Tornadoes
  • Thunderstorms
  • Cyclones

2

The Mistral and the Santa Ana are examples of

  • Katabatic winds
  • Kiribati winds
  • Kaleidoscopic winds

3

Which is not a kind of lightning?

  • Riband
  • Bead
  • Ball

4

Ball lightning moves...

  • Faster than normal lightning
  • More slowly than normal lightning
  • At the same speed

5

Which of these does not involve rotation?

  • Waterspout
  • Whirlpool
  • Mirage

6

In a thunderstorm, you should not

  • Crouch down
  • Stand under a tree
  • Shelter in a car with windows closed

7

In 1939, frogs fell from the skies in...

  • Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  • Glastonbury, Somerset
  • Trowbridge, Wiltshire

8

What is a microburst?

  • Hailstorm
  • Tidal wave
  • Vertical movement of air

9

Haloes around the sun or the moon are caused by...

  • Rainbows
  • Ice crystals
  • Tsunamis

10

The Aurora Borealis can be seen near...

  • The South Pole
  • The North Pole
  • The Equator

11

Which phenomenon should sailors be least afraid of?

  • A rogue wave
  • A white squall
  • St. Elmo's Fire

12

And finally, who wrote 'Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.' ?

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • William Wordsworth
  • Samuel Coleridge

 

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