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Quiz 1

Question #1: In the 1980's, a would-be pilot in California did what audacious thing?
Question #2: Of the 154 disasters declared in PA since 1954, how many are attributed directly to flooding?
Question #3: When winter sets in on Mars, the global atmospheric pressure drops by what percentage due to cooling?
Question #4: What was the weight of the snow that fell during the Buffalo storm in December 2001?
Question #5: How many thermometers were documented to be in use during the Revolutionary War?
Question #6: What new connection did a British volcanologist make between weather and volcanoes?
Question #7: What was not true about the tornado season during 2002 in the U.S.?
Question #8: Which of the following college basketball teams is not a correct weather match for their nickname?
Question #9: What significant event has Weather World marked since the last trivia contest?
Question #10: Approximately how much rain does it take to wet the ground under a fully-leafed maple tree?
Question #11: Which was true about the winter of 2001-2002? It was the:
Question #12: Who said "Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get"?
Question #13: What atmospheric factor contributed to the quarter billion dollar losses in Italy's wine industry?
Question #14: What did an engineer from England propose as a method to bring rain to the deserts?
Question #15: Willy Shoemaker, the winningest jockey ever, rose a horse named ____.
Question #16: What is the primary use of snow fences in the West?
Question #17: According to the London Times, it snowed in Munich, Germany last Sept. The last time it snowed so early in the season was when:
Question #18: When considering all the islands of the world together, the wettest and driest place is in the same island chain. Which chain?
Question #19: Seagulls do many things when it is about to rain, except what?
Question #20: Water stored in the rocks composing the mantle of the earth is enough to fill how many oceans?

Quiz 2

Question #1: Since records began in 1973, what was true about this past averaged over the cold season's (2002-2003) snow cover across the Northern Hemisphere?
Question #2: Researchers in Barrow, AK, have been surprised to find an abundance of what element on the ground snow during each spring?
Question #3: The majority (60%) of dogs that show fear during thunderstorms take refuge in what location?
Question #4: Usually automobiles are considered the main source of pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, but a study published last March points the finger at which of the following natural polluter?
Question #5: Weather balloons have begun to use a new instrument package named after which character?
Question #6: About how many cloud to ground lightning strikes occur each year in the contiguous U.S.?
Question #7: A dry, woolen overcoat when taken into a cold, moist air mass will increase its temperature by how much due to absorption of moisture?
Question #8: Which of the following is not true about positive lightning strokes?
Question #9: Police in South Africa last year arrested people in Limpopo because the weather caused them to turn violent against a neighbor; what weather caused the crime?
Question #10: Tornadoes are measured by a scale which measures their destruction. Each number on the scale has a comparable name. Which of the following is not a Fujita Scale name for a twister?
Question #11: In February 2003, France drew up plans to protect 100,000 works of art. What atmospheric factor led to this plan?
Question #12: The Hubble Space Telescope has recently measured the winds at the equator of Saturn. The speed of 600 miles an hour has changed how much in the past two decades?
Question #13: Migraine headaches have a seasonality to their occurrence. Which season (in the Northern Hemisphere) is associated with the fewest migraines?
Question #14: The tragic destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 has had the following confirmed effects on the atmosphere of lower Manhattan?
Question #15: Several hundred waterspouts develop in the Florida Keys each year. What percent rotate clockwise or anti-cyclonically?
Question #16: Which teams building superintendent admitted to directing its ventilation in a favorable way for its home team when the game was close?
Question #17: In Thailand, the crown prince presides over the Royal Plowing Ceremony each year, where the weather is forecast for the year to come. How is the prediction made?
Question #18: A drought over the ocean around Hawaii during the past decade has had the following known effect?
Question #19: According to a recent study, which of the following days of the week have a larger temperature change from day to night in the eastern United States?
Question #20: There has been a steady improvement in predicting precipitation across the United States, however, there is one month when there has been no improvement at all during the past 25 years. Which month is it?

Quiz 1 Answers

Question #1: tied weather balloons to a lawn chair and soared to 13,000 feet
Question #2: 102
Question #3: 45%
Question #4: 2.1 billion pounds OR 25 billion pounds
Question #5: 13
Question #6: heavy rain can lead to volcanic eruptions
Question #7: had fewest tornadoes recorded in 20 years
Question #8: the Hailstones of Wheaton College
Question #9: reception of the American Meteorological Society's TV award
Question #10: 0.05 inches
Question #11: snowiest in Marquette, second least snowiest in Grand Rapids
Question #12: Robert Heilein
Question #13: tennis ball sized hailstones hit the region
Question #14: release water from a convoy of trucks at the edge of the desert
Question #15: Patchy Ground Fog
Question #16: to create pools of melt water
Question #17: Frederick III was king of Austria
Question #18: The Hawaiian Islands
Question #19: fly out to sea
Question #20: 5

Quiz 2 Answers

Question #1: it was the most extensive on record
Question #2: Mercury
Question #3: the bath tub
Question #4: scotch pines
Question #5: Snow White
Question #6: 20-25 million
Question #7: 9-10 degrees F
Question #8: hail occurs near most positive strokes
Question #9: a series of coincidental lightning strikes
Question #10: Awesome
Question #11: recent floods in central Europe
Question #12: down 40%
Question #13: winter
Question #14: fewer lightning strikes
Question #15: 10%
Question #16: The Twins
Question #17: selecting a cloth a feeding the oxen some food
Question #18: caused less carbon dioxide to be absorbed by the ocean
Question #19: Saturday-Sunday
Question #20: July


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