How Much Do You Know About Climatology? Trivia Quiz

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Climatology, also known as climate science is the research-based study of climate. This modern scientific research is considered as a branch of the atmospheric sciences and a subfield of physical geography. Climatology also includes features of oceanography and biogeochemistry. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about climatology. Let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the acronym GPS stand for?

    • A.

      Gambling predictions system

    • B.

      Global Positioning system

    • C.

      Grading people symbolically

    Correct Answer
    B. Global Positioning system
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Global Positioning system. GPS is an acronym that stands for Global Positioning System. It is a navigation system that uses satellites to provide accurate location and timing information anywhere on Earth. It is widely used in various applications such as navigation devices, smartphones, and vehicle tracking systems.

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  • 2. 

    What does a GPS do?

    • A.

      Tells you when you're under water

    • B.

      Shows your altitude

    • C.

      Shows your geographical location

    • D.

      Tells the temperature

    • E.

      Shows the air pressure

    Correct Answer
    C. Shows your geographical location
    Explanation
    A GPS (Global Positioning System) is a navigation system that uses satellite signals to determine the precise location of a receiver on Earth. It calculates latitude, longitude, and sometimes altitude to accurately pinpoint a person's or object's geographical location. This information is then displayed on a device, such as a smartphone or GPS unit, allowing users to track their position and navigate to specific destinations. A GPS does not provide information about being underwater, altitude, temperature, or air pressure.

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  • 3. 

    What is the purpose of a Stevenson Screen?

    • A.

      Measures the temperature of an area

    • B.

      Measures the humidity of an area

    • C.

      Measures wind speed

    • D.

      A and B

    • E.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B
    Explanation
    A Stevenson Screen is used to protect meteorological instruments, such as thermometers and hygrometers, from external factors that could affect their accuracy. It shields these instruments from direct sunlight, precipitation, and other sources of heat or moisture, ensuring that they measure the temperature and humidity of the surrounding area accurately. Therefore, the purpose of a Stevenson Screen is to measure both the temperature and humidity of an area.

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  • 4. 

    How do winds blow?

    • A.

      From high pressure to low pressure

    • B.

      From low pressure to high pressure

    • C.

      From the sea to the land

    • D.

      From the land to the sea

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. From high pressure to low pressure
    Explanation
    Winds blow from high pressure to low pressure because air always moves from areas of higher pressure to areas of lower pressure. The movement of air is driven by the pressure gradient force, which causes air to flow from regions of higher atmospheric pressure to regions of lower atmospheric pressure. This movement of air creates wind.

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  • 5. 

    What happens to temperature as you go to higher altitudes?

    • A.

      Temperature rises by 1 degree Centigrade every 150 metres

    • B.

      Temperature rises by 150 degrees Centigrade every 1 metre

    • C.

      Temperature decreases by 1 degree Centigrade every 150 metres

    • D.

      Temperature stays the same

    Correct Answer
    C. Temperature decreases by 1 degree Centigrade every 150 metres
    Explanation
    As you go to higher altitudes, the temperature decreases by 1 degree Centigrade every 150 meters. This is due to the decrease in air pressure at higher altitudes, which causes the air molecules to spread out and become less dense. As a result, there is less heat energy in the air, leading to a decrease in temperature. This phenomenon is known as the lapse rate, and it is a common characteristic of the Earth's atmosphere.

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  • 6. 

    The equator has a ___ pressure, while 30 degrees north of the equator has a ___ pressure

    • A.

      High/low

    • B.

      Low/high

    Correct Answer
    B. Low/high
    Explanation
    The equator has a low pressure because the warm air at the equator rises, creating a region of low pressure. On the other hand, 30 degrees north of the equator has a high pressure because the air that rose at the equator eventually cools and sinks around this latitude, creating a region of high pressure.

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  • 7. 

    What is the Coriolis effect?

  • 8. 

    What is climate?

    • A.

      He composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.

    • B.

      An increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.

    • C.

      The state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.

    Correct Answer
    A. He composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
    Explanation
    The correct answer defines climate as the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, including factors such as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds. It emphasizes that these conditions are averaged over a series of years, providing a long-term perspective on the weather patterns in a specific area.

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  • 9. 

    What are Doldrums?

    • A.

      The Polar highs

    • B.

      The Sub-Polar Lows

    • C.

      The Sub-tropical highs

    • D.

      The Equatorial Lows

    Correct Answer
    D. The Equatorial Lows
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Equatorial Lows". The Doldrums refer to a region near the equator where the trade winds converge, causing calm or light winds. This area is characterized by low pressure and is known for its lack of consistent winds, making it difficult for sailors to navigate.

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  • 10. 

    Which is a name for a pressure zone?

    • A.

      Cow dung lows

    • B.

      Horse Latitude lows

    • C.

      Horse latitude highs

    • D.

      Cow dung highs

    • E.

      Pony butt lows

    Correct Answer
    C. Horse latitude highs
    Explanation
    Horse latitude highs refer to a pressure zone located at around 30 degrees north and south of the equator. In these areas, the atmospheric pressure is generally high, resulting in calm and stable weather conditions. The term "horse latitude" originated from the old practice of sailors throwing horses overboard when becalmed in these regions due to lack of food and water. This answer option correctly identifies a pressure zone and is the most appropriate choice among the given options.

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