Lightning Facts a True Or False Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Lightning kills an average of 50 people per year in the United States.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Lightning kills an average of 73 people per year in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    Greek and Roman temples often were erected at sites where lightning struck.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    They worshipped the gods here in an attempt to appease them.

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  • 3. 

    A single lightning strike can kill several people who are in physical contact with one another or are in close enough range that the strike can spread out over the ground.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This is especially dangerous at sporting events. This could include spectators sitting on the same bleacher seat or football players in a huddle.

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  • 4. 

    The first thing that you should do if you are outside and there is lightning is get into a hard-topped all-metal vehicle.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You should first go inside a completely covered building, then second you should go to a hard-topped all-metal vehicle.

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  • 5. 

    If you are in the mountains and lightning begins to strike, you should quickly get below the treeline and get into a grove of small trees.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Make absoulutely sure that you are not standing next to a tall tree when you are in the mountains. If you are standing next to a tall tree, you are more likely to get struck by lightning that you are if you are in a group of small trees.

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  • 6. 

    Telephone lines are extremely dangerous during a storm.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Along with phone lines, you should stay away from televisions, electrical outlets, and showers and or baths until the storm has passed.

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  • 7. 

    Lightning strike survivors often have difficulty with short-term memory.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The also have problems with coding new information and accessing old information, multitasking, distractibility, irritability and experience personality change.

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  • 8. 

    When a person is struck by lightning, the result can be cardiac arrest.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Along with cardiac arrest, they can also experience neurological damage.

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  • 9. 

    Lightning can spread out some 60 Ft. upon striking Earth's surface.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This all depends on the soil's characteristics.

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  • 10. 

    If there is no shelter, you should crouch on the balls of your feet in the open, keeping twice as far away from a tree as it is tall.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Just avoid being the tallest object. This will decrease your chances of being struck by lightning.

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