# Awesome Weather Trivia Quiz

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A quiz for first grade science: weather.   Focusing on vocabulary words and concepts learned in our Weather unit.

• 1.

### What does a thermometer measure?

• A.

Wind Speed

• B.

Temperature

• C.

Precipitation

B. Temperature
Explanation
A thermometer measures temperature. It is a device that uses a temperature-sensitive material, such as mercury or alcohol, to indicate the level of heat or coldness in the environment. By measuring the expansion or contraction of the material, it provides an accurate reading of the temperature.

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• 2.

### Which word describes cloud cover?

• A.

Sunny

• B.

Rain

• C.

Strong Wind

A. Sunny
• 3.

### Which measures precipitation?

• A.

Thermometer

• B.

Forecast

• C.

Rain Gauge

C. Rain Gauge
Explanation
A rain gauge is a device used to measure the amount of precipitation, specifically rainfall. It consists of a cylindrical container with markings indicating the amount of rainfall in inches or millimeters. When it rains, the water collects in the container, allowing for accurate measurement of the rainfall. Therefore, a rain gauge is the correct answer as it is specifically designed to measure precipitation.

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• 4.

### These clouds are the lowest in the sky and look like a gray blanket.

• A.

Cumulus

• B.

Stratus

• C.

Cirrus

B. Stratus
Explanation
Stratus clouds are the lowest clouds in the sky and appear as a gray, uniform layer that resembles a blanket. They typically cover large areas of the sky and are often associated with stable weather conditions. Unlike cumulus clouds, which are puffy and can indicate fair weather, or cirrus clouds, which are high and wispy, stratus clouds indicate a more overcast and potentially gloomy sky. Therefore, the correct answer is stratus.

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• 5.

### These clouds are the highest in the sky and are wispy.

• A.

Stratus

• B.

Cumulus

• C.

Cirrus

C. Cirrus
Explanation
Cirrus clouds are the highest in the sky and have a wispy appearance. They are composed of ice crystals and are usually found at high altitudes. This makes them different from stratus and cumulus clouds, which are lower in the sky and have different characteristics.

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• 6.

### Which is a type of precipitation?

• A.

Partly Cloudy

• B.

Snow

• C.

Some Wind

B. Snow
Explanation
Snow is a type of precipitation that occurs when water vapor in the atmosphere freezes into ice crystals and falls to the ground. It is characterized by the formation of snowflakes and is commonly associated with cold weather conditions. Snowfall can vary in intensity and accumulation, and it plays a significant role in shaping the Earth's climate and water cycle.

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• 7.

### These are the puffy clouds that are in the middle level.

• A.

Cumulus

• B.

Stratus

• C.

Cirrus

A. Cumulus
Explanation
Cumulus clouds are the correct answer because they are puffy clouds that form in the middle level of the atmosphere. They are characterized by their distinct rounded shape and white color. Cumulus clouds are often associated with fair weather, but can also develop into larger and more vertically developed clouds known as cumulonimbus, which can bring thunderstorms.

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• 8.

### Wearing dark colors on a sunny day will keep you _______________ .

• A.

Cool

• B.

Warm

B. Warm
Explanation
Wearing dark colors on a sunny day will absorb more sunlight and heat, making you feel warmer. Dark colors have a higher ability to absorb and retain heat compared to lighter colors, which reflect more sunlight. Therefore, wearing dark colors on a sunny day will keep you warm.

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• 9.

• 10.

### Which number shows Strong Wind on our Class Wind Scale?

• A.

0

• B.

1

• C.

2

C. 2
Explanation
The correct answer is 2 because on the Class Wind Scale, the number 2 represents "Strong Wind." This indicates that the wind speed is strong enough to cause noticeable effects such as difficulty in walking against the wind and movement of small trees.

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