Weather, Climate and Water Quiz

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Weather

Question 1 *
After Galileo invented the thermometer in 1612, scientists for the next 200 years experimented with different liquids in the thermometer. What was the most popular type of liquid used?
Question 2 *
What is the fastest recorded speed of a sneeze?
Question 3 *
What weather phenomenon kills more people in the developed world than any other natural phenomenon?
Question 4 *
In 1803 Luke Howard, an English weather hobbyist, devised a scheme for classifying cloud types into cirrus, cumulus, and stratus. What was Howard's occupation?
Question 5 *
The irrational fear of thunder is called:
Question 6 *
A single flash of lightning would provide enough electricity to light a million homes.
Question 7 *
Lightning hits the earth an average of:
Question 8 *
What causes the highest number of road accidents around the world:
Question 9 *
How far do most clouds travel?
Question 10 *
Where was the deadliest blizzard in the 20th century?

Climate

Question 1 *
Which is the driest continent?
Question 2 *
To avoid being hit by a hurricane, you should go to
Question 3 *
In Toronto, Canada, the number of umbrellas lost in one year on transit vehicles is over 5000; in London, UK, the number is?
Question 4 *
What is the average yearly rainfall in London, UK?
Question 5 *
What is the wettest city on earth?
Question 6 *
In what year did the Baltic Sea freeze?
Question 7 *
The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada was reached at Midale and Yellowgrass, Saskatchewan in July 5, 1937. The temperature was:
Question 8 *
The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom was reached at Brogdale (Kent) on August 10, 2003, when the thermometer registered:
Question 9 *
Which of these factors doesn't directly affect the climate of a location:
Question 10 *
The Gulf Stream, a warm current in the Atlantic Ocean, has a greater effect on the climate of Eastern Canada than that of Europe.

Water

Question 1 *
How many litres of water are required to manufacture one litre of gasoline?
Question 2 *
An iceberg lives an average of 2 or 3 years.
Question 3 *
Once evaporated, a water molecule spends how long in the air?
Question 4 *
When a large iceberg melts, it produces enough water to fill how many Olympic sized swimming pools.
Question 5 *
What percentage of the Earth's fresh water exists as ice in the form of glaciers and ice caps?
Question 6 *
Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms (solid, liquid, gas).
Question 7 *
Canada has about 35% of the world's wetlands.
Question 8 *
What percentage of the world's water is saltwater rather than freshwater?
Question 9 *
On average, which uses more water:
Question 10 *
On a warm day, how much water is present in the air in an average-sized room?
 

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