News Quiz for Week Ending April 15, 2016

Posted on: 04.14.2016 in weekly_quiz

1.    What is the “confidence scale” in relation to climate change?

a.    a measurement of Arctic winds around the globe
b.    the confidence a weather forecaster has in a prediction
c.    a graph of changing global temperatures caused by climate change
d.    the amount of evidence linking different weather events to climate change


2.    What would be the best way to help minimize the effects of the drought in California?

a.    if everyone wore sleeping caps
b.    if water was only delivered in tanks
c.    if water-conserving methods for irrigation were invented
d.    if all homeowners replaced their lawns with stone gardens


3.    In how many states do U.S. health officials now believe that the Aedes aegypti mosquito can be found?

a.    12
b.    19
c.    23
d.    30


4.    What is the purpose of the White House science fair?

a.    to help young people make money
b.    to inspire young people to be lifelong thinkers
c.    to encourage participation in pen-pal programs
d.    to keep the president informed on technological advances


5.    Which of the following describes a possible result of global warming?

a.    More outbreaks of multiple twisters will occur from the same weather event.
b.    Scientists cannot predict tornadoes with radar.
c.    Most tornadoes form in what’s called Tornado Alley.
d.    High winds and lower temperatures will make tornadoes more frequent.









1. d
2. c
3. d
4. b
5. a

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