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Lightning

written by: brittdeere
 
This is a quiz about lightning facts and safety tips.

Question 1:


Lightning is caused by the increased imbalance of positive and negative charges during storms.
True
False

Question 2:


A flash of lightning can heat the air around it, which gives off vibrations and expansion of the air thus causing what?
Tornadoes
Thunder
Finger lightning
Hail

Question 3:


A lightning bolt can produce what voltage?
1 billion volts
400 million volts
1 million volts
4 million volts

Question 4:

View the provided image.
You are safe from lightning only if you sail on the ocean.
True
False


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Question 5:


What does the term "bolts from the blue" mean?
Blue vertical lightning bolts
Horizontal lightning that seems to come from no where
Lightning over an ocean
Lighting strikes on a clear day

Question 6:


According to the U.S. National Weather Service, after you see and hear the last flash of lightning and roar of thunder, you should wait how long before presuming outdoor activities?
10 minutes
2 hours
30 minutes
1 hour

Question 7:

View the provided image.
Yearly, lightning kills more people than tornadoes do.
False
True


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Question 8:


What did early Greeks believe lightning was?
A warning from Minerva
The sign of death
A symbol of good fortune
The weapon of Zeus

Question 9:


Which of Santa Klaus' reindeers’ name means lightning?
Dasher
Blitzen
Prancer
Donner

Question 10:


Between 1997 and 2006, there were how many reported deaths from lightning?
393
750
437
825

 


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