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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.
False
True

Question 2:


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

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?
Lighting strikes on a clear day
Blue vertical lightning bolts
Lightning over an ocean
Horizontal lightning that seems to come from no where

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?
2 hours
1 hour
10 minutes
30 minutes

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?
Prancer
Blitzen
Donner
Dasher

Question 10:


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

 


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