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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?
Finger lightning
Thunder
Hail
Tornadoes

Question 3:


A lightning bolt can produce what voltage?
400 million volts
4 million volts
1 billion volts
1 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
Lighting strikes on a clear day
Lightning over an ocean

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
1 hour
30 minutes
2 hours

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?
The weapon of Zeus
A warning from Minerva
A symbol of good fortune
The sign of death

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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