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Weather Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It’s based on the words and phrases listed on our Weather Vocabulary page.

1. The rain's nearly stopped. It's only _______ now.

a drought
drizzling
raining cats and dogs
a) a drought b) drizzling c) raining cats and dogs

2. A _______ is a tropical storm with very strong winds.

blizzard
hurricane
precipitation
a) blizzard b) hurricane c) precipitation

3. I stepped in a _______ and got the bottom of my pants all wet.

puddle
piddle
poodle
a) puddle b) piddle c) poodle

4. We didn't use the airconditioner at all during that _______ last summer.

forecast
cold spell
sunburn
a) forecast b) cold spell c) sunburn

5. You can get struck by _______ during an electrical storm.

thunder
sunshine
lightning
a) thunder b) sunshine c) lightning

6. It was too _______ for the pilot to land the plane.

mild
sunny
foggy
a) mild b) sunny c) foggy

7. If you let me put your _______ on I'll be able to see better.

thermometer
shades
degrees
a) thermometer b) shades c) degrees

8. There's often a light _______ in the afternoon on this island.

shower
tornado
heat stroke
a) shower b) tornado c) heat stroke

9. When I looked at the _______ it said it was ten degrees.

scorcher
thermometer
meteorologist
a) scorcher b) thermometer c) meteorologist

10. Putting on _______ is supposed to prevent sunburn.

sunscreen
suntan
sunglasses
a) sunscreen b) suntan c) sunglasses

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