Weather Quiz for Grade 1

Learning about weather‍ is an important part of elementary school education, and this weather quiz for Grade 1 is designed ⁢to help young students ‌review and strengthen their basic knowledge of weather. From the Earth’s atmosphere and climate ⁤to the effects⁢ of temperature and pressure, these twenty⁢ questions are​ designed to guide young students through the basics of weather ⁣science.

Q1: What is ​an anemometer⁢ used for?


A: Measuring wind speed

B: Measuring ​air pressure

C: Measuring water temperature

D: Measuring ⁢humidity⁢

Answer: A: Measuring wind speed

Q2: What is the formula for calculating temperature?


A: Fahrenheit -⁤ Celsius = ⁤Difference

B:‌ Fahrenheit ‌+ ⁢Celsius = Difference

C: Fahrenheit +⁣ Celsius = Temperature

D:‍ Fahrenheit⁣ – Celsius = ⁣Temperature

Answer: D: Fahrenheit – Celsius = Temperature

Q3: What is‌ the most common‍ type of precipitation?


A: Hail

B: Sleet

C: ⁣Snow

D: ​Rain

Answer: D: Rain

Q4:⁤ What ‌is the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere?


A: 86 degrees F

B: 68 ⁢degrees F

C: 28 degrees F

D:​ 15 degrees F

Answer: C: 28 degrees F

Q5: What instrument is used to measure ‌air pressure?


A: ‌Air Pressure Meter

B: Barometer

C: ⁤Hydrometer

D: Anemometer‍

Answer: B: Barometer

Q6: What gas makes up the ‌majority of the Earth’s atmosphere?


A: Nitrogen

B: Oxygen ⁤

C: Carbon​ Dioxide

D: Water Vapor

Answer: A: Nitrogen

Q7: What is the ​study of weather ⁤called?


A: Ecology

B: Meteorology

C: Geology

D: Physics

Answer:⁢ B:⁣ Meteorology

Q8: What is the name of the process when water ⁢evaporates into ‌the atmosphere?


A: Melting

B: Freezing

C: Vaporization

D: Sublimation

Answer:⁤ C: Vaporization

Q9: What is the difference between climate and weather?


A: Climate is short-term while​ weather is​ long-term

B: Climate is long-term while ‍weather⁣ is short-term

C: Climate is the⁣ amount ⁤of rainfall while weather is the‌ temperature

D: ⁢Climate is the temperature while weather is the amount of rainfall

Answer: B: Climate is long-term while⁢ weather is short-term

Q10: What is the name of the energy from the sun that warms the ‍Earth?


A: ‍Kinetic Energy

B: Solar⁢ Energy

C: Chemical Energy

D: Electrical Energy

Answer: ⁤B: Solar Energy

Q11: What is ​a storm made up of?


A: Heavy winds and thunder

B: Heavy​ rains and lightning

C: Heavy snow and hail ⁤

D: All of the above

Answer: ​D: All of the above

Q12: What type of cloud is most often associated with rain?


A: Cumulus

B: Stratocumulus

C:⁢ Cirrus ‌

D: Cumulonimbus

Answer: D: Cumulonimbus

Q13: ​What type of cloud is most often associated with‌ snow?


A: Stratocumulus

B: Cumulous

C: Cumulonimbus

D: Cirrus ​

Answer: C: Cumulonimbus

Q14: What type of cloud is most often associated with fair weather?


A: Stratocumulus

B: Cumulonimbus

C: Cirrus

D: Cumulous ⁣

Answer: A: Stratocumulus

Q15: What force is responsible for the movement of air ‌in the atmosphere?


A: Gravity

B: Pressure

C: Heat

D: ‌Wind

Answer: D: Wind

Q16: What is the name of the warm ocean​ current off ⁣the coast of the North American East Coast?


A: Canary Current‍

B:⁤ Labrador Current

C: Gulf Stream

D: South Pacific Current

Answer: ⁢ C: Gulf Stream

Q17: How do clouds form?


A: When the‍ air temperature rises higher‍ than the dew point

B: When the air⁢ temperature falls lower ⁤than the dew point

C:⁣ When the air temperature rises lower⁢ than the dew point

D: ‍When the ⁣air⁤ temperature falls higher than the dew point ⁢

Answer: A: When the air temperature rises higher than the dew point

Q18: What is a tornado?


A: A severe thunderstorm

B: A strong​ downward⁤ current of​ air⁢

C:⁢ A ⁢rapidly rotating‌ column of air

D: ‍A large piece ‍of hail

Answer: C: A rapidly rotating⁣ column of air

Q19: What is the name ⁣of the warm, damp air mass that moves from the ocean to the mainland during the ‍summer?


A: Polar Vortex

B: Jet Stream

C: ‌Gulf⁢ Stream

D:‌ Chinook Wind

Answer: ‌ D: Chinook Wind

Q20: What is the name‍ of the strongest type of wind?


A: Chinook Wind

B: Jet ‌Stream

C: Hurricane⁢

D: Tornado

Answer: C: Hurricane


A: Atmospheric Pressure

B: Solar Radiation

C: Wind‍ Speed

D:‍ Humidity

Answer: B: Solar Radiation

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