KS2 Geography Quiz - Weather (Questions)

The weather is one of the topics examined in KS2 geography. Children will look at the different types of weather, its causes and how it affects us. They will also take a look at certain phenomena such as rainbows and tornados.

Weather is seasonal atmospheric conditions such as rain, wind, snow, fog etc. and it affects our daily lives. Weather can usually be predicted by the four seasons we experience. The cold of winter causes frost and snow, for example. In April there tends to be more rain, hence the term 'April showers'. In autumn, there is more wind, which helps to blow the leaves off the trees.

This quiz is all about weather - what causes it and how it affects us. How well will you do? Let's find out.

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1. Which is not a precipitation?
[ ] Rain
[ ] Hail
[ ] Frost
[ ] Snow
2. When do we see a rainbow?
[ ] When we have wind and rain
[ ] When we have sun and rain
[ ] When we have wind and snow
[ ] When we have fog and rain
3. Which colour cloud is carrying the most water?
[ ] White
[ ] Light grey
[ ] Dark grey
[ ] Black
4. Which is not a type of cloud?
[ ] Nimbus
[ ] Stratus
[ ] Cumulus
[ ] Columbo
5. What usually follows lightning?
[ ] Thunder
[ ] Snow
[ ] Fog
[ ] Wind
6. Which is not a tropical storm?
[ ] Cyclone
[ ] Hurricane
[ ] Tornado
[ ] Typhoon
7. What is needed to create a blizzard?
[ ] Snow and wind
[ ] Sun and snow
[ ] Wind and rain
[ ] Sun and wind
8. Which season is it most likely to snow in Britain?
[ ] Spring
[ ] Summer
[ ] Autumn
[ ] Winter
9. What is the study of weather called?
[ ] Geography
[ ] Meteorology
[ ] Biology
[ ] Psychology
10. Which of these is NOT affected by the weather?
[ ] What we wear
[ ] If we need to brush our teeth
[ ] If we can play out
[ ] If we can have a barbecue

 

KS2 Geography Quiz - Weather (Answers)
1. Which is not a precipitation?
[ ] Rain
[ ] Hail
[x] Frost
[ ] Snow
Precipitation is water (frozen or not) that falls from clouds
2. When do we see a rainbow?
[ ] When we have wind and rain
[x] When we have sun and rain
[ ] When we have wind and snow
[ ] When we have fog and rain
A rainbow is caused by sunlight shining on raindrops
3. Which colour cloud is carrying the most water?
[ ] White
[ ] Light grey
[ ] Dark grey
[x] Black
The darker the cloud the more water in it
4. Which is not a type of cloud?
[ ] Nimbus
[ ] Stratus
[ ] Cumulus
[x] Columbo
There is also a cloud called cirrus
5. What usually follows lightning?
[x] Thunder
[ ] Snow
[ ] Fog
[ ] Wind
Thunder is the sound of lightning but we see it before we hear it because the speed of light is faster
6. Which is not a tropical storm?
[ ] Cyclone
[ ] Hurricane
[x] Tornado
[ ] Typhoon
Tornados are thin columns of rotating air and they are not necessarily tropical
7. What is needed to create a blizzard?
[x] Snow and wind
[ ] Sun and snow
[ ] Wind and rain
[ ] Sun and wind
Blizzards can be very dangerous. It's best to stay indoors in such conditions
8. Which season is it most likely to snow in Britain?
[ ] Spring
[ ] Summer
[ ] Autumn
[x] Winter
Snow is occasionally seen in spring or autumn but is very rare indeed in summer
9. What is the study of weather called?
[ ] Geography
[x] Meteorology
[ ] Biology
[ ] Psychology
Weather forecasters are called meteorologists
10. Which of these is NOT affected by the weather?
[ ] What we wear
[x] If we need to brush our teeth
[ ] If we can play out
[ ] If we can have a barbecue
Come rain or shine it is important to brush your teeth