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The World`s HARDEST lightning quiz ever to hit the Internet
How much do you know about lightning? Now no cheating! I know all of this information by heart. Do you? Warning: this quiz is VERY long- 110 questions. Yes, the pun is intended. If you want lightning info, visit my http://thelightningfreak.blogspot.com. If you have any questions, plzleave a comment.

1. Amperage can vary from
1-10A
1-20A
10-100A
10-200A
100-1000A
100-2000A
1000-10000A
1000-20000A
10000-100000A
10000-200000A
 
2. Voltage can vary from
1-10V
10-100V
100-1000V
1000-10000V
10000-100000V
100000- 1 million V
1 million-1billion
1 billion- 1 trillion
1 trillion- 1 quadrillion
1 quadrillion- 1 quintillion
 
3. Wattage may be
1
10
100
1000
10000
100000
1 million
1 billion
1 trillion
1 quadrillion
 
4. Temprature can be ______x greater/lesser than the surface of the sun.
2x lesser
2x greater
4x lesser
4x greater
6x lesser
6x greater
8x lesser
8x greater
10x lesser
10x greater
 
5. Fear of lightning (phobia)
Lightningophobia
Electrophobia
Stormophobia
Keraunophobia
Voltophobia
Sparkophobia
Currentophobia
Boltophobia
Relampophobia
Blitzaphobia
 
6. Fear of thunder
Thunderophobia
Soundophobia
Relampophobia
Blitzaphobia
Minalophobia
Bliksemaphobia
Pyongariphobia
Brontophobia
Bangaphobia
Boomophobia
 
7. How many times did Roy L. Sullivan, a park ranger, get hit by lightning, who died a normal death?
1- You instantly die by lightning.
1- he survived it though
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9+
 
8. You`ve probably heard the saying "lightning never strikes the same place twice" meaning a thing never has the same occurence more than once. What about the literal meaning of this? Is it true?
Yes- it`s highly unlikely, and is near impossible.
No- take the Empire State Building.
 
9. A thundercloud is also known as
cumulus
cumulus congestus
nimbostratus
cumulonimbus
cirrostratus
mammatus
altostratus
asperatus
stratus
cirrus
 
10. Why is it impractical to harness lightning`s energy to power our communities?
It is actually practical! With all that energy...
It`s not because it hits a small area.
It`s not because it will melt everything it hits.
It`s not because the bolt blows apart everything.
It`s not because the current flows for a very short period of time.
It`s not because it doesn`t have enough energy.
It`s too dangerous.
It`s too hard.
It`s extremely hard to store the energy.
People may get zapped if the system fails in surges.
 
11. What is needed for a thunderstorm to form?
clouds, heat, moisture
warm day, humidity, cool/cold front
land, water, heat
warm/hot front, humidity, sea
sea, heat, dry air
land, heat, dry air
wind, updraft, clouds
wind, heat, dry air
cool/cold front, dry air, land
warm day, humidity, land
 
12. (easy question) What is the specific process called when clouds form?
Condensation
Evaporation
Melting
Forming
Phase Change
Heat Form
Boiling
Freezing
Point of Solidation
Cloud Form
 
13. What is a cloud called before the stage of a (Number 9) cloud?
Nimbostratus
Cumulonimbus
Cumulus Congestus
Altostratus
Cumulus
Altocumulus
Cumulonimbus Mammatus
Mammatus
Stratocumulus
Cirrus
 
14. What are the tiny bits of ice in a (Number 9) cloud called?
Blitz
Hail
Parts
Shards
Graupel
Cones
Eis
Ice
Spears
Snowflakes
 
15. What is the theory on lightning formation?
Negative Polarity Concept
Positive Polarity Concept
Charge Transfer Concept
Field Discharge Concept
Mini-Spark Theory
Electron Repulsion Concept
Proton Repulsion Concept
Charge Reversal Concept
Charge Attraction Concept
Electron Transfer Theory
 
16. In a (Number 9) cloud, there are many (Number 14) particles. They crash into each other and small particles are released. The larger particles get the opposite charge of the smaller ones. For reasons unknown to scientists, the smaller particles get a
Positive Charge
Negative Charge
Neutral Charge
No Charge
 
17. The small particles go to the top of the cloud, while the larger ones sink to the base due to updrafts, making the cloud like a giant (electrical component- which).
Resistor
Dry Capacitor
Electrolytic Capacitor
IC
LED
Diode
Transformer
Photoresistor
Potentiometer
Electrode
 
18. The charge of the cloud is that equivalent to the energy of a(n)
Converter
Power Plant
Supernova
Volcanic Eruption
Earthquake
Tornado
Hurricane
Small Atomic Bomb
Large Microwave
Powerful UV rays
 
19. The immense charge is enough to push the earth`s _____ into the ground, leaving the ground to the opposite charge.
Electrons
Protons
Neutrons
Nuclei
Atoms
Molecules
Quarks
Muons
Gluons
Higgs Bosons
 
20. There are 3 different charges for a lightning bolt. Name them.
Electron, Proton, Neutron
Positive, Negative, Neutral
Positive, Electon, Neutral
Bipolar, Neutral, Electron
Both, Positive, Negative
Bipolar, Positive, Negative
Both, Proton, Negative
Bipolar, Proton, Negative
Electron, Proton, Negative
Negative, Proton, Neutral
 
21. A cloud lets out a ___________, which can be positively charged, or negatively charged.
Streamer
Leader
Stepped Streamer
Dart Leader
Stroke
Return Stroke
Dart Streamer
Dart Stroke
Stepped Leader
Dart
 
22. The (Number 21) continues down, breaking into many branches. Once it is about 150 feet from the ground, the ground lets out a ______, which is opposite to the charge of the (Number 21).
Leader
Stroke
Spark
Stepped Streamer
Dart Streamer
Stepped Leader
Dart Leader
Dart
Return Stroke
Streamer
 
23. When the (Number 21) and (Number 22) meet, the part _____ to the ground drains of its charge first. (In a CG Strike)
Farthest, then succesively lower.
Closest, then succesively higher.
Directly above, then the highest, succesing to the middle.
 
24. Once the charge drains fully from the channel, the cloud lets out a ________, which is about 10x faster than a (Number 25).
Streamer
Leader
Dart Streamer
Dart Leader
Stroke
Dart Stroke
Return Streamer
Return Stroke
Return Leader
Dart Return
 
25. Once that drains to the ground, the ground may then release a ______ -which may be the opposing charge to the (Number 24) in bipolar strikes, going upward to the cloud.
Stroke
Leader
Streamer
Stepped Stroke
Stepped Leader
Stepped Streamer
Return Stroke
Return Leader
Return Streamer
Stepped Return
 
26. A normal lightning strike has approximately
1
2-4
4-6
6-8
8-10
3-4
4-5
5-6
6-7
7-8
 
27. It`s known for a lightning strike, although, to have over ___ strokes.
10
11
12
13
14
15
20
25
30
35+
 
28. A lightning channel is about _______ WIDE.
1 inch (approx. 2.5 cm)
2in (approx 5 cm)
3 in (approx 7.5cm)
.5in (approx 1.25 cm)
1 cm
.5 cm
.25 cm
1 yard (approx a bit less than <1 m
6 miles ( 9.6 km)
10 miles (16 km)
 
29. An average CG/GC lightning bolt is how LONG?
1 mile
2 miles
3-4 miles
5-7 miles
6-7 miles
8-10 miles
15 miles
20 miles
30 miles
50 miles
 
30. But it is known for CG lightning to strike __ _____ away from the storm`s main core.
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
50
100
 
31. This makes it very dangerous. So you have to follow the _______ rule. It means that until after (blank) seconds gap between thunder and lightning, wait (blank) minutes before going outside.
10/20
6/30
30/6
20/10
10/2
10/10
20/20
30/30
40/40
50/50
 
32. what is the calculation for how far lightning hit? (seconds= miles/kilometers)
1sec=1 mile, 1sec=1.6 km
2=1.6mi, 2=1km
5=1, 3=1
10=1, 6=1
1=5, 1=3
1=10, 1=6
1.6=2, 1=2
20=1, 12=1
1=12, 1=20
2=6, 2=10
 
33. This is known as the _________ theory. (easier)
Bang to Flash
Strike and Count
Flash to Bang
Strike to Boom
 
34. What are the impure forms of glass formed when the immense heat of lightning fuses dirt together called? Hint: Latin class would be helpful here- word is Latin for lightning.
Blitz
Relampagos
Bliksem
Gerwitter
Minal
Pyongar
Fulgurites
Mineral
Sand Glass
(just) Glass
 
35. You can generate mini-lightning sparks by rubbing a synthetic fiber lightly over a cat, on a ___. You can so the same on plastic bleachers- rubbing (while wearing) a wool sweater on it then touch a metal thing- warning- HV. Do it in a dark room.
hot, humid day
hot, dry day
cold, humid day
cold, dry day.
 
36. 80% of lightning is out of the cloud. True or False?
True- 20% are in.
False- opposite
 
37. Rarest type of lightning?
CG
GC
GG
IC
Anvil Crawlers
Blue Jets
Red Sprites
Sheet
Staccato
Bead
 
38. Ball lightning isn`t actually lightning. What is it?
Plasma
Pure electrons
Light
Extremely Hot air.
 
39. The rapid expansion of air around a lightning schannel is called (this is SO easy, that I am only going to put three options).
Bang
Thunder
Boom
 
40. Math Question: You`ve just seen lightning, and counted 18 seconds till thunder. How far away was the strike?
1 mile, 1.6 km
2 mi, 3.2 km
3.6 mi, 6 km
4.7 mi, 6 km
4.7 mi, 7.52 km
3.6 mi, 5.76 km
 
41. Mythology- We name a day after the Norse god of lightning. What is it?
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
 
42. Who gave Zeus his thunderbolt?
The Hundred-Handed Ones
The Titans
Kronos
The Cyclopes
The Minotaurs
The Olympians
His Brother
Hera
His Mother
His Sister
 
43. What is the lightning capital of the world?
London
Kifudgea (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Florida (me: my hometown)
Australia
India
Kruger
Seoul
Algiers (Algeria)
Alice Springs
Kansas
 
44. What is the lightning capital of the US?
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Hawai`i
Kansas
Kentucky
Nebraska
New Mexico
Ohio
Texas
 
45. What are the chances of being hit by lightning (year) in the US?
1/5000
1/6000
1/500000
1/600000
1/million
1/billion
1/trillion
1/quadrillion
1/quintillion
1/hextillion
 
46. How much is your chance increased in Florida?
50% L
50% G
100% L
100% G
200% L
200% G
250% L
250% G
350% L
350% G
 
47. One in ________ bolts hits someone.
a million
100,000
92,000
87,000
63,000
a billion
10,000
three million
Million billion
fifty
 
48. What are the chances you will get hit and die?
You can`t survive lightning!
1 in 2.32
1 in 23.2
1: 232
1: 2,320
1:23,200
1:232,000
1: 2.32 mil
1:2.32 bil
1:2.32 trill
 
49. You are 6 times more likely to get hit by lightning than
survive a shark attack
winning the lottery
surviving a plane crash
being crushed by a boulder
surviving a piranah attack
surviving a funnel web spider bite (which, by the way is extremely deadly)
surviving a pit scorpion sting
being randomly attacked by a boa constrictor
surviving a cliff fall without any safety gear
picking the right cases on "Deal or No Deal"
 
50. Most lightning strike victims are women. (84%)
True
False
 
51. You have 60% more chance to be hit under an Oak tree than a birch tree.
True
False
 
52. Why is a car safe to be in during a thunderstorm? If lightning hits a car...
the rubber tires will act as an insulator
the metal body will act as a faraday cage
It isn`t. The metal conducts the current to you.
Cars are lightning-proof
The tires deflect it.
 
53. Percentageof surviving a lightning strike?
0%. Nobody can.
10%
20%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
 
54. Caves are bad to take cover in because of the traces of metal in the stone.
True
False
 
55. A tarp is good to take cover under.
True
False
 
56. It takes just 650mA to kill a person if the current goes directly through their heart.
True
False
 
57. Most electrical currents, including lightning, does NOT flow around their body.
True
False
 
58. Anything that lightning hits gets electrified(electrically charged) for a while.
True
False
 
59. There is such thing as lightning "detection".
True
False
 
60. Who made those lightning seeing technologies though? Hint: 40 miles away from Gainesville, and about 35 miles away from my house in Orlando.
NASA
World Meteorology Organization headquarters
Disney programmers (after all, they have the tall rides)
UF
Miami
Texas Meteorology Institute
Daytona
 
61. If lightning hits ____ nautical miles from a launching pad (usually 37A and 37B) in KSC, the launch is scrapped.
20
18
16
12
10
8
6
4
2
1
 
62. If lightning hits ____ nautical miles from a launching pad (usually 37A and 37B) in KSC, the launch is scrapped.
20
18
16
12
10
8
6
4
2
1
 
63. Lightning hits KSC ____ times per square mile(km) on average a year.
1(625m)
2(1.25km)
3(1.875)
4(2.5)
5(3.125)
10(6.25km)
20(12.5)
30(18.75)
40(25)
64(40)
 
64. Alaska and Hawai`i are the least lightning prone.
True
False
 
65. The "______________" effect is a theory that states lightning activity isincreasing over large cities due to increased tempratures and air pollution collecting in one area.
Dust Island
Heat Collection
Dust Collection
Heat-Dust Island
Heat-Dust Collection
Heat Island
Pollution Collection
Pollution Island
Heat-Pollution Collection
Heat-Pollution Island
 
66. Since the (Number 65)causes hot air to collect in a place, and hot air rises,
cool air tries to replace it and it forms more powerful updrafts.
The pollution particles assist lightning formation, as does (Number 14); using the hot air to lift.
It gets windier, pushing the (Number 14) and pollutants together, resultiing in more charge buildup.
the hot air and pollutants push the lightning channel in a weird direction.
both 1 and 2
2 and 3
3 and 4
1 and 4
1, 2,and 3
all
 
67. Why is lightning different colors? (CG)
Type of strike
Polarity of strike
Number of strokes
Amount of dust in the air
Type of dust in the air
Amount of an element in the air
Type of element in the air
Amount of heat generated
Amount of current generated
Length of a bolt
 
68. What type of lightning can hit over 75 miles away?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Staccato
Anvil Crawlers
Heat
Dry
 
69. What type of lightning occurs in the center of a cloud, then extends 15 miles up into the stratosphere?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Staccato
Anvil Crawlers
Heat
Dry
 
70. What type of lightning hits too far away from the viewer to hear thunder?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
Superbolt
Heat
Dry
 
71. What is a lightning strike called when it has hundreds of times the energy of a normal bolt?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
Superbolt
Heat
Sheet
 
72. What type of lightning is known to arc from the top of a cloud, striking 10 miles away, often in a sunny region, thus giving the saying "a bolt from the blue", meaning something totally unexpected?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
Staccato
Heat
Dry
 
73. What type of lightning is a term meaning sudden and at once, usually having only one stroke? Hint: Opposite of legato.
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
Staccato
Heat
Dry
 
74. What type of lightning is the channel different widths, causing parts ofthe bolt to be brighter than the others?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
GG
Heat
Dry
 
75. What type of lightning occurs without rain, causing a fire hazard?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
GG
Heat
Dry
 
76. What type of lightning occurs from one cloud to another. (Quite obvious)
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
GC
Heat
Dry
 
77. What type of lightning occurs in a cloud, unseen by viewers?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Sheet
GC
Heat
Dry
 
78. What type of lightning is similar to (Number 79), except the ground lets out a (Number 21), and the cloud a (Number 22).
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Sheet
GC
GG
Heat
 
79. What type of lightning is described in the questions on lightning formation?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
GC
GG
Sheet
 
80. What type of lightning arcs from a charged region of the earth to a region of the earth with the opposite charge?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Bead
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Staccato
GC
GG
Sheet
 
81. What type of lightning is seen as a flash within a cloud?
CG
Intercloud(IC)
CC(cloud to cloud)
Staccato
Red Sprites
Blue Jets
Positive Giant
GC
Heat
Sheet
 
82. The key in Franklin`s experiment was tied to a jar, making a Leidin Jar.
True
False
 
83. Benjamin Franklin was NOT hit while doing his kite experiment.
True
False
 
84. Many people succesfully replicated the experiment, remaining unharmed during the process.
True
False
 
85. Commercial airliners (like the ones for the public) get hit at least once a year.
True
False
 
86. Planes have what device to reduce lightning strikes?
Static wicker sticks
Lightning discharge wicks
Static discharge wicks
Lightning wicker sticks
 
87. Lightning rods attract lightning.
True
False
 
88. You can`t get hit while using the loo.
True
False
 
89. Lightning ALWAYS takes the shortest path to the ground.
True
False
 
90. Lightning takes the path of least resistance.
True
False
 
91. Voltage is proportional to the length of any electric arc.
True
False
 
92. Pure H2O is conductive.
True
False
 
93. Na+H2O is conductive. You`ve got to know chemistry.
True
False
 
94. Thunder sounds like it`srolling because of
resonation/echoes
different parts of the channel different distances from the viewer.
Different pitches.
1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
1, 2, and 3
neither
 
95. Lightning strike victims often suffer memory loss and short term memory.
True
False
 
96. Lightning has a good side, too.
True
False
 
97. Lightning may be linked to the formation of first life.
True
False
 
98. Lightning is not beneficial to plants.
True
False
 
99. You have more chance of surviving lightning than a shark attack, and 10 times more chance of surviving that than a fast falling coconut.
True
False
 
100. Lightning has been known to produce gamma waves.
True
False
 
101. Jupiter has six times less powerful lightning than on earth.
True
False
 
102. You will hear thunder if a strike is 5 feet away.
True
False
 
103. Metals generally have less electrons, so they are less conductive.
True
False
 
104. Mythbusters busted that wearing metal piercings can get you hit.
True
False
 
105. You should wait until you hear the first bang of thunder before going in.
True
False
 
106. What animal gets hit the most?
Rhino
Hippo
Person
Birds
Girrafes
Cats
Dogs
Bears
Elephants
Zebras
 
107. How many planets in our solar system is known to have lightning?
1
2-only Earth and Jupiter
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10- yes, there are ten planets. They removed pluto and added two more.
 
108. Lightning splits some air molecules, creating nitrogen.
True
False
 
109. One bolt can`t hit more than one thing.
True
False
 
110. Lightning has baffled scientists for many years, and it still will, for there are still many mysteries hidden in that spark.
True
False
 
 

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