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Winter Weather Quiz One

Correct Answers

1. A Winter Storm Watch is issued by the National Weather Service when the following weather conditions are possible within 24 to 48 hours?

11. Loss of electric power may cause?

 

A. at least 5 inches of snow in 24 hours and/or ice accumulations of 1/4 inch or more

B. at least 4 inches of snow in 24 hours and/or ice accumulations of 1/4 inch or more

C. at least 3 inches of snow in 24 hours and/or ice accumulations of 1/4 inch or more

D. none of the above

 

A. loss of cooking, heating, water, telephone services and refrigeration to preserve food supply.

B. inoperability of modern conveniences as an electric can opener, alarm clock & small appliances.

C. ability to buy gasoline, use ATM=s or sustain home life support systems.

D. possibly all of the above depending on circumstances.

 

2. A Winter Storm Warning is issued by the National Weather Service when the above conditions are?

12. People with disabilities or special medical needs should?

A. possible within a 24 hour period.

B. imminent or likely within a 12 hour period.

C. imminent or likely within a 24 hour period.

D. none of the above.

 

A. pre-plan for emergencies by seeking professional guidance from your physician & special services.

B. wait until the emergency situation arises to plan what you are going to do.

C. prearrange for neighbor, friend or relative to frequently check on your well-being during emergencies.

D. A and C.

 

3. Most deaths related to Winter Storms involve which of the following?

13. If your heat goes out during a winter storm, you may want to consider doing the following?

A. traffic accidents on icy roads.

B. heart attacks while shoveling snow.

C. prolonged exposure to the cold.

D. all of the above.

 

A. wear several layers of lightweight clothing and a wool cap, sleep under several lightweight blankets.

B. eat natural, high energy foods like raisins or peanut butter that allow your body to produce its own heat.

C. close off rooms that you don=t need.

D. all of the above.

 

4. What is frostbite?

14. The safest place to be during an ice storm is?

A. a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

B. a condition brought on by sudden changes in body temperatures of extremities.

C. damage to body tissue cause by tissue being frozen.

D. all of the above.

 

A. vehicle.

B. home.

C. outdoors.

D. all of the above.

 

5. What is hypothermia?

15. An electronic device that provides valuable weather information during a power outage is?

A. damage to body tissue caused by tissue being frozen.

B. a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

C. a condition brought on by sudden changes in body temperatures of extremities.

D. none of the above.

 

A. television.

B. computer.

C. stereo radio receiver.

D. weather alert radio with fresh batteries.

 

6. Which of the following activities increase the chances for a heart attack or stroke to occur during cold weather?

16. Which of the following can increase your ability to survive during or after a major emergency or disaster?

A. shoveling snow.

B. pushing a car.

C. walking fast.

D. all of the above.

 

A. learn about the hazards/risks in your area and how to prepare.

B. plan what to do before, during and after a major emergency or disaster.

C. plan survival without electric, telephone, water or modern conveniences for 72 hours or more.

D. all of the above.

 

7. If you are stranded during a winter storm in your car or truck which of the following may increase your chances of survival?

17. A family activity that teaches all members about survivability is?

A. a full gas tank and a vehicle properly serviced for winter weather.

B. blankets, extra clothing, first aid kit & quick energy foods.

C. cellular phone, shovel, flashlight and fresh batteries.

D. all of the above.

 

A. boating, fishing & hunting.

B. camping without modern conveniences.

C. nature walks, bicycling and exploring.

D. internet

 

8. The greatest risks associated with an ice storm are?

18. Your official source of weather forecast, watch or warning information is?

A. traffic accidents related to icy conditions on roads, bridges and ramps.

B. road hazards involving down or falling power lines, communication towers and trees.

C. loss of public utilities for extended periods, such as power, telephone and water supply.

D. all of the above.

 

A. National Weather Service.

B. weather alert radio.

C. other.

D. A and B.

 

9. What is wind chill?

19. Your official source of emergency preparedness information is your?

A. thermometer reading in degrees Fahrenheit

B. provides a measurement by which to determine wind damage that is temperature related.

C. how cold the wind makes exposed flesh feel to determine frostbite or hypothermia potential.

D. all of the above.

 

A. bookstore or other commercial source.

B. library.

C. local emergency management office.

D. neighbor.

 

10. The best time to learn how to prepare for severe winter weather is?

 

A. when a warning is issued.

B. when a watch is issued.

C. when ice begins forming on roads, power lines and trees.

D. before severe winter weather threatens your area.

 

 

Correct Answers

1. at least 5 inches of snow in 24 hours and/or ice accumulations of 1/4 inch or more

2. imminent or likely within a 12 hour period

3. all of the above

4. damage to body tissue caused by tissue being frozen

5. a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 95 degrees Fahrenheit

6. all of the above

7. all of the above

8. all of the above

9. how cold the wind makes exposed flesh feel to determine frostbite or hypothermia potential

10. before a severe winter weather threatens your area

11. possibly all of the above depending upon circumstances

12. (a) and (c)

13. all of the above

14. home

15. weather alert radio with fresh batteries

16. all of the above

17. camping without modern conveniences

18. (a) and (b)

19. local emergency management office

 

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