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The Wind Quiz

Answer these questions about wind!!!
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Last updated: November 16, 2021
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Structure that converts wind power into rotational energy by means of vanes
windmill
Word that means "a light wind"
breeze
A strong wind, typically used as a descriptor in nautical contexts
gale
Violently rotating column of air between the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud
tornado
A large scale air mass that rotates around a center of low atmospheric pressure
cyclone
Strong tropical cyclone occurring in the Atlantic or northeastern Pacific Ocean
hurricane
Mature tropical cyclone between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere
typhoon
 
 
 
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Seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation
M
monsoon
A light wind or a west wind (named after a Greek god)
Z
zephyr
Warm SW wind in Mediterranean Spain, or hot southerly wind from the Sahara
L
leveche
Mediterranean wind coming from the Sahara, especially strong during the summer
S
sirocco
Libyan Arabic term for the above ("coming from the Qibla")
G
ghibli
A type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current
H
haboob
Prevailing warm, generally westerly winds in western North America
C
chinook
Strong, dry downslope winds that originate inland and affect southern California
S
Santa Ana winds
A southeastern wind in the South American pampas
P
pampero
 
 
 
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1908 children's book by Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows
1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind
1963 song by Bob Dylan
Blowin' in the Wind
1973 song by Elton John
Candle in the Wind
1977 song by Kansas
Dust in the Wind
1995 song by Pocahontas
Colors of the Wind
2002 game in the Zelda series
The Wind Waker
R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop band founded in 1969
Earth, Wind, and Fire
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Dec 19, 2021
Good stuff!