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1. Ancient civilizations didn't have nightly news to inform them of the daily forecasts. What did they use instead?
2. On February 2 of every year, the citizens of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania hold a festival in honor of their most famous resident, a groundhog. Legend has it that this groundhog can predict whether or not spring will come early. This groundhog has a name. What is it?
3. What is the name of the lowest region of the earth's atmosphere?
4. The scale used to measure the strength of hurricanes is known as what?
5. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was formed in 1978 to respond to large-scale disasters in the U.S. Which government agency is the parent agency of FEMA?
6. What instrument is used to measure the water-vapor content of air?
7. Huge sand storms occur in desert regions of the world. What are these storms called?
8. Which of the following is NOT a type of tornado?
9. Two of the world's largest moveable flood barriers are located in Europe. The largest is in the Netherlands. Where is the second largest located?
10. Underwater landslides that generate tsunamis are called what?
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