The Post Quiz: Major Weather Events

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While we're complaining about the weather, let's take a quiz.

The Post Quiz: Major Weather Events

Bright sun and heavy clouds

Everybody's complaining about the weather. It was ever thus. Some people have had more to complain about than others. Weather can be a life-changing event.

Can you identify these major weather events of yore?

  1. What were Britons near the Channel complaining about in 6100 BCE? (No, it wasn't the football results.)
  2. Of course, everybody knows the weather gods love England. What did they do to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588?
  3. A strange hysteria gripped New England in 1692. What bizarre legal proceedings were inspired by unfortunate weather conditions?
  4. Apparently, they scare easily in New England. What probably caused people in 1780 to think the world was coming to an end?
  5. What is the connection between weather and the French Revolution?
  6. What meteorological phenomenon is commemorated in Edvard Munch's painting 'The Scream'?
  7. What strange rain had people running for cover in Bath, England, in 1894?
  8. What prolonged weather phenomenon drove people out of Oklahoma in their thousands in the 1930s?
  9. What weather phenomenon may have caused the Hindenburg disaster?
  10. What did most to defeat Hitler's Russian campaign in 1941?

Think you're weather-savvy? Click on the picture below to find out.

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