Are you a faster than a lightning bolt? Check out Newsround's quiz to see how much you know!
1.) Question 1
What is a flash of lightning called?
- A bolt
- A bullet
- A blizzard
2.) Question 2
What is do experts called a thunder cloud?
3.) Question 3
Where in the world are you most likely to see a thunderstorm?
- The Congo Basin
4.) Question 4
How many times hotter than the sun can a lightning bolt be?
- 5 times
- 10 times
- 15 times
5.) Question 5
How many thunderstorms do experts reckon there are every hour on earth?
6.) Question 6
What is the noise thunder makes usually called?
- A clap
- A slap
- A whoosh
7.) Question 7
What causes a thunderstorm?
- Cold dry air sinking
- Hot damp air rising
- Heavy rain and wind
8.) Question 8
How many people are killed by lightning strikes around the world each year?
9.) Question 9
How fast can lightning travel?
- 140,000 miles an hour
- 14,000 miles an hour
- 1,400 miles an hour
10.) Question 10
How many volts of electricity can each lightning bolt have?
- One million
- One billion
- One trillion
- A flash of lightning is normally called a bolt!
- A thunderstorm cloud is called a Cumulonimbus, you can usually see one brewing as they can be really big!
- Thunderstorms can happen all over the world but you are mostly likely to see one in the Congo Basin in Africa.
- A bolt of lightning can be up to 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun. Wow!
- Experts now reckon that there are around 760 thunderstorms on earth every hour! The number is actually much lower than scientists had thought before.
- Most people say that thunder sounds like a loud clap!
- Thunderstorms are caused when hot damp air quickly rises in the atmosphere.
- Around 2000 people are killed by lightning strikes each year, but hundreds more are struck and survive.
- Lightning is super speedy and can travel as fast as 140,000 miles an hour!
- Each lightning bolt can have around one billion volts of electricity in it. A TV in the UK normally uses around 100 volts, so that's pretty powerful!
0 - 3 : Drizzle head
4 - 6 : Rumbling on...
7 - 10 : Lightning bolt!