WONDER #1243: Why Do Dogs Bark During Thunderstorms?

Question 1 of 3

A dog barking during a thunderstorm may very likely be communicating what emotion?

  1. joy
  2. boredom
  3. fear
  4. pride

Question 2 of 3

A dog may get an early warning about an approaching storm if it smells what associated with lightning?

  1. ozone
  2. thunder
  3. methane
  4. dihydrogen oxide

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a way that a dog might know a storm is approaching?

  1. drop in barometric pressure
  2. shift in static electricity fields
  3. hearing thunder
  4. watching television weather forecast

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