Do You Know Enough About Hurricanes?

With hurricane season in full swing, it's time to find out if you really know enough about hurricanes! Take this 12 question trivia quiz and discover how your hurricane knowledge really stacks up!
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Where do hurricanes form?
Over warm ocean waters
Over cool ocean waters
Over dry land
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What happens inside the eye of a hurricane?
Everyone gets 20/20 visioin
Things get eerily calm
Winds are the strongest
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Generally speaking, hurricanes rotate...
Clockwise in the northern hemisphere
Counterclockwise everywhere
Counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere
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What happens in the hurricane’s eye wall?
Winds are most intense
Winds are relatively calm
Winds stop completely
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Which of the following are destructive forces from a hurricane?
Heavy Rains
High Winds
Storm surge
All of the above
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Before the approach of Matthew, which was the last major hurricane to strike the U.S.?
Katrina
Wilma
Andrew
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When is the Atlantic hurricane season?
September 1 through December 31
June 1 through November 30
May 1 through October 31
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At what wind speed does a tropical cyclone become a hurricane?
50 mph
74 mph
100 mph
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The term "hurricane" would NOT apply to which region?
Hawaii
Japan
West coast of Mexico
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Question 10/12

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What would you not do for a hurricane watch?
Put gas in a car
Evacuate immedietly
Check supplies
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Question 11/12

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The name "hurricane" means..
Dark clouds
Ocean tempest
Island term for god of evil
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Question 12/12

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In what part of the world would you LEAST likely find a tropical cyclone?
Northeast Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean
Result
This quiz revealed that you have an average amount of knowledge on hurricanes! You're not quite an expert, but you know more than your fair share. Though you're well versed on the basics, you still have a bit to learn when it comes to these wicked storms!

C+, Hurricane Average

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This quiz revealed that you are hurricane handy! You know way more about hurricanes and tropical storms than just about anyone else. From wind speeds and storm surges, to the all too imposing eye, you know hurricanes well!

B+, Hurricane Handy

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a total hurricane expert! You know hurricanes in a way that few individuals outside of the meteorological community can. In order to prepare for the worst, you've taught yourself everything worth knowing about these imposing storms. Go you! We couldn't be more impressed!

A+, Hurricane Expert

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1
Where do hurricanes form?
Over warm ocean waters
Over cool ocean waters
Over dry land
2
What happens inside the eye of a hurricane?
Everyone gets 20/20 visioin
Things get eerily calm
Winds are the strongest
3
Generally speaking, hurricanes rotate...
Clockwise in the northern hemisphere
Counterclockwise everywhere
Counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere
4
What happens in the hurricane’s eye wall?
Winds are most intense
Winds are relatively calm
Winds stop completely
5
Which of the following are destructive forces from a hurricane?
Heavy Rains
High Winds
Storm surge
All of the above
6
Before the approach of Matthew, which was the last major hurricane to strike the U.S.?
Katrina
Wilma
Andrew
7
When is the Atlantic hurricane season?
September 1 through December 31
June 1 through November 30
May 1 through October 31
8
At what wind speed does a tropical cyclone become a hurricane?
50 mph
74 mph
100 mph
9
The term "hurricane" would NOT apply to which region?
Hawaii
Japan
West coast of Mexico
10
What would you not do for a hurricane watch?
Put gas in a car
Evacuate immedietly
Check supplies
11
The name "hurricane" means..
Dark clouds
Ocean tempest
Island term for god of evil
12
In what part of the world would you LEAST likely find a tropical cyclone?
Northeast Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean