How Much Do You Know About Hurricanes?

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Question 1/12

imwx.com
What is a hurricane?
A storm coupled with a tsunami wave
An intense tropical storm with powerful wind and heavy rain
A storm that brings more than 10 inches of rain within an hour
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Question 2/12

ecoenquirer.com
Which of these is another name for a hurricane?
Typhoon
Tsunami
Monsoon
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Question 3/12

ibtimes.com
What kind of climate do hurricanes usually form in?
Arid
Temperate
Tropical
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Question 4/12

earthgauge.net
What natural formation do hurricanes develop over?
Flat ground
Deep valleys
Warm water
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Question 5/12

netdna-cdn.com
How is weather like in the "eye" of the hurricane?
Calm
Turbulent
Light rain, but no heavy winds
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Question 6/12

livescience.com
What can the high winds of a hurricane cause?
Earthquakes
Tsunamis
Tornadoes
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Question 7/12

tamu.edu
What wind speed must a storm's winds reach for it to be classified as a hurricane?
74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour
52 miles (84 kilometers) per hour
110 miles (177 kilometers) per hour
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Question 8/12

nationalgeographic.com
90% of all hurricane deaths result from ____.
Debris
Storm surges
Hypothermia-related deaths
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Question 9/12

hswstatic.com
Take a guess! A huge hurricane can release the energy equivalent to ____ atomic bombs per second.
2
10
25
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Question 10/12

wordpress.com
In the Indian Ocean, what are hurricanes most commonly called?
Hurricanes
Tropical Storms
Tropical Cyclones
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Question 11/12

wordpress.com
Which planet in our solar system has a hurricane that has been spinning for 300 years (it appears as a red dot).
Venus
Saturn
Jupiter
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Question 12/12

s-nbcnews.com
What was the name of the infamous hurricane that hit Louisiana in 2005, killing over 1800 people?
Sandy
Katrina
Lucy
Result
Seems like you don't know much about hurricanes, but that's okay - you might live somewhere where you don't need to know anything about them!

C+, Hurricane Novice

teabreakfast.com
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You did pretty well! I'd trust you to get me to safety if a hurricane was coming.

B+, Hurricane Know-It-All

wordpress.com
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You're the person every neighbor looks for before, during, AND after a big hurricane. Great job on this quiz, Hurricane Hero.

A+, Hurricane Hero

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1
What is a hurricane?
A storm coupled with a tsunami wave
An intense tropical storm with powerful wind and heavy rain
A storm that brings more than 10 inches of rain within an hour
2
Which of these is another name for a hurricane?
Typhoon
Tsunami
Monsoon
3
What kind of climate do hurricanes usually form in?
Arid
Temperate
Tropical
4
What natural formation do hurricanes develop over?
Flat ground
Deep valleys
Warm water
5
How is weather like in the "eye" of the hurricane?
Calm
Turbulent
Light rain, but no heavy winds
6
What can the high winds of a hurricane cause?
Earthquakes
Tsunamis
Tornadoes
7
What wind speed must a storm's winds reach for it to be classified as a hurricane?
74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour
52 miles (84 kilometers) per hour
110 miles (177 kilometers) per hour
8
90% of all hurricane deaths result from ____.
Debris
Storm surges
Hypothermia-related deaths
9
Take a guess! A huge hurricane can release the energy equivalent to ____ atomic bombs per second.
2
10
25
10
In the Indian Ocean, what are hurricanes most commonly called?
Hurricanes
Tropical Storms
Tropical Cyclones
11
Which planet in our solar system has a hurricane that has been spinning for 300 years (it appears as a red dot).
Venus
Saturn
Jupiter
12
What was the name of the infamous hurricane that hit Louisiana in 2005, killing over 1800 people?
Sandy
Katrina
Lucy