Catastrophic Events Review

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Catastrophic Events Review

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Flash flood

    • B. 

      Lightning

    • C. 

      Storm surge

    • D. 

      Tornado

  • 2. 
    Which of the following types of storms can cause a storm surge?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Tornado

    • C. 

      Drought

    • D. 

      Avalanche

  • 3. 
    What type of catastrophic event would this machine measure?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Tornado

    • C. 

      Volcano

    • D. 

      Earthquake

  • 4. 
    What type of catastrophic event would cause the Earth's surface to look like this picture?
    • A. 

      Tsunami

    • B. 

      Drought

    • C. 

      Avalanche

    • D. 

      Blizzard

  • 5. 
    What is this a picture of?
  • 6. 
    Which of the following would happen often in a southern state on the ocean such as Florida?
    • A. 

      Ice storm

    • B. 

      Lake effect snow

    • C. 

      Thunderstorm

    • D. 

      Blizzard

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a source for weather data that is used by meteorologists?
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Television stations

    • C. 

      Magazines

    • D. 

      Radar stations

  • 8. 
    Where does a hurricane form?
    • A. 

      Over cold land

    • B. 

      Over warm land

    • C. 

      Over cold water

    • D. 

      Over warm water

  • 9. 
    The center of this storm is called the _____________________.
    • A. 

      Middle

    • B. 

      Eye

    • C. 

      Ear

    • D. 

      Storm surge

  • 10. 
    Scientists have a theory that the continents used to all be connected as one. Since then, the plate tectonics have moved causing the continents to move. This theory is called
    • A. 

      PANGAEA

    • B. 

      Continental Drift

    • C. 

      Plate Tectonic

    • D. 

      PANDA

  • 11. 
    Which of the following causes plate tectonics to move?
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

  • 12. 
    What is convection?
    • A. 

      Cool air rising

    • B. 

      Warm air rising

    • C. 

      Cool and warm air colliding

    • D. 

      Water boiling

  • 13. 
    Which type of wave causes more damage?
    • A. 

      P Wave

    • B. 

      S Wave

  • 14. 
     What type of volcano is this?
    • A. 

      Shield

    • B. 

      Mountain

    • C. 

      Composite

    • D. 

      Cinder Cone

  • 15. 
    After a blizzard, a big affect on people, animals and land is
    • A. 

      Tsunamis

    • B. 

      Floods

    • C. 

      Droughts

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 16. 
    Which of the following will NOT affect the readings on a seismograph?
    • A. 

      Force

    • B. 

      Distnace

    • C. 

      Size

    • D. 

      Direction

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT a way that plate tectonics move?
    • A. 

      Converge

    • B. 

      Diverge

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Transgress

  • 18. 
    As a tsunami reaches shallow water or land,
    • A. 

      The speed decreases but height of the wave increases

    • B. 

      The speed increases and the height of the wave increases

    • C. 

      The speed increases but the height of the wave decreases

    • D. 

      The speed decreases and the height of the wave decreases

  • 19. 
    What does a bolt of lightning produce?
    • A. 

      Sudden rain

    • B. 

      Light and sound

    • C. 

      Stronger winds

    • D. 

      Wind and rain

  • 20. 
    In what order are hurricanes given names?
    • A. 

      Alphabetical

    • B. 

      Numerical

    • C. 

      Chronological

    • D. 

      From 1 to 10 based on size

  • 21. 
    A drought can cause a wildfire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What is a hurricane called in the Indian Ocean and near Australia?
    • A. 

      Typhoon

    • B. 

      Hurricane

    • C. 

      Cyclone

    • D. 

      Willy-willy

  • 23. 
    There is NO warning time for a tsunami.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    There is NO time to prepare for an avalanche.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is true about tornadoes?
    • A. 

      A tornado can always be seen

    • B. 

      Some tornadoes never touch ground

    • C. 

      Many tornadoes occur in North America

    • D. 

      Tornadoes ususually occur when the sky is clear

  • 26. 
    Which of the following materials does NOT erupt from a voclano?
    • A. 

      Motlen rock

    • B. 

      Rock fragments

    • C. 

      Hot gases

    • D. 

      Core

  • 27. 
    During an earthquake, the point on the surface of the earth that is where the quake begins is called the
    • A. 

      Eye

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Epicenter

    • D. 

      Beginning

  • 28. 
    Which of the following catastrophic events could a tsunami most likely cause?
    • A. 

      Drought

    • B. 

      Flood

    • C. 

      Hurricane

    • D. 

      Avalanche

  • 29. 
    Which of the following catastrophic events could a volcano NOT cause?
    • A. 

      Landslide

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Wildfire

    • D. 

      Tornado

  • 30. 
    A blizzard occurs every time it snows.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    All wildfires are caused by human activity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    A tsunami is only one wave.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Another name for a tornado is a twister.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Lava always erupts from a volcano.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False