Geography Exam Topics Quiz- Tornadoes, Cyclones, Weather ETC

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Tornado Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers some of the information on the Year 8 Geography Exam. It cover fire, tornadoes, cyclones, El Nino and La Nina, Solstices and much more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does air pressure go?
    • A. 

      Air pressure goes nowhere

    • B. 

      Air pressure always flows from areas of low pressure to areas of high pressure

    • C. 

      Air pressure always flows from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure

    • D. 

      Air Pressure is too fat to go anywhere.

  • 2. 
    What is another name for a high pressure system?
  • 3. 
    What are the different forces caused by the rotation of the earth called?
    • A. 

      The Coriolis Effect

    • B. 

      The Trade Winds

    • C. 

      The Walker Circulation

  • 4. 
    Which Two Statements are Correct?
    • A. 

      The winds go outwards and backwards in both high and low pressure systems.

    • B. 

      The winds go inwards and upwards in a low pressure system

    • C. 

      The winds always go the same way.

    • D. 

      The winds go downwards and outwards in a high pressure system

    • E. 

      The winds go downwards and outwards in a low pressure system.

  • 5. 
    Which way will the winds move in the Northern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Clockwise

    • B. 

      Anti Clockwise

    • C. 

      Left

    • D. 

      Right

    • E. 

      Both Ways

  • 6. 
    Which way do the winds move in the Southern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Towards the Equator

    • B. 

      Left

    • C. 

      Horizontally

    • D. 

      Clockwise

    • E. 

      Anti Clockwise

  • 7. 
    Which statements are true about low pressure systems?
    • A. 

      They never go above 1013 hpa.

    • B. 

      They are generally associated with very hot weather

    • C. 

      They generally stay in the 900 hpa area.

    • D. 

      Air near the centre of a low pressure system is unstable

    • E. 

      Associated with unsettled weather, cloudy conditions, wind, cyclones and periods of rain.

  • 8. 
    Is this statement true for high pressure systems or low pressure systems?"Associated with constant good weather, cloudless skies and dry conditions" 
    • A. 

      High pressure systems

    • B. 

      Low pressure systems

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      Both

  • 9. 
    Which 3 statements are correct?Isobars....
    • A. 

      Show lines of equal air pressure

    • B. 

      Are measured in hectopascals

    • C. 

      Are not on weather maps

    • D. 

      Are measured by an anenometer

    • E. 

      The closer the lines, the stronger the wind

  • 10. 
    Lightning happens when
    • A. 

      Lightning happens when the negative charges (electrons) in the bottom of the cloud are attracted to the positive charges (protons) in the ground.

    • B. 

      A and d

    • C. 

      A, d and e

    • D. 

      A stream of negative charges pours down towards a high point where positive charges have clustered

    • E. 

      A bolt of lightning heats the air along its path causing it to expand rapidly.

  • 11. 
    Thunder is the sound caused by rapidly expanding air.True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What are tropical cyclones measured by?
    • A. 

      Fujita Scale

    • B. 

      Unicorn Scale

    • C. 

      Saffir Simpson Scale

  • 13. 
    Who discovered the Saffir Simpson Scale?
    • A. 

      Todd Simpson and Peter Saffir

    • B. 

      Saffir Simpson

    • C. 

      Simpson and Saffir Thompson

  • 14. 
    What are people who study weather called?
    • A. 

      BOM

    • B. 

      Meteorologists

    • C. 

      Weather Studiers

  • 15. 
    What is the highest level of tropical cyclone and what is the highest level of tornado?
    • A. 

      S5 and a unicorn

    • B. 

      F5 and S3

    • C. 

      5 and F4

    • D. 

      S5 and an F5 (or an F6, which is mythical)

  • 16. 
    Which of these statements are true?
    • A. 

      Tropical cyclones are intense low pressure systems

    • B. 

      Tropical Cyclones do not exist in Australia

    • C. 

      Tropical Cyclones are mythical

    • D. 

      They rotate clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere

    • E. 

      They form over tropical oceans that must be at a temperature of 24-26 degrees

  • 17. 
    In America cyclones are called?
  • 18. 
    The complete life cycle of a tropical cyclone usually spans about 9 days but may be only 2 or 3 days or more than 20 daysTrue or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Winds at the eye of a cyclone are?
    • A. 

      Unstable

    • B. 

      Frantic

    • C. 

      Fast

    • D. 

      Calm

  • 20. 
    Which of these after effects happen after a cyclone?
    • A. 

      Strong winds

    • B. 

      Dust storms

    • C. 

      Floods or storm surges

    • D. 

      Torrential rain

    • E. 

      Rough seas

  • 21. 
    What are tornadoes called when they form over water? 
    • A. 

      Whale spouts

    • B. 

      Waterfalls

    • C. 

      Waterspouts

  • 22. 
    What scale are tornadoes measured on/
    • A. 

      Fujita Scale

    • B. 

      Fajhita Scale

    • C. 

      Fyujita Scale

    • D. 

      Saffir Simpson Scale

    • E. 

      Unicorn Scale

  • 23. 
     A tornado or twister is a wildly spinning column of air that drops down from under a  cumulonimbus cloud and moves across the ground or the waterTrue or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What is the funnel of a tornado called?
    • A. 

      The funnel of a tornado is called a vortex. When it drops down, it hisses

    • B. 

      The funnel of a tornado is called a vortex. When it drops down, disappears

    • C. 

      The funnel of a tornado is called an eye. When it drops down, it hisses

    • D. 

      The funnel of a tornado is called a eye. When it drops down, it disappears

  • 25. 
    What type of cloud does a tornado need to form? 
    • A. 

      A supercell

    • B. 

      A cumulostratus

    • C. 

      A cirrus cloud

    • D. 

      A supercell or a cumulonimbus cloud

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