Hurricane Bob Quiz

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Hurricane Quizzes & Trivia

The last hurricane to inflict a direct hit on Cape Cod was a little hurricane named Bob. How much do you remember about this weather event? Take our on-line quiz to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year did Hurricane Bob blow into town?
    • A. 

      1985

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      1995

    • D. 

      1998

  • 2. 
    What was the name of the hurricane that preceded Bob by only a few years?
    • A. 

      Gloria

    • B. 

      Carol

    • C. 

      Edouard

    • D. 

      Edna

  • 3. 
    What area sustained the most damage from Hurricane Bob?
    • A. 

      Orleans

    • B. 

      Harwich

    • C. 

      Provincetown

    • D. 

      Buzzards Bay

  • 4. 
    How many deaths was Hurricane Bob considered responsible for?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 5. 
    What was the estimated damage of Hurricane Bob?
    • A. 

      $1 million

    • B. 

      $10 million

    • C. 

      $50 million

    • D. 

      $1.9 billion

  • 6. 
    What time did Hurricane Bob hit the Cape?
    • A. 

      8 a.m.

    • B. 

      Noon

    • C. 

      2 p.m.

    • D. 

      6:30 p.m.

  • 7. 
    How strong were sustained winds during the height of the hurricane?
    • A. 

      75 mph

    • B. 

      90 mph

    • C. 

      105 mph

    • D. 

      120 mph

  • 8. 
    What is Hurricane Bob ranked in its order as the worst storm to hit the Atlantic Coast?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      25

  • 9. 
    What local pest plagued Cape Codders for weeks after Bob?
    • A. 

      Coyotes

    • B. 

      Bees

    • C. 

      Chipmunks

    • D. 

      Squirrels

  • 10. 
    How many campers were evacuated from Nickerson State Park before Hurricane Bob arrived?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      1,000

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 11. 
    What was Hurricane Bob ranked on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale?
    • A. 

      Categpry one

    • B. 

      Category two

    • C. 

      Category three

    • D. 

      Category four

  • 12. 
    What was the most powerful hurricane to reach New England in recent memory?
    • A. 

      Hurricane of 1938

    • B. 

      Hurricane Gloria

    • C. 

      Hurricane Carol

    • D. 

      Hurricane Bob