Hurricane Quiz

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Hurricane Quizzes & Trivia

Things could get a little windy this summer. Test your hurricane smarts with this timely quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and ends on:
    • A. 

      Oct. 30

    • B. 

      Nov. 1

    • C. 

      Nov. 15

    • D. 

      Nov. 30

  • 2. 
    What percentage of coastal dwellers are ready for a hurricane?
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 3. 
    How many coastal dwellers would refuse to evacuate in the face of an impending hurricane?
    • A. 

      One out of two

    • B. 

      One out of four

    • C. 

      One out of eight

    • D. 

      One out of ten

  • 4. 
    What year did the U.S. Weather Bureau switch to using men's names, as well as women's names?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1972

    • D. 

      1979

  • 5. 
    On the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, how many categories of hurricanes are there?
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Two

  • 6. 
    What was the last hurricane to make a direct hit on Cape Cod?
    • A. 

      Hurricane Gloria

    • B. 

      Hurricane Bob

    • C. 

      Hurricane Edouard

    • D. 

      Hurricane Noel

  • 7. 
    What is the center of a hurricane called?
    • A. 

      The middle

    • B. 

      The eye

    • C. 

      The apex

    • D. 

      The sweet spot

  • 8. 
    How warm does the water temperature have to be for a hurricane to form?
    • A. 

      65

    • B. 

      70

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      80

  • 9. 
    What is the most devastating element of a hurricane?
    • A. 

      Wind speed

    • B. 

      Storm surge

    • C. 

      Wind direction

    • D. 

      Barometric pressure

  • 10. 
    Is there a difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    What wind speeds are associated with a tropical storm?
    • A. 

      25 to 38 mph

    • B. 

      39 to 73 mph

    • C. 

      74 to 95 mph

    • D. 

      96 to 110 mph

  • 12. 
    Is it safe to go outside during a hurricane?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No