Hurricane, Typhoon & Tropical Cyclone Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which Storm did we recently study in school?

    • A.

      Hurricane Katrina

    • B.

      Typhoon Koppu

    • C.

      Typhoon Haiyan

    • D.

      Typhoon Pablo

    Correct Answer
    C. Typhoon Haiyan
    Explanation
    It is Typhoon Haiyan

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  • 2. 

    What is the most dangerous aspect of a Storm

    • A.

      Storm Surge

    • B.

      Eyewall

    • C.

      Rainfall

    • D.

      Eye

    Correct Answer
    A. Storm Surge
    Explanation
    Answer is Storm Surge

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  • 3. 

    There are many names for Storms

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "There are many names for Storms" is true. Storms can be referred to by different names depending on their characteristics or geographical location. For example, a tropical storm is a type of storm that forms in tropical regions and is characterized by strong winds and heavy rainfall. Other types of storms include thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and typhoons. Each of these storms has its own distinct features and is referred to by different names based on their specific characteristics. Therefore, it is accurate to say that there are many names for storms.

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  • 4. 

    Hurricanes gain most mass on land

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hurricanes actually gain most of their mass from the warm ocean waters. As the warm air rises from the ocean surface, it creates a low-pressure area which causes more air to be drawn in. This process continues and the storm gains more energy and moisture from the warm ocean, causing it to grow in size and intensity. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 5. 

    What is the most devastating hurricane ever to hit America?

    Correct Answer
    The Great Miami Hurricane
    Explanation
    The Great Miami Hurricane is considered the most devastating hurricane to hit America due to its immense destruction and loss of life. It made landfall in Miami, Florida in 1926, causing widespread devastation with estimated winds of 145 mph. The storm surge reached up to 15 feet, flooding the city and causing significant damage to buildings and infrastructure. The hurricane resulted in the deaths of approximately 372 people and caused billions of dollars in damages. Its impact on Miami and the surrounding areas was so severe that it led to significant changes in building codes and hurricane preparedness measures.

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  • 6. 

    How many on average hurricanes/Typhoons/Tropical Cyclones come a year.

    • A.

      60

    • B.

      75

    • C.

      96

    • D.

      85

    Correct Answer
    D. 85
    Explanation
    85

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  • 7. 

    What is the wind speed of a hurricane/typhoon/tropical cyclone to be classified as catagory 5 saffir simpson scale?

    • A.

      150mph or higher

    • B.

      160 mph or higher

    • C.

      153mph or higher

    • D.

      157 mph or higher

    Correct Answer
    D. 157 mph or higher
    Explanation
    A hurricane/typhoon/tropical cyclone is classified as category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale when its wind speed is 157 mph or higher. This is the threshold at which the storm is considered extremely dangerous and capable of causing catastrophic damage.

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  • 8. 

     Saffir Simpson the only scale we use to measure hurricanes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the statement is not true. While the Saffir-Simpson scale is commonly used to measure hurricanes, it is not the only scale used. There are other scales, such as the Enhanced Fujita scale for tornadoes, that are used to measure different types of severe weather events. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 9. 

    Typhoon Nancy was the most destructive Typhoon ever

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Typhoon Nancy holds the record for being the most destructive typhoon ever. This means that it caused the highest amount of damage and destruction compared to any other typhoon in history. The extent of its devastation could include factors such as loss of life, destruction of infrastructure, and economic impact.

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  • 10. 

    Katrina cost the most ever for a natural disaster

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      Np

    • C.

      Option3

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "yes" because it states that Katrina cost the most ever for a natural disaster. This implies that the financial impact of Hurricane Katrina was greater than any other natural disaster in history.

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  • 11. 

    Typhoon Haiyan reached wind speeds up?

    Correct Answer
    315km/h
    Explanation
    Typhoon Haiyan reached wind speeds of 315km/h, indicating the intensity and strength of the storm. This high wind speed is characteristic of a powerful typhoon, capable of causing significant damage and destruction. It is important to note that typhoons are categorized based on their wind speeds, and a wind speed of 315km/h is extremely dangerous and can lead to catastrophic consequences.

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