Severe Weather Test: Ultimate Quiz

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Severe Weather Test: Ultimate Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A severe weather warning and a severe weather watch are the same things.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Hurricanes are measured on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A blizzard must have winds of at least 35 miles per hour.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Hurricanes form over cold, dry land.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Wilkesboro has/can be effected by flooding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A ___________ includes thunder and lightning and can happen anywhere.
  • 7. 
    A ___________________ means that severe weather is imminent (going to happen).
  • 8. 
    ______________________ are spiraling vortexes that are measured by the Fujita scale.
  • 9. 
    What are the basic ingredients of a thunderstorm?
    • A. 

      Moisture, unstable air & lift

    • B. 

      Warm, dry air

    • C. 

      Cold air & wind

    • D. 

      Cold, dry air

  • 10. 
    What are some of the sources for floods?
    • A. 

      Rivers

    • B. 

      Lakes

    • C. 

      Oceans

    • D. 

      Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

  • 11. 
    What does the water temperature need to be for a hurricane to form?
    • A. 

      At least 50 degrees

    • B. 

      At least 60 degrees

    • C. 

      At least 70 degrees

    • D. 

      At least 80 degrees

  • 12. 
    What is the minimum wind speed required for a hurricane?
    • A. 

      65 mph

    • B. 

      74 mph

    • C. 

      50 mph

    • D. 

      30 mph

  • 13. 
    When is hurricane season?
    • A. 

      December 25 to June 1

    • B. 

      February 6 to July 25

    • C. 

      June 6 to August 3

    • D. 

      June 1 to November 30

  • 14. 
    What are characteristics of a blizzard?
    • A. 

      Snow

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Cold Temperatures

    • D. 

      Snow, wind, and cold temperatures

  • 15. 
    Blizzards can cause...
    • A. 

      Frost bite

    • B. 

      Hypothermia

    • C. 

      Vehicle wrecks

    • D. 

      Frost bite, hypothermia, and vehicle wrecks

  • 16. 
    What should the wind speed be for it to be a blizzard?
    • A. 

      15 mph

    • B. 

      35 mph

    • C. 

      120 mph

    • D. 

      80 mph

  • 17. 
    When are thunderstorms most likely to occur?
    • A. 

      Spring and Summer

    • B. 

      Winter and Fall

    • C. 

      Summer and Fall

    • D. 

      Winter and Spring

  • 18. 
    How are tornadoes measured?
    • A. 

      Line graph

    • B. 

      Bubble map

    • C. 

      Fujita Scale

    • D. 

      Tree Map

  • 19. 
    Where can a tornado occur?
    • A. 

      Only in the tropics.

    • B. 

      Only in the midwest.

    • C. 

      They can occur anywhere.

    • D. 

      None of these answers.

  • 20. 
    The worst type of tornado is a ...
    • A. 

      C4

    • B. 

      F5

    • C. 

      C5

    • D. 

      T5

  • 21. 
    What do you do when there is a tornado?
    • A. 

      Go to a basement or a place with NO windows.

    • B. 

      Stand outside and watch.

    • C. 

      Hide

    • D. 

      Go hug a metal pole until you find someone you know.

  • 22. 
    What are some things that you need if a tornado hits?
    • A. 

      Your favorite stuffed animal.

    • B. 

      Your make-up.

    • C. 

      A disaster kit.

    • D. 

      Your ipod.

  • 23. 
    How are blizzards forecasted?
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Cameras

    • C. 

      Satellites, radars & computer models

    • D. 

      Guessing

  • 24. 
    What do you need in a disaster kit?
    • A. 

      First-Aid Kit

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      First aid kit, water and food

  • 25. 
    Thunderstorms are the most dangerous type of severe weather.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False