Tornado - 7th Grade James

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10 muti-choice questions about Tornadoes from class notes/powerpoint.
each question is worth 2 points for a total of 20 points.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where dothe most tonadoes occur in the world?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Hawaii

    • C.

      The United States

    • D.

      Europe

    • E.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    C. The United States
    Explanation
    The United States experiences the most tornadoes in the world. This is due to a combination of geographic and atmospheric factors. The country's large size and diverse terrain, along with the clash of warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and cold dry air from Canada, create the perfect conditions for tornado formation. Additionally, the central region of the United States, known as Tornado Alley, is particularly prone to tornadoes due to its unique combination of weather patterns.

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  • 2. 

    Which statement is NOT true about tornadoes?

    • A.

      Move along with its t-storms.

    • B.

      It travels at the same pace & weaves a path that is almost impossible to predict.

    • C.

      It may appear suddenly & disappear just as fast

    • D.

      Tornadoes can even occur in the winter

    Correct Answer
    D. Tornadoes can even occur in the winter
    Explanation
    Tornadoes can occur in any season, including winter.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the scale used to describe the strength of a tornado based on the damage it does.

    • A.

      Fujita Scale

    • B.

      The holy crap scale

    • C.

      The wind intensity scale

    • D.

      Category 1to 5 scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Fujita Scale
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fujita Scale. The Fujita Scale is used to describe the strength of a tornado based on the damage it causes. It categorizes tornadoes into six levels, ranging from F0 (weakest) to F5 (strongest), based on the estimated wind speeds and the resulting damage. This scale helps meteorologists and researchers understand the destructive power of tornadoes and assess their impact on communities.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of damage is associated with an F1 tornado?

    • A.

      Heavy rains & flooding

    • B.

      Storm surges

    • C.

      When the eye arrives—weather changes suddenly—the air grows calm & the sky may clear.

    • D.

      Light damage because the winds can only blow from 40-70 mph

    Correct Answer
    D. Light damage because the winds can only blow from 40-70 mph
    Explanation
    An F1 tornado is considered a weak tornado on the Fujita scale, with wind speeds ranging from 73-112 km/h (45-70 mph). Therefore, the associated damage would be light as the winds are not strong enough to cause significant destruction.

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  • 5. 

    What are the most rare types of tornadoes?

    • A.

      F0 and F1

    • B.

      F2

    • C.

      F3

    • D.

      F4 & F5

    Correct Answer
    D. F4 & F5
    Explanation
    F4 and F5 tornadoes are the most rare types of tornadoes. The Fujita scale, which categorizes tornadoes based on their intensity, rates F4 tornadoes as "devastating" and F5 tornadoes as "incredible." These tornadoes are characterized by extremely strong winds, reaching speeds of over 200 mph, and causing severe damage to well-built structures. F4 and F5 tornadoes are relatively rare, accounting for only a small percentage of all tornadoes that occur.

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  • 6. 

    What does a WARNING mean?

    • A.

      The weather conditions might produce tornadoes

    • B.

      Is issued when a tornado has been detected.

    • C.

      It is less dangerous then a watch

    • D.

      This word is only used to describe the conditions for a hurricane

    Correct Answer
    B. Is issued when a tornado has been detected.
    Explanation
    A WARNING is issued when a tornado has been detected. This means that there is an imminent threat of a tornado occurring and people should take immediate action to seek shelter and protect themselves. It is a more serious and urgent notification compared to a watch, which indicates that conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. The other options provided in the question are incorrect as they do not accurately describe what a WARNING means.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following are warning signs that a tornado might occur?

    • A.

      Green sky

    • B.

      A strange calmness

    • C.

      Hail

    • D.

      Sounds of TRAINS

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given answer, "All of the above," is correct because all of the mentioned signs - green sky, a strange calmness, hail, and sounds of trains - are warning signs that a tornado might occur. A green sky can indicate the presence of a severe thunderstorm, which can potentially produce a tornado. A strange calmness often occurs before a tornado, as the air becomes still and the wind stops blowing. Hail is commonly associated with severe thunderstorms and can be a precursor to tornado formation. The sounds of trains or a freight train-like roar can be heard when a tornado is approaching, caused by the strong winds and debris being carried by the storm.

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  • 8. 

    Hiding under an overpass ( like under a steel bridge) is one of the best places to hide if you spot a tornado while driving in your car?

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Hiding under an overpass is not a safe place to hide if you spot a tornado while driving in your car. Contrary to popular belief, seeking shelter under an overpass can actually be more dangerous. Overpasses can create a wind tunnel effect, causing the winds to become even stronger and more destructive. Additionally, debris can easily be blown under the overpass, posing a serious risk to anyone seeking shelter there. It is recommended to find a sturdy building or a low-lying area away from the tornado's path for safety.

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  • 9. 

    What do you call a tornado that forms over water?

    • A.

      A tornado

    • B.

      A waterspout

    • C.

      Nothing-- because they don't exist

    • D.

      A hurricane

    Correct Answer
    B. A waterspout
    Explanation
    A tornado that forms over water is called a waterspout. Waterspouts are similar to tornadoes but occur over bodies of water instead of land. They are formed by the same atmospheric conditions that create tornadoes, such as instability and wind shear. Waterspouts can be dangerous, especially if they move onto land and become tornadoes.

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