Tropical Trivia Medium Quiz #1


Which satement is true? Hurricanes rotate.....

  Clockwise in the northern hemisphere
  Counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere
  Counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere
  Counterclockwise everywhere


A major hurricane is considered.....

  category 3, 4, or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale
  Winds of 100 mph or more
  Pressure of 920 millibars or lower
  One that caused at least $1 billion in damage


What would you not do for a hurricane watch?

  Put gas in car
  Evacuate immediately
  Buy extra food and water
  Check supplies


The term "hurricane" would NOT apply to which region?

  West coast of Mexico


When is the Atlantic hurricane season?

  January 1 through June 30
  May 1 through October 31
  June 1 through November 30
  September 1 through December 31


At what wind speed does a tropical cyclone become a hurricane?

  50 mph
  50 knots
  74 mph
  74 knots


The name "hurricane" means...

  Dark clouds
  Strong winds that destroy sugar cane
  Ocean tempest
  Island term for god of evil


In what part of the world would you LEAST likely find a tropical cyclone?

  Northeast Pacific Ocean
  Indian Ocean
  South Atlantic Ocean
  Northwest Pacific Ocean


What is the most recognized feature of a hurricane?

  Rain squalls
  Strong winds
  Large hail


Which hurricane preparation would you not do BEFORE hurricane season?

  Buy extra batteries
  Buy plywood or shutters to cover your windows
  Cut dead limbs off of trees
  None of the above

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