Hurricane Quiz

Batten down the hatches! It's time to test your hurricane know-how. Take our quiz.

Quiz

Batten down the hatches! It's time to test your hurricane know-how. Take our quiz.

1. We all know that earthquakes are rated using the Richter Scale. How are hurricanes ranked?

  • The Fujita Scale.
  • The VEI Scale.
  • Saffir-Simpson Scale.

2. A tropical storm with windspeeds over 74 miles an hour is called a hurricane when it occurs over the north Atlantic or eastern Pacific. What is its name if it's over the western Pacific?

  • Typhoon.
  • Cyclone.
  • Tsunami.

3. Which storm pounded Central America in 1998, killing more than 11,000 people in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala?

  • Georges.
  • Mitch.
  • Andrew.

4. What is the windiest part of a hurricane?

  • The eye.
  • The wall.

5. Which is more urgent?

  • A hurricane warning.
  • A hurricane watch.

Your Results:

1. We all know that earthquakes are rated using the Richter Scale. How are hurricanes ranked?
Saffir-Simpson Scale.

2. A tropical storm with windspeeds over 74 miles an hour is called a hurricane when it occurs over the north Atlantic or eastern Pacific. What is its name if it's over the western Pacific?
Typhoon.

3. Which storm pounded Central America in 1998, killing more than 11,000 people in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala?
Mitch.

4. What is the windiest part of a hurricane?
The wall.

5. Which is more urgent?
A hurricane warning.

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