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Extreme Weather Disasters

Weather is an natural phenomena. Take this quiz to see how much you know about extreme weather disasters.

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Weather is an natural phenomena. Take this quiz to see how much you know about extreme weather disasters.

1. Where was the lowest temperature recorded in the United States on Jan. 23, 1971?

2. What is a tropical cyclone of severe intensity that occurs in the Pacific Ocean called?

  • Typhoon
  • Hurricane
  • Tsunami

3. When did the deadliest hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere occur?

  • 1780
  • 1998
  • 1930

4. What is the maximum wind speed tornadoes are capable of?

  • 100 miles per hour
  • 150 miles per hour
  • over 250 miles per hour

5. When did the longest drought in the U.S. during the 20th century occur?

  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1940s

6. What killed more than 36,000 people after the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883?

  • Tornado
  • Lava
  • Tsunami

7. How many billions in damage did Hurricane Andrew cause in 1992?

8. What year did the United States start alternating between male and female names for hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico?

  • 1968
  • 1975
  • 1979

9. Where did the deadliest flood in U.S. history occur?

  • Pennsylvania
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska

10. Which of these isn't the name of a hurricane on the list of infamous retired hurricanes?

  • Betsy
  • Cassandra
  • Frederic

11. Approximately how much damage did the costliest hurricane of the 20th century do?

  • $3 trillion
  • $26.5 billion
  • $7.3 million

1. Where was the lowest temperature recorded in the United States on Jan. 23, 1971?
Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska

2. What is a tropical cyclone of severe intensity that occurs in the Pacific Ocean called?
Typhoon

3. When did the deadliest hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere occur?
1780

4. What is the maximum wind speed tornadoes are capable of?
over 250 miles per hour

5. When did the longest drought in the U.S. during the 20th century occur?
1930s

6. What killed more than 36,000 people after the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883?
Tsunami

7. How many billions in damage did Hurricane Andrew cause in 1992?
$26.5 billion

8. What year did the United States start alternating between male and female names for hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico?
1979

9. Where did the deadliest flood in U.S. history occur?
Pennsylvania

10. Which of these isn't the name of a hurricane on the list of infamous retired hurricanes?
Cassandra

11. Approximately how much damage did the costliest hurricane of the 20th century do?
$26.5 billion

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