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Which travels faster and accounts for the delay between lightning and thunder?
a) light
b) sound

What shape is drawn to indicate the area under a tornado watch
a) circle
b) square
c) parallelogram
d) triangle

Hurricane Camille is the ___ strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States.
a) 1st
b) 2nd
c) 3rd
d) 4th

In 1991 55 tornadoes struck Andover in a single day. Which state is Andover located in?
a) Tenessee
b) Michigan
c) Arkansas
d) Kansas

True or False: opening windows during a tornado helps to balance air pressure and causes less damage
a) True
b) False

Which typically has a faster windspeed?
a) tornadoes
b) hurricanes

What is the correct order for the formation of a hurricane?
a) storm, disturbance, wave, depression
b) depression, disturbance, wave, storm
c) disturbance, wave, depression, storm

What is the average ground speed of a tornado?
a) 20mph
b) 30mph
c) 40mph
d) 50mph

The most violent tornado on record is the Tri State Tornado
a) True
b) False

True or False: Superstorm Sandy formed when a Nor' Easter combined with Hurricane Sandy.
a) True
b) False

When is Hurricane season?
a) June-November
b) May-September
c) March-August
d) July-October

True or False: Your car is the safest place to be when there is lightning.
a) true
b) false

True or False: Leeves and Diversion channels are examples of human intervention concerning floods.
a) True
b) False

Which natural disaster is the number one killer in the state of Michigan?
a) Floods
b) Blizzards
c) Eathquakes
d) Tornadoes

The subway system in New York was built ______ the White hurricane of 1888
a) Before
b) During
c) After

With what wind speed is a winter storm classified as a blizzard?
a) 20mph
b) 25mph
c) 30mph
d) 35mph

What three things are required to form a blizzard?
a) updraft, snow, wind
b) cold air, snow, a tornado
c) updraft, moisture, cold air
d) high pressure, moisture, cold air

True or False: Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water or move from land onto water.
a) True
b) False

Which types of weather combined to form the Perfect Storm in 1991? 1. Low Pressure Syster 2. High Pressure System 3. Hurricane Sandy 4. Hurricane Grace 5. Blizzard
a) 1,2,3
b) 1,2,4
c) 1,2,5
d) 1,3,5

What are the three types of floods?
a) coastal, flash, accidental
b) natural, seasonal, coastal
c) seasonal, flash, coastal

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