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ANOTHER NAME FOR THE WAVES OF WATER THAT GO ONTO LAND DURING A HURRICANE IS...
a) STORM SURGE
b) FLOODING
c) STORM PURGE
d) HIGH TIDE

WORLDWIDE, ON AVERAGE, THERE ARE HOW MANY HURRICANES EVERY YEAR?
a) 5
b) 2,000
c) 770
d) 85

ANOTHER NAME FOR THE RING IN A HURRICANE IS...
a) RING WALL
b) CYCLONE
c) TYPHOON
d) EYE WALL

THIS SCALE MEASURES THE STRENGTH OF A TORNADO
a) FUJITA SCALE
b) SAFFIR - SIMPSON SCALE
c) FAJITA SCALE
d) SAFFER - SIMPSON SCALE

HURRICANE WIND SPEEDS CAN REACH UP TO HOW MANY MILES PER HOUR?
a) 60 MILES PER HOUR
b) 70 MILES PER HOUR
c) 90 MILES PER HOUR
d) 100 MILES PER HOUR

TORNADO FORMATION IN ORDER IS...
a) MESOCYCLONE, THUNDERSTORMS, VORTEX
b) THUNDERSTORMS, VORTEX, MESOCYCLONE
c) MESOCYCLONE, VORTEX, THUNDERSTORMS
d) THUNDERSTORMS, MESOCYCLONE, VORTEX

MOST TORNADOES IN THE UNITED STATES OCCUR DURING THE MONTHS OF...
a) MARCH - MAY
b) APRIL - JUNE
c) MAY - JULY
d) JUNE - AUGUST

THE STAGES OF THUNDERSTORM FORMATION IN ORDER ARE...
a) MATURE, CUMULUS, DISSIPATING
b) CUMULUS, MATURE, DISSIPATING
c) DISSIPATING, MATURE, CUMULUS
d) CUMULUS, DISSIPATING, MATURE

THIS NUMBER OF THUNDERSTORMS HAPPEN ON EARTH EACH DAY...
a) 2,000
b) 770
c) 45,000
d) 100,000

THUNDERSTORMS USUALLY LAST HOW LONG?
a) LESS THAN AN HOUR
b) 1 - 2 HOURS
c) 2 - 3 HOURS
d) 1 - 3 HOURS

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