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Storm!

Name: __________________________ Date: __________________________

Storm!

1. 
A waterspout is a vortex that can occur over water without a thunderstorm.
  1. True
  2. False
 
2. 
The very center of a hurricane is called the eye.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Hurricanes are large cyclonic storms with winds not rising above 74 miles per hour.
  1. True
  2. False
 
4. 
The wind speed of a tornado is faster at the ground than several feet above the ground.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Earth is the only planet where lightning is found.
  1. True
  2. False
 
6. 
The Fujita scale measures the intensity of tornadoes.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Typhoons form over landmasses, typically after a period of very warm weather.
  1. True
  2. False
 
8. 
Desert areas are known to have flash floods.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
Flash floods are normally widespread over large areas, rising and dissipating slowly.
  1. True
  2. False
 
10. 
Violent, whirling wind that moves in a narrow path over land, forming a highly destructive funnel is called a:
  1. hurricane
  2. earthquake
  3. thunderstorm
  4. tornado
11. 
Produced by cumulonimbus clouds when a cold front meets a warm front.
  1. water sprout
  2. typhoon
  3. thunderstorm
  4. hurricane
 
12. 
What is a large, swirling storm that forms over warm, tropical water called?
  1. hurricane
  2. tornado
  3. blizzard
  4. hailstorm
13. 
Which natural disaster comes from powerful thunderstorms that originate over land?
  1. hurricane
  2. cyclone
  3. tornado
  4. typhoon
 
14. 
What is the name of the storm that originates over the Indian Ocean?
  1. Hurricane
  2. Typhoon
  3. Cyclone
  4. Tornado
15. 
What do you call a storm that forms over the Atlantic Ocean?
  1. Tornado
  2. Typhoon
  3. Hurricane
  4. Cyclone
 
16. 
Dry, land surfaces heated by the sun produce convective rolls of air. If these rolls get tilted upright, then a                 can form.
  1. tornado
  2. dust devil
  3. water spout
  4. snow tornado
17. 
Whirling funnel-shaped cloud over land with very low pressure at the funnel's bottom.
  1. cyclone
  2. anti-cyclone
  3. water spout
  4. tornado
 
18. 
What does the Saffir-Simpson scale measure?
  1. Tornado
  2. Cyclone
  3. Typhoon
  4. Hurricane
19. 
A storm surge is
  1. a period of heavier rain
  2. a large swell in the ocean by the shore
  3. a sudden increase in electrical power to your home
  4. a crowd of people going to stock up on groceries
 
20. 
"Heat" lightning is caused by:
  1. Intense heat during summer days
  2. Intense heat during summer nights
  3. Thunderstorms that are too far away for thunder to be heard
  4. None of the above
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