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Storm! (Grade 7)

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A waterspout is a vortex that can occur over water without a thunderstorm.
  1. True
  2. False
The very center of a hurricane is called the eye.
  1. True
  2. False
Hurricanes are large cyclonic storms with winds not rising above 74 miles per hour.
  1. True
  2. False
The wind speed of a tornado is faster at the ground than several feet above the ground.
  1. True
  2. False
Earth is the only planet where lightning is found.
  1. True
  2. False
The Enhanced Fujita Scale rates the intensity of tornadoes.
  1. True
  2. False
Typhoons form over landmasses, typically after a period of very warm weather.
  1. True
  2. False
Desert areas are known to have flash floods.
  1. True
  2. False
Flash floods are normally widespread over large areas, rising and dissipating slowly.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Produced by cumulonimbus clouds when a cold front meets a warm front.
  1. water sprout
  2. typhoon
  3. thunderstorm
  4. hurricane
What is a large, swirling storm that forms over warm, tropical water called?
  1. hurricane
  2. tornado
  3. blizzard
  4. hailstorm
Which natural disaster comes from powerful thunderstorms that originate over land?
  1. hurricane
  2. cyclone
  3. tornado
  4. typhoon
What is the name of the storm that originates over the Indian Ocean?
  1. Hurricane
  2. Typhoon
  3. Cyclone
  4. Tornado
What do you call a storm that forms over the Atlantic Ocean?
  1. Tornado
  2. Typhoon
  3. Hurricane
  4. Cyclone
Dry land surfaces heated unevenly 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
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
What does the Saffir-Simpson scale measure?
  1. Tornadoes
  2. Cyclones
  3. Typhoons
  4. Hurricanes
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.
What causes "heat" lightning?
  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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