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Catastrophic Events

Quiz by Sharon Huizar

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  • Q1
    What does catastrophic mean?
    Very bad
    Very good
    Delicious
    Okay
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  • Q2
    The Gulf Prairies and Marshes have experienced many catastrophic events. This type of event forms over warm ocean water. This causes incredibly high destructive winds. This type of catastrophic event is called _____________.
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    Wildfires
    Tsnuami
    Tornado
    Hurricanes
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  • Q3
    Which natural disaster comes from powerful thunderstorms and appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped clouds?
    Tornado
    Volcano
    Earthquake
    Hurricane
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  • Q4
    Which type of ecosystem damage can be caused by lightning?
    Wind damage to trees
    Wildfire
    Storm Surge
    Flooding
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  • Q5
    Which of these changes to an ecosystem is most likely caused by a tornado?
    Coastal areas are flooded
    Storm surge flood the coast
    Branches are broken off of trees
    Rivers overflow their banks
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  • Q6
    Which of the following are ways wildfires can impact an ecosystem?
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    Tsnaumis
    Loss of Habitat
    Earthquakes
    Flooding
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  • Q7
    What should you do if you are caught in the open, and a tornado is present?
    Lay in a ditch
    Escape to a car
    None of these
    Find a nearby treee
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  • Q8
    Which natural disaster comes from powerful thunderstorms and appears as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds?
    Earthquakes
    Floods
    Hurricanes
    Tornadoes
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  • Q9
    Tornadoes are most common in flat land, which area of the US is considered Tornado Alley?
    Kansas
    Florida
    Alaska
    New York
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  • Q10
    A tornado watch is more severe than a warning. Which of these describes a tornado watch?
    When a tornado has been spotted in your area
    When tornadoes are possible in your area
    A device that tells you what time a tornado is going to strike
    When you get your binoculars out and look for a funnel cloud
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  • Q11
    Where do hurricanes form?
    Over mountain ranges
    In the desert
    Over flat land
    Over warm ocean water
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  • Q12
    The heavy waves of a hurricane are called ________.
    Wave Storms
    Storm surge
    Regular waves
    Thunderstorms
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  • Q13
    Why don't hurricanes form in polar regions?
    The water is frozen
    The water is not cold enough
    The water is not warm enough
    There is no water in polar regions
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  • Q14
    Hurricane season is from June-November, why is this typically when hurricanes form?
    This is just when they happen
    They just happen whenever throughout the year
    The water is too cold
    The water is warm enough for hurricanes to form.
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  • Q15
    Which of these is one why volcanoes can effect the environment?
    They create new land
    They release poisonous gas
    All of these
    They can destroy habitats
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  • Q16
    If a severe drought occurs in the area pictured above, which organisms in the ecosystem would be affected?
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    All the animals except the birds, because the birds live in the air.
    All the plants and animals, because they all depend on the water.
    Only the fish, because they live in the water
    All the animals, because they drink water
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  • Q17
    The Trans-Peco ecoregion in the western portion of Texas receives less than 15 inches of rainfall in a year and has little soil due to overgrazing by farm animals. What catastrophic event is most likely to effect farmers in this region?
    Earthquake
    Hurricane
    Drought
    Flood
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