Hurricane Quiz

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  1. Hurricane season ___ June 1 and ___ November 30.
    a. stops, moves
    b. begins, ends
    c. badly, worst
    d. circles, runs

  2. A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that ___ a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more.
    a. won't reach
    b. could reach
    c. have reached
    d. can't reach

  3. The dangers of a storm ___ torrential rains, high winds and storm surges.
    a. include
    b. includes
    c. including
    d. to include

  4. The strongest hurricane recorded was the Florida Keys Storm of 1935. 500 people ___ during this Category 5 storm.
    a. has killed
    b. were killed
    c. not killed
    d. are killing

  5. A Hurricane Watch ___ for a coastal area when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36 hours.
    a. was issued
    b. is issuing
    c. is issued
    d. isn't issued

  6. Category One storms ___ have some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.
    a. will
    b. don't
    c. shouldn't
    d. never

  7. Category Two hurricane winds ___ cause some roofing material, door, and window damage to buildings.
    a. should
    b. won't
    c. may
    d. wouldn't

  8. Mobile homes ___ destroyed in Category Three hurricanes.
    a. is
    b. do
    c. must
    d. are

  9. Category Four storms ___ massive evacuation of residential areas inland as far as 6 miles.
    a. requires
    b. requiring
    c. require
    d. to require

  10. Category Five hurricanes ___ cause complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings.
    a. will
    b. didn't
    c. won't
    d. might

Copyright 1998 by Catherine Rifkin (fricativ@mediaone.net)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.