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Natural Phenomena

written by: WHMSguineapig
 
This is a quiz on various natural phenomena. It covers hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural occurrences.

Question 1:


This is the name of both a French novelist and the 1989 hurricane that severely damaged the Caribbean and Charleston, South Carolina.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


What term is used to designate a hurricane's calm, low-pressure center around which winds of high velocity spin?
Rain bands
Outer rim
Eye wall
Eye

Question 3:


A swallow hole is an unnatural depression in earth's surface formed by the collapse of a large building.
True
False

Question 4:


What term refers to electric power produced by running or falling water?
Aquatic power
Hydrothermal power
Hydroelectric power
Nuclear power

Question 5:


What term do scientists use to denote the gradual warming of the planet due to absorption of infrared radiation by the atmosphere?
Atmospheric termoincrease
Ozone depletion
Greenhouse effect
Global dimming

Question 6:


The geological area called The Ring of Fire is located along the borders of the Pacific Ocean.
False
True

Question 7:


Will two tectonic plates sliding away from each other result in an earthquake?
No
Yes

Question 8:


Sinkholes, natural depressions in the surface topography, may vary largely in size.
True
False

Question 9:


There are many different theories of how the Milky Way galaxy was 'born'.
True
False

Question 10:


In 2005, hurricane Katrina caused devastation in what major well known jazz city in the southern part of the United States?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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