Cyclones and Typhoon Quiz

Hurricane, Typhoon, Flood, and Cyclones Facts Quiz questions and answers:

What is a typhoon?
(a) A large storm system characterized by strong winds and heavy rainfall.
(b) A geological event caused by tectonic plate movement.
(c) A phenomenon that occurs only in the Arctic region.
(d) A type of tornado that forms over warm ocean waters.

Answer. (a)

Cyclones occurring in North Atlantic ocean are called
(a) Typhoon
(b) Hurricanes
(c) Tornado
(d) None of the above

Ans. (b)

In which region are cyclones primarily referred to as hurricanes?
(a) North Atlantic Ocean
(b) Western Pacific Ocean
(c) South Indian Ocean
(d) Eastern Pacific Ocean

Answer. (a)

In which region are hurricanes primarily referred to as typhoons?
(a) Caribbean Sea
(b) North Atlantic Ocean
(c) Western Pacific Ocean
(d) South Indian Ocean

Answer. (c)

Which typhoon caused significant devastation in Southeast Asia in 2008, particularly in Myanmar (Burma), resulting in a high death toll and widespread destruction?
(a) Typhoon Morakot
(b) Typhoon Nargis
(c) Typhoon Megi
(d) Typhoon Ketsana

Answer. (b)

What is the typical season for typhoons in Asia?
(a) Winter
(b) Spring
(c) Summer
(d) Autumn

Answer. (c)

What is one of the primary factors that contributes to the extensive damage caused by cyclones?
(a) Heavy rainfall and flooding
(b) Strong winds
(c) Earthquake activity
(d) Volcanic eruptions

Answer. (a)

Which of the following terms is used to describe a tropical cyclone with sustained wind speeds of 74 miles per hour (119 kilometers per hour) or greater?
(a) Hurricane
(b) Typhoon
(c) Cyclone
(d) Tornado

Answer. (a)

Hurricanes are common in
(a) India
(b) Bangladesh
(c) USA
(d) Australia

Ans. (c)

What is the term used to describe a tropical cyclone that occurs in the western Pacific Ocean?
(a) Typhoon
(b) Hurricane
(c) Tornado
(d) Cyclone

Answer. (a)

Which region in Asia is known for experiencing frequent typhoons?
(a) Southeast Asia
(b) Central Asia
(c) South Asia
(d) East Asia

Answer. (d)

Which of the following factors is primarily responsible for the formation and intensification of a typhoon?
(a) Low wind speeds
(b) High atmospheric pressure
(c) Warm ocean temperatures
(d) Dry air masses

Answer. (c)

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What is the typical direction of movement for a typhoon in the northern hemisphere?
(a) Eastward
(b) Westward
(c) Southward
(d) Northward

Answer. (b)

What is the equivalent term for a typhoon in the Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific?
(a) Cyclone
(b) Hurricane
(c) Monsoon
(d) Tornado

Answer. (b)

In which region of the world do typhoons typically occur?
(a) Eastern Pacific Ocean
(b) Mediterranean Sea
(c) Indian Ocean
(d) Western Pacific Ocean

Answer. (d)

Which country in Asia is commonly affected by typhoons, with a coastline along the Pacific Ocean?
(a) Thailand
(b) India
(c) Philippines
(d) Afghanistan

Answer. (c)

Which typhoon struck the coast of Japan in 2019, resulting in extensive damage and flooding?
(a) Typhoon Goni
(b) Typhoon Hagibis
(c) Typhoon Nuri
(d) Typhoon Vongfong

Answer. (b)

What is the primary difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?
(a) Geographic location
(b) Wind speed
(c) Intensity
(d) Size

Answer. (a)

What is the primary cause of typhoons?
(a) Earth’s rotation
(b) Low atmospheric pressure
(c) High atmospheric pressure
(d) Global warming

Answer. (a)

What is the role of moisture in typhoon formation?
(a) Moisture helps in stabilizing the atmosphere, preventing typhoon formation.
(b) Moisture fuels the typhoon by providing the necessary energy for its development.
(c) Moisture has no direct influence on typhoon formation.
(d) Moisture causes strong winds that result in typhoon formation.

Answer. (b)

Which typhoon is considered one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, causing widespread destruction in the Philippines in November 2013?
(a) Typhoon Haiyan
(b) Typhoon Mangkhut
(c) Typhoon Bopha
(d) Typhoon Hato

Answer. (a)

The most calm part of the tropical cyclone is
(a) Limb
(b) Eye
(c) Periphery
(d) None of the above

Ans. (b)

Which of the following is a common effect of typhoons?
(a) Drought conditions
(b) Heatwaves
(c) Heavy rainfall and flooding
(d) Severe cold spells

Answer. (c)

What is one of the potential impacts of a typhoon on coastal areas?
(a) Decreased sea level
(b) Reduced wind speeds
(c) Storm surge and coastal erosion
(d) Enhanced coral reef growth

Answer. (c)

Which of the following is the most common type of damage caused by typhoons?
(a) Volcanic eruptions
(b) Earthquakes
(c) Landslides
(d) Tornadoes

Answer. (c)

In northern hemisphere, the wind of the tropical cyclone blows in
(a) Anticlockwise direction
(b) Clockwise direction
(c) Straight
(d) None of the above

Ans. (a)

What is one of the primary factors that determines the extent of damage caused by a typhoon?
(a) Wind direction
(b) Rainfall intensity
(c) Earthquake magnitude
(d) Barometric pressure

Answer. (b)

Which of the following countries is most commonly affected by typhoons?
(a) Brazil
(b) Australia
(c) United States
(d) Japan

Answer. (d)

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