Northern Hemisphere Hurricane Quiz

Tropical cyclones have plagued the shores of our world for eons. Unfortunately, they're here to stay. Because of this, it is important that we do all we can to learn about them, so that we can use that knowledge to better our preparation of these events in nature.

How much do you know about tropical cyclones? Think you know a lot? Think you know little? Just here to take a quiz out of boredom? Whatever the case, this quiz is sure to test your knowledge about tropical meteorology.

Created by: Kori
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1. In what year did male names begin to be used in the Atlantic and East Pacific for tropical cyclones, in tandem with the female names?
1965
1979
1985
1950
1955
1970
2. In what year did Hurricane Iwa impact the Hawaiian Islands?
1995
1989
1982
1990
1953
1927
3. Which Atlantic naming list has had the least amount of names retired?
List 1
List 2
List 3
List 4
List 5
List 6
4. Which tropical cyclone became the first Category 5 on record to develop in the Central Pacific, in the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's area of responsibility?
Hurricane Iwa
Hurricane Andrew
Hurricane Iniki
Hurricane Ioke
Hurricane Nina
Hurricane Ekeka
5. What is the second hurricane in a series of three Category 5 landfalls in the United States within the last century?
Hurricane Andrew
1935 Labor Day Hurricane
Hurricane Camille
Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Gilbert
Hurricane Allen
6. What is the earliest month that a central Pacific major hurricane has developed?
January
February
March
April
May
I don't know
7. Has there ever been a springtime major hurricane in the Atlantic?
Yes
No
I don't know
8. What name has been used the most in the Atlantic basin since naming with real names (not the naming list used during 1950, 1951, and 1952) began in 1953?
Blanche
Edith
Arlene
Cindy
Emily
Flossie
9. At which year did both the East and West Pacific start seeing below average tropical cyclone activity, that, unknowingly at the time, would lead to below average activity year after year (with a few notable exceptions)?
1995
1998
1999
2000
2003
2004
10. Which western Pacific tropical cyclone had estimated sustained winds of over 200 mph?
Super Typhoon Tip
Super Typhoon Ioke
Super Typhoon Nancy
Super Typhoon Cimaron
Super Typhoon Vera
Super Typhoon Andres
11. Before Hurricane Ivan broke the record in 2004, which Atlantic hurricane was the most intense on record at low latitudes?
Hurricane David
Hurricane Irene (1971)
Hurricane Cora (1978)
Hurricane Carmen (1974)
Hurricane Elena (1985)
Hurricane Joan
12. What is the most intense East Pacific hurricane on record (in terms of pressure)?
Hurricane Linda (1997)
Hurricane Pauline (1997)
Hurricane Octave (2001)
Hurricane Tico (1983)
1959 Mexico hurricane
Hurricane Kiko (1989)
13. What is the most intense West Pacific typhoon on record (in terms of pressure)?
Super Typhoon Tip
Super Typhoon Durian
Super Typhoon Paka
Super Typhoon Nancy
Super Typhoon Dolores
Super Typhoon Sepat
14. What is the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record (in terms of pressure)?
Hurricane Ivan
Hurricane Andrew
Hurricane Camille
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Dean
Hurricane Cleo
15. In what year did reconnaissance aircraft begin flying into Atlantic tropical cyclones?
1935
1943
1950
1963
1969
1979
16. In what year did the strongest El NiƱo on record occur?
1925
1929
1947
1969
1982
1997
17. Has there ever been a Category 5 make landfall in the East Pacific?
Yes
No
I don't know
18. Which Atlantic hurricane impacted every state along the East Coast of the United States?
Hurricane Donna
Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Emily (1993)
Hurricane Kyle (2002)
Hurricane Floyd
Hurricane Isabel
19. What was the first named East Pacific tropical cyclone that attained Category 5 status in the basin?
Hurricane Ava
Hurricane Ignacio
Hurricane Olaf
Hurricane Winnie
Hurricane Xina
Hurricane Guillermo
20. What is the least active year on record in the Atlantic?
1851
1914
1925
1962
1982
1983
21. Name the only month in the Atlantic in which no tropical or subtropical cyclone has been observed.
January
February
March
April
May
None of these
22. In what year was Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone activity at a record low?
1914
1925
1962
1972
1977
2007

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