Test Yourself - Geography B, AQA, Unit 2: Tropical Storms

Test yourself on tropical storms. Revise them first, and then see how well your revision paid off!

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Name 2 characteristics of a tropical storm.
Any from: high wind, torrential rain, storm surges, floods.
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What is a storm surge?
An abnormal rise of the sea along a shore as the result of a storm, sometimes called a tidal surge.
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Name 3 things that would be damaged by a tropical storm.
Any from: wildlife, livestock, people, homes, buildings, businesses, land, crops, vehicles, roads.
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Name an economic effect of a tropical storm.
Any from: cost of insurance claims, repairs, loss of income, business collapse, crops destroyed, oil prices increase, exports lost.
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Name a social effect of a tropical storm.
Any from: trauma, stress, disease, food & water shortages, jobs lost, civil unrest, looting, hopelessness.
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Name one physical effect of a tropical storm.
Any from: infrastructure destroyed, roads destroyed, property ruined, buildings collapsed, fishing boats broken.
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Name an environmental effect of a tropical storm.
Any from: animal habitats destroyed, fish dying, environments destroyed, pollution.
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What is the middle of a typhoon called?
The eye
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What is the name of the scale used to measure tropical storms?
The "Saffir-Simpson Scale".
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What temperature does the sea surface have to be for a tropical storm to occur?
27 degrees celsius
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What is a storm surge?

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An abnormal rise of the sea along a shore as the result of a storm, sometimes called a tidal surge.

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Name 3 things that would be damaged by a tropical storm.

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Name an economic effect of a tropical storm.

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Name a social effect of a tropical storm.

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