Hurricane History Trivia

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1. What hurricane holds the record for smallest eye?

a: Wilma b: Andrew c: Allen d: Betty

2. What hurricane holds the record for longest endurance?

a: Alicia b: Cesar c: John d: Celia

3. What hurricane holds the record for being the largest storm in diameter?

a: Ingrid b: Erika c: Hugo d: Sandy

4. What Atlantic hurricane holds the record for traveling the furthest distance?

a: Cloe b: Matthew c: Faith d: Engelbert

5. What Atlantic hurricane holds the record for longest duration as a category 5?

a: Irma b: Otto c: Rita d: Charley

6. What year holds the record for the least amount of storms to form in a season?

a: 1983 b: 1990 c: 2012 d: 1969

7. Who is the individual that is given credit as being the first to name hurricanes?

a: Louis Huricain b: King Edward c: Clement Wragge d: Richard Nixon

8. Who is the individual given credit for being the first to fly safely through a hurricane?

a: Neal Armstrong b: Chuck Yeager c: Joseph Duckworth d: Amelia Earhart

9. What year holds the record for most named storms to form in one storm season in the Atlantic?

a: 1974 b: 2005 c: 1998 d: 2004

10. What hurricane holds the record for highest maximum sustained wind speed and lowest barometric pressure?

a: Allen b: Wilma c: Mitch d: Patricia

11.  Where did the word ‘Hurricane” derive from?

a: Nickname of a famous Caribbean pirate b: Mayan god of wind and storm c: A mythical Norse sea creature

12. Hurricanes use to be given female names, but are now given male and female names. On what year did this begin?

a: 2000 b: 1979 c: 1998 d: 1986