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1995 Chicago heat wave: Quiz


Question 1: Impacts in the Chicago urban center were exacerbated by an ________ that raised nocturnal temperatures by more than 2 °C (3.6 °F).
Urban heat islandGlobal warming controversyGlobal dimmingCurrent sea level rise

Question 2: Another powerful factor in the heat wave was that a ________ grew over the city, and air stagnated in this situation.
LondonLos AngelesInversion (meteorology)Fog

Question 3: The 1995 Chicago heat wave was a heat wave which led to approximately 600 heat-related deaths in ________ over a period of five days.
Elmhurst, IllinoisBurr Ridge, IllinoisBlue Island, IllinoisChicago

Question 4: Other aggravating factors were inadequate warnings, power failures, inadequate ________ service and hospital facilities, and lack of preparedness.
Emergency medical servicesAmbulanceParamedicEmergency medical dispatcher

Question 5: A few days after, the heat moved to the east coast, with the temperature in ________ reaching 106 °F (41 °C), the state's highest recorded temperature.
Bridgeport, ConnecticutNorwalk, ConnecticutStamford, ConnecticutDanbury, Connecticut

Question 6: Most of the heat wave victims were the elderly poor living in the heart of the city, who either had no working ________ or could not afford to turn it on.
Air conditioningAir conditionerEvaporative coolerHVAC

Question 7: [2][3] The heat wave heavily impacted the wider Midwestern region, with dozens of additional deaths in both St. Louis, Missouri[4] and ________[5], as well.
Waukesha County, WisconsinMadison, WisconsinWaukesha, WisconsinMilwaukee

Question 8: Many older citizens were also hesitant to open windows and doors at night for fear of ________.

Question 9: By contrast, during the heat waves of the 1930s, many residents slept outside in the parks or along the shore of ________.
Northern MichiganGreat LakesLake HuronLake Michigan


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