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Cyclone Catarina: Quiz

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Question 1: The disturbance was in an unusually favorable environment with below average ________ and above average sea surface temperatures.
MeteorologyWind gradientWind shearThunderstorm

Question 2: Total damages were estimated at $350 million (2004 ________, $399 million 2008 USD).
Federal Reserve SystemHawaiiUnited StatesUnited States dollar

Question 3: [8] While Catarina formed in an unusual area, its relation to ________ or any other type of global climatic change is still up for debate.
Global warming controversyScientific opinion on climate changeKyoto ProtocolGlobal warming

Question 4: Foz do Iguaçu, ________: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais.
PortugalEast TimorBrazilMozambique

Question 5: Though it is most commonly known as Catarina, all names for this storm are "unofficial," in that no ________-affiliated meteorological agency that monitors hurricanes named it.
DenmarkFood and Agriculture OrganizationWorld Meteorological OrganizationUniversal Postal Union

Question 6: The combination of the two led to a slow transition from an ________ to a Subtropical cyclone by March 24.
Extratropical cycloneThunderstormPrecipitation (meteorology)Anticyclone

Question 7: Typically, tropical cyclones do not form in the South ________, due to strong upper level shear, cool water temperatures, and the lack of a convergence zone of convection.
Indian OceanArctic OceanAtlantic OceanPacific Ocean

Question 8: Most of the damage was blamed on the low quality of the construction; brick residences typically lacked plaster, beams, or ________, for example.
Corinthian orderCapital (architecture)Classical orderColumn

Question 9: More than a year after the storm made landfall, Brazilian meteorologists finally classified the storm as a ________.
Eye (cyclone)RainTropical cycloneTropical cyclone basins

Question 10: "First South Atlantic hurricane hits Brazil" (________)
Gannett CompanyUSA TodayDetroit Free PressThe Des Moines Register







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