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Nor'easter: Quiz


Question 1: Nor'easters also can cause coastal ________, coastal erosion, hurricane force winds, and heavy snow.
NetherlandsFlood controlFloodHurricane Katrina

Question 2: They then meander throughout the ________ and can last for several weeks.
Atlantic OceanIndian OceanPacific OceanArctic Ocean

Question 3: The storm will then reach the ________ and begin to strengthen.
Pacific OceanAtlantic OceanIndian OceanArctic Ocean

Question 4: The ________
Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978February 2007 North America Winter StormNorth American blizzard of 20061993 Storm of the Century

Question 5: Though a nor'easter is formed in a strong ________, which occurs in many places around the world, nor'easters are unique in the combination of northeast winds and moisture content of the swirling clouds.
AnticyclonePrecipitation (meteorology)Extratropical cycloneThunderstorm

Question 6: Nor'easters thrive on the converging air masses; that is, the polar cold air mass and the warmer ocean water of the ________.
Thermohaline circulationGulf StreamCoriolis effectOcean current

Question 7: On very rare occasions, such as in the ________ and a nor'easter in 1979, the center of the storm can take on the circular shape more typical of a hurricane and have a small eye.
1993 Storm of the CenturyNorth American blizzard of 2006North American blizzard of 1996First North American blizzard of 2010

Question 8: The ________
Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaOhioFebruary 2007 North America Winter StormPennsylvania

Question 9: The counterclockwise flow around a ________ brings the warm moist oceanic air over land.
CyclonePrecipitation (meteorology)Low-pressure areaTropical cyclone

Question 10: Now, the effects would start reaching the major cities of the Northeast, such as ________.
New York metropolitan areaBrooklynManhattanNew York City


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