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Storm surge: Quiz


Question 1: Major storm surge barriers are the Oosterscheldekering and Maeslantkering in the Netherlands which are part of the ________ project, and the Thames Barrier protecting London.
Delta WorksRhine–Meuse–Scheldt deltaZeelandScheldt

Question 2: NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS NHC 31 (Miami, ________: National Hurricane Center): 33.
FloridaMassachusettsNew JerseyNorth Carolina

Question 3: The storm surge that accompanied the New England Hurricane of 1938 killed as many as 700 people when it struck ________, New York and southeastern New England.
BrooklynLong IslandSuffolk County, New YorkNew York City

Question 4: A prophylactic method introduced after the ________ is the construction of dams and floodgates (storm surge barriers).
LeveeDelta WorksZeelandNorth Sea flood of 1953

Question 5: At least five processes can be involved in altering tide levels during ________: the pressure effect, the direct wind effect, the effect of the Earth's rotation, the effect of waves, and the rainfall effect.

Question 6: These have been implemented, for instance, in Holland,[29] Spain,[30][31] the United States,[32][33] and ________.
EnglandUnited KingdomScotlandGreat Britain

Question 7: The wind causes the water to pile up higher than the ordinary ________.
Physical oceanographyThermohaline circulationSea levelCurrent sea level rise

Question 8: The largest storm surge in the twentieth century was the ________, which killed a total of over 2,000 people in the UK and The Netherlands
North Sea flood of 1953Delta WorksLeveeZeeland

Question 9: Storm surge is an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure weather system, typically a ________.
RainEye (cyclone)Tropical cyclone basinsTropical cyclone

Question 10: [3] The second deadliest natural disaster in the United States was the storm surge from Lake Okeechobee in the ________ which swept across the Florida peninsula during the night of September 16.
Hurricane MitchHurricane DavidHurricane Dean1928 Okeechobee hurricane


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