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Hurricanes

Hurricane names are usually recycled over the years. However, many have been so devastating that their names have been retired. Below are ten questions about those enormous storms. How well do you know them?

Points available: 10

1:

Which of these hurricanes did NOT hit in the year 1995?

  • A) Janet
  • B) Luis
  • C) Roxanne
  • D) Opal
2:

How many years apart were Hurricane Diana and Hurricane Diane?

  • A) 10
  • B) 14
  • C) 35
  • D) 42
3:

Between 1980 and 1989, how many hurricane names were retired?

  • A) Three
  • B) Seven
  • C) Ten
  • D) Twelve
4:

Hurricane Bob may not have a terribly fearsome name, but in what year was that name retired?

  • A) 1973
  • B) 1979
  • C) 1984
  • D) 1991
5:

Which of these "H"-names was never retired?

  • A) Howard
  • B) Hazel
  • C) Hugo
  • D) Hattie
6:

Which of these names, also the names of young fictional characters, was retired in 1975?

  • A) Dora
  • B) Eloise
  • C) Agnes
  • D) Luann
7:

Which of these names was retired in the same year as Opal?

  • A) Celia
  • B) Gilbert
  • C) Janet
  • D) Roxanne
8:

In what year was the name Carmen (like the opera) retired?

  • A) 1968
  • B) 1974
  • C) 1982
  • D) 1987
9:

Which of these male hurricane names was retired in 1992?

  • A) Andrew
  • B) Frederic
  • C) David
  • D) Klaus
10:

Hurricane Marilyn occurred long after the death of Marilyn Monroe. In what year was the name retired?

  • A) 1983
  • B) 1986
  • C) 1992
  • D) 1995