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While reading a textbook especially for science or social studies, students are going to run across specific words and terms that relate to the topic. Students may struggle with knowing the meanings of these terms because they have never seen them before. In this case, students should use the same tactics that they have used before in determining the meanings of unknown words. They should use context clues and break down words based on their Greek or Latin roots or affixes. In this quiz, students will determine the meaning of the word based on the context clues and its roots and affixes.

Story - Tips During a Hurricane

Hurricanes can impact cities located along the coastline and even many miles further inland. If a hurricane is forecasted, an advisory may be issued to warn those living in its path. Before the hurricane makes landfall, the residents of cities should take precautions. If a city gets a direct hit from a hurricane or tropical cyclone, damage could be done to both property and people’s lives.

To avoid getting injured, people should evacuate their city and live inland until the storm is over. However, hurricanes and tropical cyclones can shift and take a different path at any time. If someone encounters a hurricane or cyclone, a suggestion would be to board up the windows, if possible. Also, remain under a heavy table or other inside room that doesn’t have windows on the main level of the house or structure until the storm is over. This will protect you from falling trees, debris and flooding of water into the home. If the home begins to flood, residents should seek higher ground. After the hurricane, it is suggested that those affected should initially make sure all people are uninjured. Finding appropriate ways to get those who are injured to the hospital should take place first.
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What is the definition of tropical cyclone?
A type of hurricane that only takes place once a season
A tornado on water
A storm that is not as severe as a hurricane
Heavy winds and rainfall
A tropical cyclone can become a hurricane
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What is the definition of evacuate?
To leave an area due to dangerous weather approaching
To return to an area after a deadly weather situation
To come to an area in order to assist people during a hurricane
The calm time of a hurricane
When you evacuate a city, you leave it because a deadly storm or weather situation is approaching
3.
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What is the definition of precautions?
A bad thing is about to happen
An official warning to the citizens about an approaching weather situation
Preparations made before a dangerous situation
Attitude and behavior towards officials during a hurricane
Precautions are made during a hurricane so that people are prepared
4.
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What is the definition of direct hit?
The first sight of a hurricane is detailed
A hurricane is feared in the near future
Dangerous weather conditions are occurring
The actual hurricane makes contact with a certain area
A direct hit is when the city is hit by a hurricane causing high winds
5.
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What is the definition of forecasted?
Predicted
Made known
Uncertain
Researched
Forecasted means that something has been predicted, usually with the weather
6.
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What is the definition of debris?
Tree limbs and tree trunks
Trash or rubble
Injured people from a storm
Property damage
Debris could be anything related to trash or rubble
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What is the definition of advisory?
A weather situation that rarely takes place
A formal statement warning about a dangerous weather situation
When officials in the area force the citizens to leave the area due to dangerous weather situations
A statement that describes different weather that could occur
When an official makes an advisory, he or she is warning those in the area about the dangerous weather situation
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What is the definition of coastline?
The sandy area of the beach
The border between land and sea
The line made in the surf from waves in the ocean
The area of the ocean where the average person can't keep his or her head above water
A coastline is the line where the ocean water meets the land
9.
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What is the definition of landfall?
When the hurricane reaches at least the coast
When the eye of the hurricane has reached the coast
When people have moved away from the coast
When the hurricane has moved back towards the ocean
A hurricane has made landfall after it touches the land
10.
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What is the definition of inland?
A specific type of wave
The current during high tide
To move one step in from the ocean water
The area away from the coast and ocean
When someone moves inland, they are moving away from the ocean
Author:  Amy Flanders

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