Comprehension Questions

  1. True or false? A hurricane has a wind speed of at least 74 miles per hour.
  2. Which of the following are key features of a hurricane?
    • A mass of clouds moving in a circle
    • An eye at the center of the hurricane
    • A high wind speed
  3. If the previous storm in a hurricane season was named Eric, which of the following names could be used for the next storm?
  4. True or false? All hurricane names are used more than once.
  5. Why do hurricane hunters fly directly into a hurricane over and over again?
    To gather information about the inside of a hurricane
  6. True or false? Hurricane hunters help scientists and government officials make important decisions.

Download: SummerReads-E-Hurricanes

Audio files

Hurricanes: Introduction

Hurricanes: The Beginning of a Hurricane

Hurricanes: Storm Names

Hurricanes: Hurricane Hunters