Severe weather kills hundreds in Japan

Q: A typhoon hit Japan with torrential rains and winds up to 110 miles per hour Sunday, less than a month after floods killed more than 200 people and then a record-breaking heatwave left at least 80 dead. Where is Japan?

Circle the area on this map

Q: A typhoon is another name for a ...

A. Gale

B. Hurricane

C. Monsoon

D. Tornado

Q: The weekend typhoon was downgraded to a tropical storm after losing wind speed over land. But officials warned people to evacuate areas hit by the previous flooding on Japan’s largest island. Japan’s 6,852 islands make up what?

A. Archipelago

B. Bight

C. Continental shelf

D. Delta

Q: Japanese meteorologists warn that the nation can expect more rain and higher temperatures over the next 100 years as the world’s climate heats up. Japan recorded its highest temperature in history,106 degrees. Where else have record highs been set this summer?

A. Algeria

B. Canada

C. Finland

D. All of the above

Q: While warming oceans are sending heavy rains to some parts of the world, record heat is drying out other areas. Wildfires rage in the western United States, and at least 85 people died in wildfires near Greece’s capital . . .

A. Athens

B. Beirut

C. Cartagena

D. Damietta

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