Bay of Bengal spawns another deadly cyclone

Q: Cyclone Amphan swept out of the Bay of Bengal last week to devastate Bangladesh and eastern India, killing more than 100 people with winds up to 115 miles an hour and waves as high as 15 feet. Where is the Bay of Bengal?

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Q: It is the largest bay in the world with 500 million people living on the coastal rim that surrounds it. And, 26 of the 35 deadliest tropical cyclones in recorded history have occurred in the Bay of Bengal. Cyclones are the same kind of storm as …

A. Hurricanes

B. Typhoons

C. Both

Q: The worst places for storm surges tend to be shallow, concave bodies of warm water where strong winds of a tropical storm get concentrated or funneled as it pushes water toward landfall. Where is this most common in North America?

A. Chesapeake Bay

B. Gulf of Mexico

C. Gulf of Saint Lawrence

D. Long Island Sound

Q: Before hitting India and Bangladesh, Cyclone Amphan battered the Sunderbans - a series of mangrove islands at the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. What are islands formed by deposits of sediments at the mouth of a river called?

A. Archipelago

B. Atolls

C. Cays

D. Delta

Q: Cyclone Amphan caused an estimated $13 billion in damage to India’s state of West Bengal and its capital city Kolkata. What is the capital of the nation of Bangladesh?

A. Dhaka

B. Kathmandu

C. New Delhi

D. Yangon

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