Questions for I Survived: True Stories, Extreme Weather

I Survived: True Stories, Extreme Weather! by Lauren Tarshis

The Evil Swirling Darkness

Bennett is going to have a…

  1. Sleepover
  2. Birthday party
  3. vacation

How many people died from the tornado in Joplin?

  1. 5
  2. 158
  3. 10,000

A Supercell is…

  1. A storm system that can create a tornado
  2. A type of mobile phone

The Joplin tornado was dangerous because

  1. The tornado alarms did not work
  2. It was rain-wrapped, hidden behind a curtain of rain clouds\

Dozens of stores collapsed; how many schools were destroyed?

  1. 6
  2. 16
  3. 0

Frank, Sana, Ethan and Wyatt were safe. What happened to the truck?

  1. Blew away in the tornado
  2. The back window broke
  3. Nothing

The city of Joplin is near what three states?

What six things can you do to protect yourself during a tornado?


Disaster on the Mountain

Where were John Stroud and Skip Repetto skiing?

  1. Colorado
  2. Vermont
  3. Alaska

What happened to John Stroud?

  1. He crashed in a plane
  2. He was buried in an avalanche
  3. He got lost in the wilderness

The number of people killed in avalanches…

  1. Is growing
  2. Is getting smaller
  3. Is staying the same

Some warning signs of avalanches are:

  1. Lots of fresh new snow
  2. Steep slopes
  3. Sudden weather changes
  4. High winds
  5. All of the above

How did Repetto find Stroud beneath the snow?


How long did Repetto dig to uncover Stroud?

  1. Less than 5 minutes
  2. Between 10 and 15 minutes
  3. More than 30 minutes

Why are avalanches becoming more common?

Name three facts about avalanches.


Surviving Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy hit which city?

  1. New Orleans, Louisiana
  2. Rockaway, New York
  3. Stevens Point, Wisconsin

How many Rockaway homes were badly damaged or destroyed?

  1. None
  2. About 100
  3. More than 1000

Where did Ariel go when her house was flooded?

  1. Chicago, to stay with relatives
  2. England, to go to school
  3. She stayed at a hotel nearby

The Survivors Silver Lining Facebook page …

  1. Helped a boy get new Legos
  2. Built a new hospital
  3. Gave people fire extinguishers
  4. All of the above

Fill in the chart for the most deadly hurricanes in American history:

Year Location Deaths