Special Sub-Topic: What Does It Measure?
|In the USA, what is the Fujita scale used to measure?|
Tornado intensity. It is also known as the Fujita-Pearson scale. The scale, based on wind speed, ranks tornadoes from F0-F5, F5 being the most severe.
|Created by Andre Louis Danjon, what does the Danjon scale measure?|
Lunar eclipse brightness. The scale goes from L=0 to L=4, with L=4 being the brightest.
|What does the Saffir-Simpson scale measure?|
Hurricane intensity. The scale goes from 1 to 5, with 5 being catastrophic.
|To which group would APGAR scoring apply?|
Newborn babies. APGAR stands for: Activity, Pulse, Grimace, Appearance, Respiration. It is a very basic scale which is used to judge the health of newborn babies.
|What medical condition is the Glasgow scale used to evaluate?|
Coma. Measurements are made for eye opening, verbal and motor response and a score is calculated in the range of 3-15. People with a score of 3-8 are said to be in a coma.
|In the USA, what would a scale that uses the sizes gummed, onionskin, opaque, glassine, and offset be used to measure?|
Paper size. There are many more sizes that can be used, but for the most part, these types of paper sizes are obsolete
|Which liquid would be measured by the growler?|
Beer. A growler is a container of beer designed for carryout. A US growler holds about half a gallon, or 1.89 liters.
|Which of the following wine bottle sizes is the largest?|
Melchior. The Melchior, also known as the Solomon, contains 18 liters. The Nebuchadnezzar is 15 liters, the Balthazar is 12 liters and the Salmanazar is 9 liters.
|Which of the following prefixes refers to the smallest multiplication factor?|
Yocto. Yocto refers to a multiplication factor of 10^(-24). Femto is 10^(-15), exa is 10^18 and zetta is 10^21.
|Which of the following in not a descriptive category on the Volcanic Explosivity Index?|
devastating. In order, the 9 categories are: non-explosive, gentle, explosive, severe, cataclysmic, paroxysmal, colossal, super-colossal, and mega-colossal.
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