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 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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