WONDER #2620: What Is a Whirlpool?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. how whirlpools form and some of the world’s largest ones.
  2. what causes the tides to rise and fall.
  3. why you should always be careful when swimming.
  4. the person who first discovered whirlpools.

Question 2 of 3

Very strong whirlpools are called ________________.

  1. vortexes
  2. straits
  3. maelstroms
  4. currents

Question 3 of 3

Which of these is NOT a place you might commonly expect a whirlpool to form, according to this Wonder?

  1. Near a strait
  2. At the bottom of a waterfall
  3. In a large lake
  4. In a small pond

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