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Natural Disasters Quiz Trivia

Know facts about natural disasters? Try this quiz. 8 Questions.

 
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Earthquakes are caused when there is a sudden shaking of the earth's what?

  • Tectonic Plates
  • Surface
  • Terrain
  • Landscape

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Which city was destroyed when Mont Pelee erupted in 1902?

  • Haiti, Hispaniola
  • Castries, Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre, Martinique
  • Queen Elizabeth II, Barbados

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"Tsunami" is a Japanese word made by combining "Tsu" which means a "harbor" and "nami" which means what?

  • Storm
  • Wave
  • Whirlpool
  • Water

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Which of these disasters cannot be caused by a shift in the tectonic plate?

  • Earthquake
  • Hurricane
  • Volcano
  • Whirlpool

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How many people died as a result of the Indian ocean Tsunami that affected 13 countries on December 26,2004?

  • 250,000
  • 25,000
  • 2,250,000
  • 50,000

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Which West Indies island is facing a threat of extinction from an active volcano?

  • Tobago
  • Caribbean
  • Krakatau
  • Montserrat

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A hurricane is defined as a tropical storm or cyclone which has crossed which wind speed?

  • 17mph
  • 23mph
  • 74mph
  • 164mph

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The Bubonic plague (Black Death) of Europe is generally considered the worst natural disaster in history. In which century did it take place?

  • 14th Century
  • 19th Century
  • 5th Century
  • 16th Century

 

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