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Natural Disasters Quiz 1

earthquakes, mudflows, floods, eruptions, hurricanes...they're all here. 10 Questions.

 
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1

What's a lahar?

  • an eruption of a volcano in an uninhabited place
  • a tremor beneath the seabed
  • a volcanic mudslide or landslide

2

What was the cause of the Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand in 2004?

  • overdevelopment of the coastline
  • an undersea earthquake
  • erosion & climate change

3

The earthquake which caused the tsunami had the longest duration of quaking ever recorded. How long did it last?

  • just over 5 minutes
  • up to 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes and 57 seconds

4

Which of these countries doesn't tend to suffer from wildfires?

  • Greece
  • Australia
  • France

5

Which legal term is used for events outside of human control, like floods or other natural disasters?

  • Act of God
  • Working of Fate
  • Operation of Destiny

6

What was the name of the disaster which devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005?

  • Hurricane Ivan
  • Hurricane Ike
  • Hurricane Katrina

7

What exactly is lava?

  • a mixture of volcanic ash & deadly gases
  • superheated rock
  • melted metals from the earth, like iron

8

Which river is known for its disastrous floods?

  • The Yellow River, China
  • The Thames River, UK
  • The Mississippi River, US

9

Which city is built on the San Andreas Fault, leaving it very susceptible to earthquakes?

  • Freetown
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

10

What's the name for a piece of rock which speeds through the earth's atmosphere from space, potentially causing disaster?

  • a meteroid
  • a fireball
  • a meteorite

 

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