How Much Do You Know About Natural Disasters?

We love disaster movies, and news agencies enjoy the huge ratings they get when they put them on TV, but how much do you really know about these powerful forces?
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Question 1/12

sf.co.ua
A flood is....
a heavy rainfall
an unusually large amounts of water overflow the banks of rivers and flood low-lying coastal areas
a giant wave that covers coastal areas
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Question 2/12

climateviewer.com
A possible positive impact of volcanic eruptions can have on an ecosystem is....
replenishing ground water
creating new lakes
causing ash to enter the atmosphere
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Question 3/12

publishyourarticles.net
An earthquake is caused by,,,
movement of rock masses on the ocean floor
low pressure area with rising warm air over tropical oceans
movement of rock masses on Earth’s continental crust
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Question 4/12

ytimg.com
A tornado is caused by...
low pressure area with rising warm air over tropical oceans
high winds and low pressure
low winds and high pressure
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Question 5/12

abbeyroadgroup.com
Which type of natural disaster will help rejuvenate flood plains?
landslides
avalanche
flooding
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Question 6/12

thestar.com
Which is generally NOT a cause of flooding?
tsunami
hurricane
landslide
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Question 7/12

com.au
Which is NOT a cause of infestations?
unseasonally warm winters
longer summers
fires
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Question 8/12

nationalgeographic.com
Which state gets the most tornadoes per year?
Oklahoma
Texas
Kansas
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Question 9/12

blogger.com
Which was the deadliest U.S. Hurricane of all time?
Great Galveston Hurricane (TX) (1900)
Katrina (LA/MS/FL/GA/AL) (2005)
Floyd (NC) (1999)
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Question 10/12

lawneq.com
Let's not forget snow. The worst snow storm in history, that we know of, caused the deaths of over 400 people and dropped 50 inches of snow, in the month of March. Which snow storm was this?
The Great Snow of 1717
The Blizzard of 1888
Armistice Day Blizzard
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Question 11/12

nationalgeographic.com
Which of the following other natural disasters can an earthquake cause?
tsunami
landslide
avalanche
All of the Above
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Question 12/12

nydailynews.com
Which natural disaster has the highest death toll, currently?
1931 China floods
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
1556 Shaanxi earthquake
Result
Danger! Danger! You had trouble answering most, if not all of the questions in this quiz. You are seriously at risk of being unprepared if a natural disaster were to occur. Knowing about the different disasters can help you be prepared for when they happen, so start studying up and prepare.

C+, Natural Disaster Novice

chapman.edu
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Good job! You managed to answer several questions correctly. Sure, you might not know all of the statistics, but you know the basics of several common natural disasters. You are aware of them and that means you can prepare in case something happens. Stay informed and stay safe.

B+, Natural Disaster Expert

theismaili.org
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Great job! You managed to answer most, if not all of the questions correctly. You are well aware of the different types of natural disasters, their causes and their effects. You also seem to know a bit about the history of the most deadly ones. You are ready for when the next natural disaster strikes.

A+, Natural Disaster Master

wellpromo.com
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1
A flood is....
a heavy rainfall
an unusually large amounts of water overflow the banks of rivers and flood low-lying coastal areas
a giant wave that covers coastal areas
2
A possible positive impact of volcanic eruptions can have on an ecosystem is....
replenishing ground water
creating new lakes
causing ash to enter the atmosphere
3
An earthquake is caused by,,,
movement of rock masses on the ocean floor
low pressure area with rising warm air over tropical oceans
movement of rock masses on Earth’s continental crust
4
A tornado is caused by...
low pressure area with rising warm air over tropical oceans
high winds and low pressure
low winds and high pressure
5
Which type of natural disaster will help rejuvenate flood plains?
landslides
avalanche
flooding
6
Which is generally NOT a cause of flooding?
tsunami
hurricane
landslide
7
Which is NOT a cause of infestations?
unseasonally warm winters
longer summers
fires
8
Which state gets the most tornadoes per year?
Oklahoma
Texas
Kansas
9
Which was the deadliest U.S. Hurricane of all time?
Great Galveston Hurricane (TX) (1900)
Katrina (LA/MS/FL/GA/AL) (2005)
Floyd (NC) (1999)
10
Let's not forget snow. The worst snow storm in history, that we know of, caused the deaths of over 400 people and dropped 50 inches of snow, in the month of March. Which snow storm was this?
The Great Snow of 1717
The Blizzard of 1888
Armistice Day Blizzard
11
Which of the following other natural disasters can an earthquake cause?
tsunami
landslide
avalanche
All of the Above
12
Which natural disaster has the highest death toll, currently?
1931 China floods
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
1556 Shaanxi earthquake