How Much Do You Know About These American Disasters?

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Question 1/12

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This city was devastated by flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005?
Charleston, South Carolina
New Orleans, Louisiana
Galveston, Texas
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Question 2/12

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In 1906, this city was nearly destroyed by an earthquake and the massive fire which followed:
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle
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Question 3/12

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This city is now almost entirely abandoned because of a massive coal fire which has burned underground for decades:
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Vardaman, Ohio
Centralia, Pennsylvania
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Question 4/12

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This was the deadliest disaster in US history:
Attack on Pearl Harbor
1901 Galveston hurricane
Hurricane Katrina
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Which city was flooded by molasses?
Boston
Chicago
Baltimore
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Question 6/12

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One of the worst industrial disasters in US history occurred in New York City in 1911. What was it?
Bradley Corporation Fire
Walton Mill Fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
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Question 7/12

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An outbreak of this illness in 1918-1919 killed almost 700,000 Americans:
Flu
Smallpox
Tuberculosis
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Question 8/12

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The worst oil spill in US history occurred when this tanker hit an underwater reef:
Exxon Valdez
Edmund Fitzgerald
USS Philadelphia
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Question 9/12

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The deadliest theater fire in US history occurred in 1903 in Chicago. It was the:
Cocoanut Grove Theater
Iroquois Theater
Edmonton Theater
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Question 10/12

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In 1956, this ship collided with another, killing 51 passengers and two rescuers off the coast of Massachusetts:
Andrea Doria
Titanic
Exxon Valdez
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Question 11/12

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In 1979, a partial nuclear meltdown at this site became the worst nuclear disaster in US history:
Whidby Island
Love Canal
Three Mile Island
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Question 12/12

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Everyone knows about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. But hardly anyone remembers a far deadlier fire that began on the same day. Where was it?
St. Paul, Minnesota
Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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C+, What A Disaster!

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You go! You aren't scared of a little flooding or a massive fire. You know your stuff!

B+, Disaster Dominator!

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Look at you! Your knowledge of disasters is impressive. Perhaps you should be appointed the head of FEMA!

A+, Destroyer Of Disasters!

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1
This city was devastated by flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005?
Charleston, South Carolina
New Orleans, Louisiana
Galveston, Texas
2
In 1906, this city was nearly destroyed by an earthquake and the massive fire which followed:
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle
3
This city is now almost entirely abandoned because of a massive coal fire which has burned underground for decades:
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Vardaman, Ohio
Centralia, Pennsylvania
4
This was the deadliest disaster in US history:
Attack on Pearl Harbor
1901 Galveston hurricane
Hurricane Katrina
5
Which city was flooded by molasses?
Boston
Chicago
Baltimore
6
One of the worst industrial disasters in US history occurred in New York City in 1911. What was it?
Bradley Corporation Fire
Walton Mill Fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
7
An outbreak of this illness in 1918-1919 killed almost 700,000 Americans:
Flu
Smallpox
Tuberculosis
8
The worst oil spill in US history occurred when this tanker hit an underwater reef:
Exxon Valdez
Edmund Fitzgerald
USS Philadelphia
9
The deadliest theater fire in US history occurred in 1903 in Chicago. It was the:
Cocoanut Grove Theater
Iroquois Theater
Edmonton Theater
10
In 1956, this ship collided with another, killing 51 passengers and two rescuers off the coast of Massachusetts:
Andrea Doria
Titanic
Exxon Valdez
11
In 1979, a partial nuclear meltdown at this site became the worst nuclear disaster in US history:
Whidby Island
Love Canal
Three Mile Island
12
Everyone knows about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. But hardly anyone remembers a far deadlier fire that began on the same day. Where was it?
St. Paul, Minnesota
Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin