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Do you know about the disasters that occurred due to man-made things? Take this man-made disasters quiz to test your knowledge about the biggest man-made disasters in the past years. The effect of the accidents caused due to man-made things is adverse. Just like natural disasters, it leaves an everlasting effect on human lives. Here we have the questions major and the biggest man-made disasters. Try to choose the best possible answer for a perfect score. All the best! Share the quiz with friends and challenge them for scores.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did THE ABERFAN COLLIERY SLIP disaster happen?

    • A.

      September 21, 1965

    • B.

      September 21, 1966

    • C.

      October 21, 1966

    • D.

      October 21, 1967

    Correct Answer
    C. October 21, 1966
    Explanation
    The ABERFAN COLLIERY SLIP disaster happened on October 21, 1966.

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  • 2. 

    Which industrial accident happened in 1976 in Italy?

    • A.

      Milan Disaster

    • B.

      Seveso Disaster

    • C.

      Zurich Disaster

    • D.

      Turin Disaster

    Correct Answer
    B. Seveso Disaster
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Seveso Disaster. The Seveso Disaster refers to an industrial accident that occurred in 1976 in Seveso, Italy. It involved the release of a toxic cloud containing dioxin, a highly toxic chemical. The accident resulted in the evacuation of thousands of people and had long-lasting environmental and health consequences.

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  • 3. 

    In which year did the Chernobyl disaster take place?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1986

    • C.

      1987

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    B. 1986
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1986. The Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986 when an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine released a significant amount of radioactive material into the atmosphere. This event is considered one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, causing the evacuation of nearby towns and long-term health and environmental effects.

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  • 4. 

    Which mineral caused the  MONTANA ASBESTOS CLOUDS disaster?

    • A.

      Vermiculite

    • B.

      Gold

    • C.

      Silver

    • D.

      Carbon

    • E.

      Carbon

    Correct Answer
    A. Vermiculite
    Explanation
    Vermiculite is the correct answer because it is a mineral that was mined in Libby, Montana, and was found to be contaminated with asbestos. The mining and processing of vermiculite in Libby resulted in the release of asbestos fibers into the air, leading to widespread contamination and health issues for the local population. The Montana Asbestos Clouds disaster refers to this environmental and public health crisis caused by the vermiculite mining operations in Libby.

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  • 5. 

    During which year did THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL disaster occurr?

    • A.

      2008

    • B.

      2009

    • C.

      2010

    • D.

      2011

    Correct Answer
    C. 2010
    Explanation
    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster occurred in the year 2010.

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  • 6. 

    What was the date of THE BHOPAL DISASTER?

    • A.

      December 2, 1983

    • B.

      December 2, 1984

    • C.

      December 2, 1985

    • D.

      December 2, 186

    Correct Answer
    B. December 2, 1984
    Explanation
    The correct answer is December 2, 1984. This was the date of the Bhopal Disaster, one of the world's worst industrial disasters. It occurred when a gas leak from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, resulted in the release of toxic gases, causing the death of thousands of people and injuring many more. The incident had a significant impact on the local community and raised concerns about industrial safety and regulation.

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  • 7. 

    Where did the world's largest mud volcano, THE SIDOARJO MUD VOLCANO take place?

    • A.

      Malaysia

    • B.

      Indonesia

    • C.

      America

    • D.

      Chine

    Correct Answer
    B. Indonesia
    Explanation
    The world's largest mud volcano, the Sidoarjo Mud Volcano, took place in Indonesia.

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  • 8. 

    The patch of THE NORTH PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH stretches from.

    • A.

      California Coast

    • B.

      North Pacific

    • C.

      Kuroshio

    • D.

      North Equatorial

    Correct Answer
    A. California Coast
    Explanation
    The correct answer is California Coast because the North Pacific Garbage Patch is a large area of marine debris located in the Pacific Ocean, specifically between California and Hawaii. It is formed by the accumulation of trash, mostly plastic, carried by ocean currents. The California Coast is part of the path of these currents, which transport the debris towards the center of the patch. Therefore, the patch stretches from the California Coast.

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  • 9. 

    Largest single source wildfire in California occurred in which year.

    • A.

      July 2020

    • B.

      August 2020

    • C.

      July 2021

    • D.

      August 2021

    Correct Answer
    C. July 2021
    Explanation
    The largest single source wildfire in California occurred in July 2021. This means that during the month of July in 2021, there was a wildfire in California that was the largest in terms of size or impact.

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  • 10. 

    When did THE JILIN CHEMICAL PLANT EXPLOSION happen?

    • A.

      2003

    • B.

      2004

    • C.

      2005

    • D.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    C. 2005
    Explanation
    The Jilin Chemical Plant Explosion occurred in 2005.

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