The Great Bcaa Earthquake Challenge

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Earthquake Quizzes & Trivia

Are you ready? If you live in Southwestern British Columbia, answer 15 questions to find out how much you do and don’t know about earthquake risk, how to prepare your home and how earthquake insurance works.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to experts, what’s the likelihood that an earthquake strong enough to cause significant property damage will strike southwestern B.C. in the next 50 years?
    • A. 

      Less than 10%

    • B. 

      At least 10%, but less than 20%

    • C. 

      At least 20%, but less than 30%

    • D. 

      At least 30%

    • E. 

      Don't know

  • 2. 
    Typically, how often do earthquakes occur in B.C.?
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      Yearly

    • E. 

      Less often

  • 3. 
    Where you live (in southwestern B.C.), is it possible that your home could be damaged as a result of an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about Vancouver Island is true? Vancouver Island will…
    • A. 

      Shield the Lower Mainland from any earthquake

    • B. 

      Shield the Lower Mainland from the worst damage of any earthquake

    • C. 

      Shield the Lower Mainland from any tsunami

    • D. 

      All of the above are true

    • E. 

      None of the above are true

  • 5. 
    Which of the following places are at high risk of sustaining damage from an earthquake? Select all that apply
    • A. 

      Richmond

    • B. 

      Victoria

    • C. 

      Abbotsford

    • D. 

      Nanaimo

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Is the following statement true or false?    “There’s not much I can do now to prepare my home against earthquake damage”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which, if any, of the actions below are recommended to prepare your home to face an earthquake?  Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Remove pictures, mirrors, lights and heavy objects from above beds

    • B. 

      Keep valuable items on the ground floor

    • C. 

      Unplug all electronic equipment at night

    • D. 

      Fasten tall furniture to the wall studs

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What is the minimum recommended length of time experts say an earthquake preparedness kit should be able to keep you/your family alive and safe?
    • A. 

      1 day / 24 hours

    • B. 

      2 days / 48 hours

    • C. 

      3 days / 72 hours

    • D. 

      4 days / 96 hours

    • E. 

      5 days or more / 120 hours or more

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is recommended by experts as the immediate course of action to take if an earthquake occurs?
    • A. 

      Go outdoors and turn off the gas supply (if you have one)

    • B. 

      Get out, get safe, find open space

    • C. 

      Shelter in a doorway

    • D. 

      Drop, cover and hold on

    • E. 

      Call 911

    • F. 

      Don’t know

  • 10. 
    Please complete the following sentence: Base home insurance policies typically include… 
    • A. 

      Coverage for a wide range of earthquake related damage

    • B. 

      Coverage only for fire or explosion as a direct result of an earthquake

    • C. 

      No coverage for any earthquake related damage

    • D. 

      Coverage only for tsunami (wave) damage

    • E. 

      Don’t know

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      Earthquake insurance always has a separate deductible

    • B. 

      Earthquake insurance never has a separate deductible

    • C. 

      Earthquake insurance sometimes has a separate deductible – it depends on your policy

    • D. 

      Don’t know

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is the best description of how a deductible on earthquake insurance for a home is determined?
    • A. 

      As a percentage of the policy premium

    • B. 

      As a fixed dollar amount

    • C. 

      As a percentage of the value your home and or belongings are insured for

    • D. 

      Don’t know

  • 13. 
    To what extent is damage from a tsunami following an earthquake covered by earthquake insurance?
    • A. 

      Always

    • B. 

      Sometimes, depending on your policy

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 14. 
    If an owner of a condo or strata unit lives in a building that is covered by earthquake insurance, are they required to pay part of the insurance deductible in the event of a claim?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe (it depends on the strata by-laws)

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 15. 
    Is the following statement true or false?   “Tenants don’t need to buy earthquake insurance to cover their belongings as long as their building has earthquake insurance”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe - it depends on their building's earthquake policy

    • D. 

      Don't know