Nature's Fury Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    As the magnitude of natural disasters increases their frequency of occurrence
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Remains the same

    • D. 

      Cannot be predicted

  • 2. 
    What cloud form is a sign of tornado formation?
    • A. 

      Wall Cloud

    • B. 

      Outflow Band

    • C. 

      Cumulus

    • D. 

      Stratus

  • 3. 
    Earthquakes are found at which three types of fault lines?
    • A. 

      Oscillating, Divergent, Convergent

    • B. 

      Convergent, Divergent, Transform

    • C. 

      Transform, Vacillating, Oscillating

    • D. 

      There is only one type – Convergent

  • 4. 
    Tsunamis are caused by:
    • A. 

      Seismic activity, submarine landslides, cosmic impacts

    • B. 

      Alien interference

    • C. 

      The butterfly effect

    • D. 

      Hurricanes and monsoons

  • 5. 
    What should you do if you are caught in the open, and a tornado is present?
    • A. 

      Find a nearby tree+

    • B. 

      Lay in an Open field+++

    • C. 

      Escape to a car

    • D. 

      Lay in a ditch

  • 6. 
    In which direction do tornados rotate in North America?
    • A. 

      Clockwise

    • B. 

      Counter-Clockwise

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following could be the result of BOTH an underwater volcano AND a hurricane
    • A. 

      High speed wind

    • B. 

      Lava flowing and hardening

    • C. 

      Lightening

    • D. 

      Flooding

  • 8. 
    The word volcano comes from Vulcan, who was believed to be the god of
    • A. 

      Oceans

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Lava

  • 9. 
    What is a major cause of hurricane formation?
    • A. 

      Warm ocean water

    • B. 

      Bad thunderstorms

    • C. 

      Changes in barometric pressure from low to high

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Why do you need to create an emergency plan for your pet?
    • A. 

      Pets get scared in storms.

    • B. 

      Not all emergency shelters allow animals, so special arrangements need to be made.

    • C. 

      Pets may hide during a storm.

    • D. 

      Pets don’t need emergency plans because they can swim.

  • 11. 
    Hurricane intensity is measured using the Saffir-Simpson damage potential scale.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    If you are outdoors when an earthquake hits, move away from buildings and utility wires.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The epicenter of an earthquake is the farthest area its vibrations reach to.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Tornadoes can occur without a visible funnel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The correct order of the phases of hurricane development is tropical wave, tropical depression, tropical storm & hurricane.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A tornado warning is when a tornado was sighted. Take shelter immediately!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The point where movement occurred which triggered the earthquake is the epicenter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The majority of tsunamis are caused by volcanic eruptions in or near the ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The energy contained in tsunami can cause them to travel a long distance inland.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Tornadoes occur only on low-lying ground.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    _______________ is the most turbulent part of a hurricane ‘s anatomy
  • 22. 
    _______________ scale is used to measure the intensity of a tornado.
  • 23. 
    The tornado that forms over warm water is called a _____________.
  • 24. 
    The amount of ground displacement in an earthquake is called the _________.
  • 25. 
    The deadliest natural disaster in American history, occurring in 1900, demolished the city of __________.