Catastrophic Events Review

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Catastrophic Events Review

There are a lot of catastrophic events that face different area on earth and their causes can be explained by science. Most of them can be predicted before that hit by use of satellites where as others are sudden. Take this quiz on catastrophic events and see how much you remember from class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Flash flood

    • B. 

      Lightning

    • C. 

      Storm surge

    • D. 

      Tornado

  • 2. 
    Which of the following types of storms can cause a storm surge?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Tornado

    • C. 

      Drought

    • D. 

      Avalanche

  • 3. 
    What type of catastrophic event would this machine measure?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Tornado

    • C. 

      Volcano

    • D. 

      Earthquake

  • 4. 
    What type of catastrophic event would cause the Earth's surface to look like this picture?
    • A. 

      Tsunami

    • B. 

      Drought

    • C. 

      Avalanche

    • D. 

      Blizzard

  • 5. 
    What is this a picture of?
  • 6. 
    Which of the following would happen often in a southern state on the ocean such as Florida?
    • A. 

      Ice storm

    • B. 

      Lake effect snow

    • C. 

      Thunderstorm

    • D. 

      Blizzard

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a source for weather data that is used by meteorologists?
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Television stations

    • C. 

      Magazines

    • D. 

      Radar stations

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Over cold land

    • B. 

      Over warm land

    • C. 

      Over cold water

    • D. 

      Over warm water

  • 9. 
    The center of this storm is called the _____________________.
    • A. 

      Middle

    • B. 

      Eye

    • C. 

      Ear

    • D. 

      Storm surge

  • 10. 
    Scientists have a theory that the continents used to all be connected as one. Since then, the plate tectonics have moved causing the continents to move. This theory is called
    • A. 

      PANGAEA

    • B. 

      Continental Drift

    • C. 

      Plate Tectonic

    • D. 

      PANDA

  • 11. 
    Which of the following causes plate tectonics to move?
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

  • 12. 
    What is convection?
    • A. 

      Cool air rising

    • B. 

      Warm air rising

    • C. 

      Cool and warm air colliding

    • D. 

      Water boiling

  • 13. 
    Which type of wave causes more damage?
    • A. 

      P Wave

    • B. 

      S Wave

  • 14. 
     What type of volcano is this?
    • A. 

      Shield

    • B. 

      Mountain

    • C. 

      Composite

    • D. 

      Cinder Cone

  • 15. 
    After a blizzard, a big affect on people, animals and land is
    • A. 

      Tsunamis

    • B. 

      Floods

    • C. 

      Droughts

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 16. 
    Which of the following will NOT affect the readings on a seismograph?
    • A. 

      Force

    • B. 

      Distnace

    • C. 

      Size

    • D. 

      Direction

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT a way that plate tectonics move?
    • A. 

      Converge

    • B. 

      Diverge

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Transgress

  • 18. 
    As a tsunami reaches shallow water or land,
    • A. 

      The speed decreases but height of the wave increases

    • B. 

      The speed increases and the height of the wave increases

    • C. 

      The speed increases but the height of the wave decreases

    • D. 

      The speed decreases and the height of the wave decreases

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Sudden rain

    • B. 

      Light and sound

    • C. 

      Stronger winds

    • D. 

      Wind and rain

  • 20. 
    In what order are hurricanes given names?
    • A. 

      Alphabetical

    • B. 

      Numerical

    • C. 

      Chronological

    • D. 

      From 1 to 10 based on size

  • 21. 
    A drought can cause a wildfire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What is a hurricane called in the Indian Ocean and near Australia?
    • A. 

      Typhoon

    • B. 

      Hurricane

    • C. 

      Cyclone

    • D. 

      Willy-willy

  • 23. 
    There is NO warning time for a tsunami.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    There is NO time to prepare for an avalanche.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is true about tornadoes?
    • A. 

      A tornado can always be seen

    • B. 

      Some tornadoes never touch ground

    • C. 

      Many tornadoes occur in North America

    • D. 

      Tornadoes ususually occur when the sky is clear

  • 26. 
    Which of the following materials does NOT erupt from a voclano?
    • A. 

      Motlen rock

    • B. 

      Rock fragments

    • C. 

      Hot gases

    • D. 

      Core

  • 27. 
    During an earthquake, the point on the surface of the earth that is where the quake begins is called the
    • A. 

      Eye

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Epicenter

    • D. 

      Beginning

  • 28. 
    Which of the following catastrophic events could a tsunami most likely cause?
    • A. 

      Drought

    • B. 

      Flood

    • C. 

      Hurricane

    • D. 

      Avalanche

  • 29. 
    Which of the following catastrophic events could a volcano NOT cause?
    • A. 

      Landslide

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Wildfire

    • D. 

      Tornado

  • 30. 
    A blizzard occurs every time it snows.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    All wildfires are caused by human activity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    A tsunami is only one wave.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Another name for a tornado is a twister.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Lava always erupts from a volcano.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False