World Disasters Quiz: Trivia!

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How well do you know about world disasters? Would you like to find out? This quiz offers visible proof that you know about world disasters or if you need to go back and take another look. Some examples of world disasters include the Gulf Oil Spill, 9/11, the Titanic sinking, the Challenger disaster, and the coronavirus. This quiz will give you insight into some significant world disasters. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Kobe earthquake happened in January when the weather was very cold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Asian tsunami was caused by a huge earthquake under the ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When the Great Fire of London started, King Charles I immediately left the city.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    All the passengers on the Titanic were very rich.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    After the Challenger disaster, the American government stopped its space program.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Chernobyl disaster started when some scientists did an experiment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The HIV / Aids tragedy is worse than the Black Death of the 1340s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The grey powder that remains after a fire.
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Ash

    • C. 

      Mud

    • D. 

      Sand

  • 9. 
    When a lot of water covers land that is usually dry.
    • A. 

      Flood

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Eruption

    • D. 

      Plague

  • 10. 
    Very large
    • A. 

      Hard

    • B. 

      Heavy

    • C. 

      High

    • D. 

      Huge

  • 11. 
    A deep hole in the ground from which people get water.
    • A. 

      Beach

    • B. 

      River

    • C. 

      Well

    • D. 

      Port

  • 12. 
    To save somebody from danger.
    • A. 

      Protect

    • B. 

      Rescue

    • C. 

      Suffer

    • D. 

      Panic

  • 13. 
    To go down under the water; a ship does this when it has a hole in it.
    • A. 

      Sink

    • B. 

      Fall

    • C. 

      Drop

    • D. 

      Spread

  • 14. 
    A very large piece of ice in the sea.
    • A. 

      Ocean

    • B. 

      Island

    • C. 

      Iceberg

    • D. 

      Oil spill

  • 15. 
    A very small insect that can jump; it bites animals and people.
    • A. 

      Flea

    • B. 

      Frog

    • C. 

      Rat

    • D. 

      Bird

  • 16. 
    A big mountain with a hole in the top where fire and gas sometimes come out.
    • A. 

      Reactor

    • B. 

      Power station

    • C. 

      Hill

    • D. 

      Volcano

  • 17. 
    After the second eruption of Vesuvius, Herculaneum was covered by _____.
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Hot ash and fire gases

    • C. 

      Hot ash and mud

    • D. 

      Big stones and trees

  • 18. 
    In Qinglong, government workers organized _____ and saved 200,000 people from the earthquake.
    • A. 

      Buses

    • B. 

      Cars

    • C. 

      Hospitals

    • D. 

      Tents

  • 19. 
    After the 1995 Japanese earthquake _____ spread quickly everywhere.
    • A. 

      Fire

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Gas

  • 20. 
    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans many people moved to the _____.
    • A. 

      University

    • B. 

      Station

    • C. 

      Superdome

    • D. 

      Airport

  • 21. 
    After the Great Fire, the city of London was _____.
    • A. 

      Darker and more dangerous

    • B. 

      Cleaner and healthier

    • C. 

      Smaller and poorer

    • D. 

      Bigger and richer

  • 22. 
    The deadly gas escaped from the Bhopal factory _____.
    • A. 

      At lunchtime

    • B. 

      In the afternoon

    • C. 

      In the early evening

    • D. 

      At night

  • 23. 
    The bodies of the Challenger crew were found in _____.
    • A. 

      The Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      The Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 24. 
    World HIV / Aids Day is celebrated every year on 1 _____.
    • A. 

      September

    • B. 

      October

    • C. 

      November

    • D. 

      December

  • 25. 
    Fill in the gaps with these words. There is one extra word.   Africa, blood, contact, deadly, develop, food, healthy, sick, spread HIV/Aids is a disease of the [Blank] which can be [Blank] by sexual [Blank]. At first, when people get HIV they often seem normal and [Blank], but over time they can go on to [Blank] the disease of Aids. HIV/Aids is a very serious problem in parts of [Blank]. Sufferers are often too [Blank] to work and find it difficult to get [Blank] for their families.
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