Earthquake Preparedness Awareness! Trivia Quiz

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Earthquake is a natural phenomenon that can cause disasters? Do you understand how to prepare for an earthquake? Do you think you can pass this quiz? If you have ever been present for an earthquake, you know how scary it is. It is best to have a plan in mind in case nature strikes. According to this quiz, you must know the most significant danger indoors during an earthquake and other trivia about earthquake preparedness. Good luck with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    As a result of this safety presentation, what is one action that you intend to take to promote your own earthquake preparedness?

  • 2. 

    While we cannot predict exactly when an earthquake will occur, we can take preventative measures (such as strapping high shelves to the walls) to promote safety and well-being.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. Being prepared will help everyone in the event of an earthquake. And it is everyone's responsibility to take steps toward prevention and readiness.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following are the 5 steps to earthquake preparedness discussed in the safety presentation?

    • A.

      Take first aid training; Prepare for the worst-case-scenario; Think ahead; Set up a network; If you build it he will come

    • B.

      Secure it now; Make a plan; Make disaster kits; Drop, cover, and hold on; Check it out

    • C.

      Hope it doesn't happen; Build a bomb shelter; Look around at the animals; Move to another state; Be all that you can be

    Correct Answer
    B. Secure it now; Make a plan; Make disaster kits; Drop, cover, and hold on; Check it out
    Explanation
    B. Secure it now (do a "hazard hunt"); Make a plan (know where to go and who to contact); Make disaster kits (prepare for your needs); Drop, cover, and hold on (the most recommended way to stay safe); Check it out (take caution afterward to care for immediate issues)

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  • 4. 

    According to the Seismology Lab at Berkeley, it is a good idea for Californians to get in the door frame during an earthquake.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. That information is outdated and not relevant to California, where building have strict building codes.

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  • 5. 

    Because local phone service will be disrupted in the event of a major earthquake

    • A.

      Everyone should have a skype account.

    • B.

      There is no point in trying to call anyone after a quake.

    • C.

      Hand-written mail is the best way to maintain contact with others.

    • D.

      You should have a long-distance contact and know their number.

    Correct Answer
    D. You should have a long-distance contact and know their number.
    Explanation
    D) You should have a long-distance contact and know their number. This should be pre-arranged during Step 2: Make a Plan.

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  • 6. 

    Because falling debris is probably the biggest danger indoors during an earthquake, it is advisable to run outside as quickly as possible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Running outside makes a person more vulnerable to falling debris. The best course of action is to protect yourself from debris by ducking under a sturdy table or desk.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following should you do if you are indoors during an earthquake?

    • A.

      Get under a table or desk.

    • B.

      Use your arms to protect your head and neck.

    • C.

      If you are under a desk, hold on to it throughout the shaking.

    • D.

      If you cannot get under a desk, duck and cover along an interior wall.

    • E.

      Face the windows so you can see what is going on.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Get under a table or desk.
    B. Use your arms to protect your head and neck.
    C. If you are under a desk, hold on to it throughout the shaking.
    D. If you cannot get under a desk, duck and cover along an interior wall.
    Explanation
    A, B, C, and D. You should NOT face the windows because they may shatter. It is recommended that you avoid windows.

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  • 8. 

    According to the video, who will win - you or the brick?

    • A.

      You

    • B.

      The Brick

    Correct Answer
    B. The Brick
    Explanation
    B) The Brick. The helmet didn't really do much good. Note: That had he ducked and covered, he would have been much better off.

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