How Much You Know About Natural Disasters? Trivia Quiz

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A natural disaster is a major harmful event resulting from the biological activities of the earth. Some natural disasters include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and storms. A natural disaster can cause severe property damage or even result in the loss of life. How much do you understand about natural disasters? Learn more about natural disasters and the mess they leave behind, and this quiz will tell you all.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a drought?
    • A. 

      A prolonged, abnormally wet period when there is more than enough water for the normal needs of people.

    • B. 

      A prolonged, abnormally dry period when there is not enough water for the normal needs of people.

    • C. 

      A short, dry period when there is not enough water for the normal needs of people.

    • D. 

      A long, cold period when there is not enough water for the normal needs of people.

  • 2. 
    Rainfall in Australia is always the same amount.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are economic, social, and environmental impacts of droughts?
    • A. 

      Income loss to farmers.

    • B. 

      The GDP stays the same.

    • C. 

      Prices of crops that didn't grow as well go lower.

    • D. 

      Land is degraded and topsoil becomes very dry and is more prone to degradation.

  • 4. 
    Earthquakes are movement or _______ on the Earth's crust.
  • 5. 
    Do earthquakes happen on the moon?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Are earthquakes caused by humans?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    What does the acronym SES stand for?
    • A. 

      State Equality Service

    • B. 

      State Emergency Service

    • C. 

      Severe Emergency Service

  • 8. 
    What is a flood?
    • A. 

      When a small amount of water leaks from a tap.

    • B. 

      When a large amount of water leaks from a tap.

    • C. 

      When a large amount of water submerges land.

  • 9. 
    Can floods have positive impacts?  
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    What should you do incase of a severe storm?
    • A. 

      Run away to safety.

    • B. 

      Run through the storm.

    • C. 

      Try to record the storm.

  • 11. 
    What are the elements of a severe storm?
    • A. 

      Hailstones with a diameter of 2cm or more

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      Flash flooding

    • D. 

      Tornadoes

  • 12. 
    What are the speeds of wind gusts in a severe storm?
    • A. 

      Wind gusts of 85km/h or greater

    • B. 

      Wind gusts of 70km/h or greater

    • C. 

      Wind gusts of 60km/h or greater

    • D. 

      Wind gusts of 90km/h or greater

  • 13. 
    Can campfires cause bushfires?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Are there any positive effects of bushfires?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    When is the danger of a bushfire higher?
    • A. 

      Drier seasons.

    • B. 

      Wetter seasons.

  • 16. 
    What kind of a center does a tropical cyclone have?
    • A. 

      A medium pressured one.

    • B. 

      A low pressured one.

    • C. 

      A high pressured one.

    • D. 

      One with no pressure.

  • 17. 
    What are the characteristics of a tropical cyclone?
    • A. 

      Strong winds.

    • B. 

      Hailstones.

    • C. 

      Heavy rain.

  • 18. 
    What is the eye of a tropical cyclone shaped like?
    • A. 

      An Oval

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Rectangular

    • D. 

      A Square

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