Environmental & Health Effects Of Natural Disasters

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  • 1. 
    What is the main cause of mortality with hurricanes?
    • A. 

      Drowning

    • B. 

      Debris

    • C. 

      Disease

  • 2. 
    Natural disasters are
    • A. 

      Events created by nature that have destructive and catastrophic effects that can be avoided

    • B. 

      Events that are created by nature that have destructive and catastrophic effects and threaten the environment and the health of people in affected areas

    • C. 

      Threaten the environment and the health of people in affected areas which cause inexpensive damage

  • 3. 
    Hypothermia and respiratory tract infections are the leading cause of death in the case of flash floods and coastal floods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    There is no specific time of year or any other meteorological activity that causes earthquakes and it is also difficult to predict when and where an earthquake will strike.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Earthquakes pose a great risk to people because they cause:
    • A. 

      Causing injuries and fatalities through collapsing structures

    • B. 

      Fires

    • C. 

      Floods

    • D. 

      Landslides

    • E. 

      Droughts

    • F. 

      Tsunamis

    • G. 

      Soil liquefaction

    • H. 

      Water and food contamination

    • I. 

      Hypothermia

  • 6. 
     Tsunamis originate at the epicenter of the seismic activity and spreads outward in one direction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Expelled gases that can cause lung damage to individuals who have a compromised respiratory system are a result from
    • A. 

      Tsunamis

    • B. 

      Wildfires

    • C. 

      Hurricanes

    • D. 

      Volcanos

  • 8. 
    Extreme amounts of volcanic ash can create
    • A. 

      Structural damage to houses

    • B. 

      Limited visibility

    • C. 

      Corneal abrasions

    • D. 

      Burns

    • E. 

      Hypothermia

    • F. 

      Respiratory problems

  • 9. 
    Everyone who is exposed to the thick smoke of wildfires will have health problems
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Drought can lead to severe health consequences such as
    • A. 

      Communicable diseases

    • B. 

      Malnutrition

    • C. 

      Respiratory problems

    • D. 

      Infectious disease

    • E. 

      Trauma

  • 11. 
    The Four Stages of Disaster Involvement include
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