Geography Trivia On Natural Disasters! Quiz

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Geography Trivia On Natural Disasters! Quiz

Below is a geography trivia on natural disasters! Climate varies in different regions and there are some changes within an area that make some disasters happen such as earthquakes, fires, drought and even floods. Some of them cause a lot of damage and loss of life and while others can be managed and controlled others are unavoidable. Do take the quiz and get to see what you know about some of them. .


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

      The shortage of water for an excessive period of time.

    • B. 

      A year without water/rain.

    • C. 

      A week without rain.

    • D. 

      5 days with no precipitation.

  • 2. 
    Which option is true?
    • A. 

      Drought can only occur in dry, arid areas.

    • B. 

      Drought can occur in any climate.

    • C. 

      Drought can affect wet climates.

  • 3. 
    What can drought cause?
    • A. 

      Diseases

    • B. 

      Hunger

    • C. 

      Thirst

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    How many lives were lost during the Black Saturday bushfires (VIC 2009)?
    • A. 

      208

    • B. 

      173

    • C. 

      37

    • D. 

      89

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Bushfires are only caused by humans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a type of flooding?
    • A. 

      Seawater Flooding

    • B. 

      Excess Flooding

    • C. 

      Wave Flooding

    • D. 

      Drainage Flooding

  • 8. 
    Floods are always caused by heavy rainfall.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is the flood?
    • A. 

      Excess water

    • B. 

      Heavy rainfall

    • C. 

      An overflow of water that submerges land

    • D. 

      An excessive depth of water

  • 10. 
    A tropical cyclone has a high-pressure center.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Tropical cyclones form over warm waters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Why are tropical cyclones given names?
    • A. 

      Because the forecasters need to

    • B. 

      Because it is used for reporting on the news

    • C. 

      Because it helps with forecasting, tracking and reporting

    • D. 

      Because it is needed for research

  • 13. 
    What color are dust storms usually?
    • A. 

      Red/orange

    • B. 

      Brown

    • C. 

      Yellow/mustard

    • D. 

      Grey

  • 14. 
    Dust storms are common in arid regions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What isn't a requirement for severe storms to develop?
    • A. 

      Moist/humid air

    • B. 

      An unstable atomosphere

    • C. 

      Rainfall

    • D. 

      An area of low pressure

  • 16. 
    An earthquake is known as a photonic disaster.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What is the study of earthquakes called?
    • A. 

      Phorosics

    • B. 

      Etomology

    • C. 

      Seismology

    • D. 

      Earthology

  • 18. 
    To cause damage an earthquake needs to exceed what magnitude?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      6