Geography MCQ Quiz On Natural Hazards!

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Geography MCQ Quiz On Natural Hazards! - Quiz

. ] Geography is the study of landmasses, bodies, and bodies of water as they relate to the population that resides there. A natural hazard is an incident that threatens lives, property, and other items. Natural hazards tend to take place repeatedly in specific locations where it is normal for them to occur. Natural hazards include floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and tsunamis, and this quiz is the best on geography and biological hazards. You got this.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Natural hazards exist...
    • A. 

      Wherever a volcano is

    • B. 

      Only on plate boundaries

    • C. 

      Where a natural event will harm people

    • D. 

      Where much damage to the environment may be caused

  • 2. 
    Natural hazards are typical:
    • A. 

      Of high magnitude

    • B. 

      Of low magnitude

    • C. 

      Of low frequency

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 3. 
    A natural hazard that has been influenced by human impacts is sometimes referred to as a ____________ hazard.
  • 4. 
    When a natural hazard impacts human society through social disruption, material damage and/or a loss of life it is called a...
    • A. 

      Disaster

    • B. 

      Human Hazard

    • C. 

      Environmental Hazard

    • D. 

      Tragedy

    • E. 

      Hazard Event

  • 5. 
    Natural disasters often consist of ________ hazards with one event triggering other events.
  • 6. 
    Where the event occurs, the _________ _________ and how prepared the area is will influence the impact of a particular hazard.
  • 7. 
    The overall impact of a disaster on human society also relates to the countries'...
    • A. 

      Economic Strength

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Social and Political Stability

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 8. 
    Match up the definition with the correct term. 1. The potential to cause harm 2. The likelihood of harm in defined circumstances   A. Hazard B. Disaster C. Risk
    • A. 

      1 - A and 2 - C

    • B. 

      1 - A and 2 - B

    • C. 

      1 - B and 2 - B

    • D. 

      1 - C and 2 - A

    • E. 

      1 - C and 2 - B

  • 9. 
    Match up the event with the correct hazard and risk level.  1. Central Tibet, Kojoxili earthquake, M 7.8, 14th of november 2001, Fatality 0 2. Eastern China, Weichuan Earthquake, M 7.9, 12 May 2008, Fatalities 87,587   A. High seismic hazard and Low seismic risk B. Low seismic hazard and Low seismic risk C. High seismic hazard and High seismic risk D. Low seismic hazard and High seismic risk
    • A. 

      1 - A and 2 - D

    • B. 

      1 - C and 2 - A

    • C. 

      1 - C and 2 - D

    • D. 

      1 - B and 2 - D

    • E. 

      1 - A and 2 - C

  • 10. 
    Many earthquakes occur on _____ ___________.
  • 11. 
    The largest known earthquake event occurred in 1960. Name the country and magnitude of the earthquake.
    • A. 

      Alaska - 8.7

    • B. 

      Indonesia - 9.6

    • C. 

      Alaska - 9.4

    • D. 

      Chile - 9.5

    • E. 

      Chile - 9.7

  • 12. 
    Link the Magnitudes to the Average annual frequencies.  1. 8 + 2. 7 - 7.9 3. 4.-4.9 4. 2 - 2.9   A. 1 B. 1,300,000 C. 17 D. 13,000 E. 16,000,000
    • A. 

      1 - A, 2 - C, 3 - D and 4 - E

    • B. 

      1 - E, 2 - B, 3 - D and 4 - C

    • C. 

      1 - A, 2 - C, 3 - D and 4 - B

    • D. 

      1 - C, 2 - D, 3 - B and 4 - E

    • E. 

      1 - A, 2 - A, 3 - C and 4 - D

  • 13. 
    The sudden slip on a fault results in the ground shaking and radiated _______ _________.
  • 14. 
    The location of causation for an earthquake is known as the _______.
  • 15. 
    The place on the surface of the earth under which an earthquake rupture originates is known as the...
    • A. 

      Focus

    • B. 

      Epicenter

    • C. 

      Hypocenter

    • D. 

      Active point

    • E. 

      Hit zone

  • 16. 
    A fracture along which the blocks of crust either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture is known as a _________.
  • 17. 
    Match the diagram to the correct term.1.  2. A. Normal faultB. Right-lateral faultC. Left-lateral faultD. Reverse fault
    • A. 

      1 - B and 2 - C

    • B. 

      1 - A and 2 - D

    • C. 

      1 - D and 2 - C

    • D. 

      1 - C and 2 - B

    • E. 

      1 - D and 2 - A

  • 18. 
    Match the diagrams to the correct terms. 1.  2. A. Normal faultB. Right-lateral faultC. Left-lateral faultD. Reverse fault
    • A. 

      1 - A and 2 - A

    • B. 

      1 - B and 2 - D

    • C. 

      1 - C and 2 - C

    • D. 

      1 - C and 2 - B

    • E. 

      1 - B and 2 - C

  • 19. 
    Right-lateral faults and Left-lateral faults occur in a lateral motion whilst Normal faults and Reverse faults occur in a ________ ________.
  • 20. 
    This picture shows a ___________ motion fault.
  • 21. 
    The picture here shows a ____________ fault.
  • 22. 
    Body waves are known as __ and __ waves.
  • 23. 
    Apart from body waves, earthquakes also release energy through ________ ________.
  • 24. 
    For each whole number you go up on the Richter scale, the amplitude of seismic waves recorded by a seismograph goes up by...
    • A. 

      10 times

    • B. 

      100 times

    • C. 

      1000 times

    • D. 

      15 times

    • E. 

      88.8 times

  • 25. 
    Both foreshocks and aftershocks are less in __________.
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