The 1883 Eruption Of Krakatoa! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Active volcanoes have been a cause for a lot of studies and the violent 1883 eruption of Krakatoa was one that will not be forgotten in history. In this year the mountain erupted and the lava consumed most of the Island and caused a lot of tsunamis and even created more islands. The lava if not the tsunamis took a lot of casualties with them. See what you know about this historical eruption by taking this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did the eruption occur?

    • A.

      1901

    • B.

      1883

    • C.

      1845

    • D.

      1927

    • E.

      1876

    Correct Answer
    B. 1883
    Explanation
    In 1883, the eruption occurred.

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  • 2. 

    Where is Krakatau located?  

    Correct Answer
    Between the islands of Java and Sumatra off the southwestern coast of Indonesia
    Java and Sumatra
    Southwestern Indonesia
    Explanation
    Krakatau is located between the islands of Java and Sumatra, specifically off the southwestern coast of Indonesia. This location is known for its volcanic activity and is a popular tourist destination.

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  • 3. 

    How many people were killed as a result of the eruption?

    • A.

      35,000

    • B.

      30,000

    • C.

      29,000

    • D.

      36,000

    • E.

      40,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 36,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 36,000. This number represents the total number of people who were killed as a result of the eruption.

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  • 4. 

    How many deaths were from a result of falling debris and pyroclastic flows?

    • A.

      4,500

    • B.

      6,000

    • C.

      4,965

    • D.

      5,364

    • E.

      4,750

    Correct Answer
    A. 4,500
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4,500. This number represents the total deaths caused by falling debris and pyroclastic flows. These are two common hazards associated with volcanic eruptions. Falling debris refers to rocks, ash, and other materials that are ejected from the volcano and can cause injuries or fatalities when they hit people or structures. Pyroclastic flows are fast-moving currents of hot gas, ash, and volcanic particles that can travel down the slopes of a volcano, engulfing everything in their path. The given answer suggests that 4,500 deaths were specifically attributed to these two hazards during the event in question.

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  • 5. 

    What unusual thing happened as a result from the esruption and lasted for 3 years after?

    • A.

      Unusual storms

    • B.

      Unusual sunsets

    • C.

      Unusual droughts

    Correct Answer
    B. Unusual sunsets
    Explanation
    As a result of the eruption, unusual sunsets occurred and lasted for three years. This could be due to the volcanic ash and particles in the atmosphere, which can scatter sunlight and create vibrant and unique colors during sunset. The ash and particles act as a filter, causing the sunlight to scatter more, resulting in unusual and breathtaking sunsets that may not be seen under normal circumstances.

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  • 6. 

    In what year did Anak Krakatau (Krakatau baby) start erupting?

    • A.

      1895

    • B.

      1905

    • C.

      1910

    • D.

      1927

    • E.

      1875

    Correct Answer
    D. 1927
    Explanation
    Anak Krakatau, also known as Krakatau baby, started erupting in the year 1927.

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  • 7. 

    How much of the island sank back into the empty magma chamber beneath the ocean floor?

    • A.

      Three quarters

    • B.

      Half

    • C.

      The whole island

    • D.

      Two thirds

    • E.

      One quarter

    Correct Answer
    D. Two thirds
    Explanation
    Two thirds of the island sank back into the empty magma chamber beneath the ocean floor. This means that a significant portion of the island, but not the entire island, was pulled down into the magma chamber. The phrase "two thirds" indicates that approximately two out of every three parts of the island sank, leaving only one third remaining above the ocean surface.

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