Disaster Management

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  • 1. 
    In a cyclone, the direction of circulation is anti-clockwise in Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in Southern Hemisphere due to .................
    • A. 

      Gravitational force

    • B. 

      Coriolis effect

    • C. 

      Inclination of Earth’s rotational axis

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 2. 
    Effective hazard management largely rely on ..................
    • A. 

      Govt. agencies 

    • B. 

      Emergency responses 

    • C. 

      Pre-disaster planning 

    • D. 

      Volcanoes

  • 3. 
    The extent to which a community ,structure , services or geographic area is likely to be damaged or disrupted by the impact of particular hazard is termed as .............................
    • A. 

      Capacity 

    • B. 

      Vulnerability  

    • C. 

      Risk 

    • D. 

      Hazard assessment 

  • 4. 
    The point of the earth’s surface directly above the point where an earthquake occurs is called the :-
    • A. 

      Focus 

    • B. 

      Epicenter 

    • C. 

      Fracture

    • D. 

      Fault

  • 5. 
     The cycle of disaster consists of the following components :- 
    • A. 

      Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery 

    • B. 

      Mitigation, Risk assessment, Response and Recovery 

    • C. 

      Preparedness, vulnerability assessment, risk assessment, recovery

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 6. 
    Volcanoes are generally found where:-
    • A. 

      Intraplates pull

    • B. 

      Tectonic plates pull 

    • C. 

      EARTH'S CRUST PULL

    • D. 

      NONE OF ABOVE

  • 7. 
    Volcanic erupted material when inside the hill/earth/mountain it is called :-
    • A. 

      Lava 

    • B. 

      Magma

    • C. 

      Lahars 

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    The level of risk of a disaster depends on :- 
    • A. 

      Nature of the hazard 

    • B. 

      Vulnerability of the elements which are affected 

    • C. 

      Economic value of the elements which are affected 

    • D. 

      All of above

  • 9. 
    Vulnerability analysis comes in which part of the Disaster Management Cycle:-
    • A. 

      Mitigation 

    • B. 

      Preparedness 

    • C. 

      Response   

    • D. 

      Recovery

  • 10. 
    High vulnerability and high hazard are associated with :-
    • A. 

      Low disaster risk

    • B. 

      Medium disaster risk 

    • C. 

      High disaster risk 

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 11. 
    What is it called when a large number of people in a community get a disease at the same time ?   
    • A. 

      INFLUX

    • B. 

      Black death

    • C. 

      Epidemic 

    • D. 

      Pandemic

  • 12. 
    The Richter scale expresses an earthquakes:-
    • A. 

      Magnitude 

    • B. 

      Location 

    • C. 

      Duration 

    • D. 

      Depth 

  • 13. 
     A disease that becomes unusually widespread and even global in its reach is referred to as:-
    • A. 

      Epidemic 

    • B. 

      Pandemic

    • C. 

      Spanish flu

    • D. 

      Hyperendemic

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a man-made hazard?
    • A. 

      Leakage of Toxic waste

    • B. 

      Wars and Civil Strife

    • C. 

      Drought 

    • D. 

      Environmental pollution

  • 15. 
    Intensity of an earthquake is measured by:- 
    • A. 

      Modified Mercalli scale

    • B. 

      Richter scale

    • C. 

      Seismograph

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 16. 
    What is Lahars ?
    • A. 

      Magma

    • B. 

      Lava 

    • C. 

      Volcanic mud flow 

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Which one of the following is a geological disaster? 
    • A. 

      Tsunami

    • B. 

      Flood 

    • C. 

      Storm surge

    • D. 

      Wild fire

  • 18. 
    During volcanic eruption , the extreme risk zone is within a distance :-
    • A. 

      Upto 100 mtrs 

    • B. 

      100-300 mtrs

    • C. 

      300mtrs- 3 km

    • D. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 19. 
    Which wave of the earthquake produces rolling effect along the surface
    • A. 

      P wave

    • B. 

      S WAVE

    • C. 

       L wave 

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 20. 
    Generally the number on Richter Scale ranges between –   
    • A. 

      0 and 6

    • B. 

      0 and 9

    • C. 

      1 to 5 

    • D. 

      1 to 12

  • 21. 
    Disaster Management includes: 
    • A. 

      Mitigation 

    • B. 

      Reconstruction 

    • C. 

      Rehabilitation  

    • D. 

      All of the above 

  • 22. 
    Which is the only active volcano in India?   
    • A. 

      Volcano Popa

    • B. 

      Volcano of Barren Island 

    • C. 

      Volcano Etna

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    What is Ring of Fire? 
    • A. 

      Belt of volcanoes in the Circum Pacific region

    • B. 

      Belt of volcanoes in the mid-continental region

    • C. 

      Belt of volcanoes in the mid-atlantic region  

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Tsunami’s can occur only during :- 
    • A. 

      Evening 

    • B. 

      Afternoon 

    • C. 

      Any time of the day or night

    • D. 

      Morning 

  • 25. 
    The name of the largest active volcano in the world is : 
    • A. 

      Mauna Lao in Hawaii 

    • B. 

      Mount Fuji in Japan

    • C. 

      Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania 

    • D. 

      None of the above 

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