Natural Disaster Short Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 

    What is a natural disaster?

    • A.

      Something that breaks

    • B.

      A natural hazard

    • C.

      Something that is not destructive

    Correct Answer
    B. A natural hazard
    Explanation
    A natural disaster refers to an event or occurrence caused by natural forces that results in widespread damage, destruction, or loss of life. It is different from a natural hazard, which is a potential threat or danger posed by natural phenomena. A natural disaster is characterized by its destructive impact on the environment, infrastructure, and human lives.

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  • 2. 

    Which is the most know hurricane out of the answer choices?

    • A.

      Hurricane Earl

    • B.

      Hurricane Paula

    • C.

      Hurricane Katrina

    Correct Answer
    C. Hurricane Katrina
    Explanation
    Hurricane Katrina is the most well-known hurricane out of the answer choices. This is because it was one of the most destructive and deadly hurricanes in US history. It made landfall in 2005 and caused widespread devastation, particularly in the city of New Orleans. The hurricane resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and caused extensive damage to infrastructure and property. The event received significant media coverage and sparked debates about emergency preparedness and response.

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  • 3. 

    In hurricane Katrina which answer below caused the most destruction?

    • A.

      Rain

    • B.

      Lightning

    • C.

      Flooding

    Correct Answer
    C. Flooding
    Explanation
    Flooding caused the most destruction in hurricane Katrina. While rain and lightning are also associated with hurricanes, flooding is often the most damaging aspect. The heavy rainfall and storm surge caused widespread flooding in New Orleans and other coastal areas, leading to the breaching of levees and extensive property damage. The flooding resulted in the displacement of thousands of people, loss of life, and significant economic impact.

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  • 4. 

    What is a tsunami?

    • A.

      A series of water waves

    • B.

      Flooding

    • C.

      Small waves

    Correct Answer
    A. A series of water waves
    Explanation
    A tsunami refers to a series of water waves that are typically caused by underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides. These waves can travel across vast distances in the ocean and can be extremely powerful and destructive when they reach the coastline. Tsunamis are characterized by their long wavelengths and high speeds, which differentiate them from regular ocean waves. The impact of a tsunami can result in devastating flooding and widespread destruction in coastal areas.

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  • 5. 

    What is a tornado?

    • A.

      Alot of rainfall

    • B.

      Heavy wind

    • C.

      Violent column of rotating air

    Correct Answer
    C. Violent column of rotating air
    Explanation
    A tornado is a violent column of rotating air. This explanation accurately describes a tornado as a weather phenomenon characterized by a spinning column of air that is often accompanied by heavy winds. The term "violent" emphasizes the destructive nature of tornadoes, which can cause significant damage to structures and pose a threat to human safety.

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  • 6. 

    Flooding is not a natural disaster.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Flooding is considered a natural disaster because it is caused by natural phenomena such as heavy rainfall, hurricanes, or tsunamis. Flooding can result in significant damage to infrastructure, loss of property, and even loss of life. It is a natural event that can have devastating consequences for affected communities. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 7. 

    3 types of floodings are flash floods, coastal floods, and river floods.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because flash floods, coastal floods, and river floods are indeed three types of floodings. Flash floods occur suddenly and are caused by heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt. Coastal floods happen when ocean waters overflow onto coastal areas due to storms or high tides. River floods occur when rivers overflow their banks due to heavy rainfall or snowmelt. Therefore, the given answer is correct.

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  • 8. 

    There is 2 main causes of forest fires natural and human.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because there are indeed two main causes of forest fires: natural causes and human causes. Natural causes include lightning strikes and volcanic eruptions, while human causes include activities such as campfires, discarded cigarettes, and arson. Both of these causes contribute to the occurrence of forest fires, making the statement accurate.

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  • 9. 

    When magma reaches the surface its called lava.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When magma, which is molten rock beneath the Earth's surface, rises to the surface through volcanic activity, it is then called lava. Lava is the term used to describe the molten rock that flows out of a volcano during an eruption or when it reaches the Earth's surface through cracks and fissures. Therefore, the statement "When magma reaches the surface its called lava" is true.

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  • 10. 

    A severe storm can be a ...

    • A.

      Thunderstorm

    • B.

      Blizzard

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    A severe storm can refer to a thunderstorm, a blizzard, or both. Thunderstorms are characterized by heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and sometimes strong winds. On the other hand, blizzards are severe winter storms that involve heavy snowfall, strong winds, and low visibility. Therefore, both thunderstorms and blizzards can be considered as examples of severe storms.

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