How Well You Really Know About Floods? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What types of floods usually occur in Australia?

    • A.

      Flash floods

    • B.

      Dam failure

    • C.

      Slow-onset flooding

    • D.

      Rapid-onset flooding

    • E.

      Pluvial Floods

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Flash floods
    C. Slow-onset flooding
    D. Rapid-onset flooding
    Explanation
    Flash floods, Slow-onset flooding and Rapid-onset flooding are common types of flooding that occurs in Australia,

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  • 2. 

    Do tropical cyclones cause flooding?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tropical cyclones often cause floods.

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  • 3. 

    How much money does floods cost Australia annually?

    • A.

      $300 million

    • B.

      $400 million

    • C.

      $500 million

    • D.

      $600 million

    Correct Answer
    B. $400 million
    Explanation
    On average floods cost Australia $413 million dollars annually.

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  • 4. 

    Floods are Australia's most costly natural disaster.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Floods are Australia's most costly natural disaster.

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  • 5. 

    In the 1852 Gundagai floods, what fraction of the population was killed?

    • A.

      1/5

    • B.

      1/4

    • C.

      1/3

    • D.

      1/2

    Correct Answer
    C. 1/3
    Explanation
    The floods that hit Gundagai in 1852 killed 89 people, which was more than a third of the population at the time.

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  • 6. 

    The 2013 Eastern Australia floods was caused because of:

    • A.

      A cyclone

    • B.

      An earthquake

    • C.

      Heavy rainfall

    • D.

      Dam

    Correct Answer
    A. A cyclone
    Explanation
    Cyclone Oswald caused the 2013 Eastern Australian floods, displacing up to 7500 people.

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  • 7. 

    Can ice or snow melt cause floods?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ice or snow melt can cause floods because when ice or snow melts, it increases the amount of water in rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. If the melting occurs too quickly or if there is a large amount of ice or snow to melt, it can overwhelm the capacity of the waterways and lead to flooding. This is particularly common in areas with a lot of snow or in mountainous regions where rapid snowmelt can occur.

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  • 8. 

    Floods result in loss of nutrients from the soil?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Floods actually help to transport and replenish the nutrients in the soil. This is one of the positives about floods

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  • 9. 

    How long do rapid-onset floods take to develop?

    • A.

      Six hours

    • B.

      Twenty-four hours

    • C.

      A few days

    • D.

      A week or more

    Correct Answer
    C. A few days
    Explanation
    Rapid on-set floods often take a few days to develop and occur mainly in coastal areas.

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  • 10. 

    How high did flood waters peak at Ipswich in the 2010-2011 floods?

    • A.

      4.46 metres

    • B.

      11.24 metres

    • C.

      19.5 metres

    • D.

      22.96 metres

    Correct Answer
    C. 19.5 metres
    Explanation
    The flood waters at Ipswich in the 2010-2011 floods reached a peak of 19.5 metres.

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