How Well You Really Know About Floods? Trivia Quiz

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How Well You Really Know About Floods? Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 2. 
    Do tropical cyclones cause flooding?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    How much money does floods cost Australia annually?
    • A. 

      $300 million

    • B. 

      $400 million

    • C. 

      $500 million

    • D. 

      $600 million

  • 4. 
    Floods are Australia's most costly natural disaster.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 6. 
    The 2013 Eastern Australia floods was caused because of:
    • A. 

      A cyclone

    • B. 

      An earthquake

    • C. 

      Heavy rainfall

    • D. 

      Dam

  • 7. 
    Can ice or snow melt cause floods?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Floods result in loss of nutrients from the soil?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

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