Quake Quiz

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Quake Quiz

In the last few weeks Wellingtonians have experienced some big jolts. They weren't the only ones of course, the earthquakes were centred in the Cook Strait near the Marlborough township of Seddon, so all around the top of the South Island and the bottom of the North Island earthquakes are a hot topic, just like this quiz really.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    While we can't predict earthquakes, earthquake weather is a common pseudoscientific method for predicting earthquakes. Typically, what is this weather said to be like? Find the answer
    • A. 

      Thunderous, reflecting the commotion of the tectonic plates

    • B. 

      Hot and calm, the air filled with hot air escaped from underground caverns

    • C. 

      Windy, like Wellington

  • 2. 
    In a year, what is the typical number of earthquakes in New Zealand? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      7,000

    • B. 

      14,000

    • C. 

      21,000

  • 3. 
    Who is the Māori god of earthquakes? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Tūmatuenga

    • B. 

      Rūaumoko

    • C. 

      Tangaroa

  • 4. 
    Complete the phrase that engineers have used in reference to earthquakes. 'Earthquakes don't kill people, ...' Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      People do.

    • B. 

      Buildings do.

    • C. 

      Guns do.

  • 5. 
    Since European arrival in New Zealand, which earthquake has been the deadliest? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      1848 Marlborough

    • B. 

      1931 Hawke's Bay

    • C. 

      2011 Christchurch

  • 6. 
    Napier was rebuilt in two years. In what architectural style were many of the buildings designed? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Art deco

    • B. 

      Art nouveau

    • C. 

      Bauhaus

  • 7. 
    The back page of the Yellow Pages is a good resource to read in order to be prepared for many disasters. What is the drill to proceed with in an earthquake? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Stop, do not pass go

    • B. 

      Stop, drop, roll

    • C. 

      Drop, cover, hold

  • 8. 
    New Zealand is one of the few countries in the world with government earthquake insurance for home owners. When was the commission that later became EQC set up? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      1845

    • B. 

      1944

    • C. 

      1988

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the name of the system that monitors earthquakes in New Zealand? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      SkyNet

    • B. 

      NetScape

    • C. 

      GeoNet

  • 10. 
    Covered by many, who originally wrote and performed the song 'I feel the earth move'? Find the answer
    • A. 

      Loretta Swit

    • B. 

      Tori Amos

    • C. 

      Carole King