Test Your Earthquake Preparedness Knowledge!

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Test Your Earthquake Preparedness Knowledge! - Quiz

After looking through the pages of this website, test your comprehension to see if you are prepared for an earthquake.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If you're wondering how your friends and family are doing after an earthquake, you should:

    • A.

      Call immediately to check on them

    • B.

      Get on the road as soon as possible and drive to their location.

    • C.

      Avoid calling or driving in order to keep the phone lines and roads open for emergencies.

    • D.

      Call the police to ask what areas have been most effected.

    Correct Answer
    C. Avoid calling or driving in order to keep the phone lines and roads open for emergencies.
    Explanation
    During and after an earthquake, it is important to avoid using phone lines and roads unless it is absolutely necessary. This is because emergency services and personnel need these resources to respond to and assist with the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. By refraining from calling or driving, you can help ensure that these essential communication channels and routes are available for emergency purposes.

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  • 2. 

    If you are several stories up in a tall building, taking an elevator is the quickest way to reach the ground level because the stairwells will be too full.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Taking an elevator may not always be the quickest way to reach the ground level in a tall building. While it is true that stairwells may be crowded during emergencies or peak times, in normal situations, stairwells are usually a faster option than waiting for an elevator. Stairwells allow for a continuous descent without any delays or stops, making them a more efficient choice for reaching the ground level quickly.

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  • 3. 

    In an office setting, what is the most dangerous falling hazard?

    • A.

      Hanging light fixtures because of the glass bulbs and electrical currents.

    • B.

      Unsecured desk items including computers, printers, and decorations.

    • C.

      Heavy unsecured filing cabinets.

    • D.

      All of the above items can be extremely hazardous if they are unsecured.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above items can be extremely hazardous if they are unsecured.
    Explanation
    All of the above items can be extremely hazardous if they are unsecured. Hanging light fixtures with glass bulbs and electrical currents can pose a risk if they fall and break, potentially causing injuries from broken glass or electrical shocks. Unsecured desk items such as computers, printers, and decorations can also be dangerous if they fall and hit someone or cause tripping hazards. Heavy unsecured filing cabinets can pose a significant risk if they tip over and crush someone. Therefore, all of these items can be dangerous if they are not properly secured in an office setting.

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  • 4. 

    How many days worth of supplies should you have on hand in case of an earthquake related emergency?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    In case of an earthquake-related emergency, it is recommended to have at least 3 days worth of supplies on hand. This is because during such emergencies, access to basic necessities like food, water, and medical supplies may be limited or completely cut off. Having a 3-day supply ensures that individuals and families can sustain themselves until help and resources become available.

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  • 5. 

    How often should you practice the "Drop, Cover, and Hold" technique?

    • A.

      Once a year

    • B.

      Once a month

    • C.

      Twice a year

    • D.

      Twice a week

    Correct Answer
    C. Twice a year
    Explanation
    The "Drop, Cover, and Hold" technique is a recommended action to take during an earthquake to protect oneself from falling objects and potential injury. Practicing this technique regularly helps to ensure that it becomes a natural response during an earthquake. However, practicing it too frequently may lead to complacency or a lack of urgency during an actual earthquake. Therefore, practicing the technique twice a year strikes a balance between being prepared and avoiding over-practice.

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