Facts About Tsunami! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What can cause a Tsunami?
    • A. 

      Landslide

    • B. 

      Underwater earthquake

    • C. 

      Volcanic Eruption

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 2. 
    Do all undersea earthquakes trigger a tsunami?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    What does the word "tsunami" mean in Japanese?
    • A. 

      Tidal wave

    • B. 

      Harbour wave

    • C. 

      Killer wave

    • D. 

      Century wave

  • 4. 
    Witnesses have said that an approaching tsunami sounds like what?
    • A. 

      Firecrackers exploding

    • B. 

      A Freight train

    • C. 

      Ice Cracking

    • D. 

      Nothing. There is silence

  • 5. 
    What is the most active tsunami area?
    • A. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • B. 

      Caribbean Sea

    • C. 

      Indian Ocean

    • D. 

      North Atlantic Ocean

  • 6. 
    What is the deadliest tsunami ever recorded?
    • A. 

      The 1782 South China Sea tsunami

    • B. 

      The 1868 northern Chile tsunami

    • C. 

      The 1883 South Java Sea tsunami

    • D. 

      The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

  • 7. 
    How fast can a tsunami travel?
    • A. 

      Up to 100 miles an hour (160 kilometers an hour)

    • B. 

      Up to 200 miles an hour (320 kilometers an hour)

    • C. 

      Up to 500 miles an hour (800 kilometers an hour

    • D. 

      Up to 1,000 miles an hour (1,600 kilometers an hour)

  • 8. 
    Can you detect a tsunami in the open ocean?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    Where was the largest tsunami in history recorded?
    • A. 

      A) India

    • B. 

      B) Philippines

    • C. 

      Chile

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 10. 
    What is frequently a warning sign of an impending tsunami?
    • A. 

      Winds suddenly change direction

    • B. 

      The sky suddenly clears

    • C. 

      Seawater suddenly retreats from the shore

    • D. 

      All of the above

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