WMD (Weapons Of Mass Destruction)

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WMD (Weapons Of Mass Destruction) - Quiz

A weapon of mass destruction is any weapon - nuclear, radiological, chemical or biological – that can bring significant harm to a large amount of humans, or cause great damage to man-made structures. How much do you know about them?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Terrorism started in what period of history?

    • A.

      Post WW2

    • B.

      Pre WW2

    • C.

      Middle Eastern Times

    • D.

      Roman Empire

    Correct Answer
    D. Roman Empire
    Explanation
    Terrorism started during the Roman Empire. This period in history saw the emergence of various extremist groups and individuals who used violence to achieve their political or religious goals, instilling fear and terror among the population. These acts of terrorism were often motivated by factors such as political unrest, religious conflicts, and opposition to Roman rule. The Roman Empire was a significant period in the development of terrorism as a tactic, laying the groundwork for its future manifestations in different parts of the world.

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  • 2. 

    A major factor that has caused what is termed modern day terrorism was colonialism.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Colonialism is considered a major factor that has contributed to modern-day terrorism. This is because the colonization of countries by foreign powers often led to the oppression, exploitation, and marginalization of local populations. These conditions created a fertile ground for resentment, anger, and a desire for independence, which eventually gave rise to terrorist movements. The legacy of colonialism, including the arbitrary borders and unresolved conflicts left behind, continues to fuel terrorism in many regions of the world today.

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  • 3. 

    The first use of atomic weapons were by the country Japan.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. The first use of atomic weapons was not by Japan, but by the United States. The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, towards the end of World War II. Japan was the recipient of the atomic bombings, not the country responsible for using them.

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  • 4. 

    The "nuclear club" consists of the following countries:

    • A.

      US, Egypt, Russia, France, Israel, and Brazil

    • B.

      US, Russia, China, France, UK, Israel, North Korea

    • C.

      US, Russia, China, France, UK, Israel, North and South Korea

    • D.

      US, Russia, China, France, UK, Israel, Japan, North and South Korea

    Correct Answer
    B. US, Russia, China, France, UK, Israel, North Korea
    Explanation
    The "nuclear club" refers to the countries that possess nuclear weapons. The correct answer includes the countries that are known to have nuclear weapons, which are the US, Russia, China, France, UK, Israel, and North Korea. Egypt, Brazil, and Japan are not known to possess nuclear weapons, so they are not part of the "nuclear club".

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  • 5. 

    Recently, within the last five years the Iraeli Air Force destroyed a suspected nuclear weapons plant in what country?

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      Iran

    • C.

      Iraq

    • D.

      Syria

    Correct Answer
    D. Syria
    Explanation
    Within the last five years, the Israeli Air Force destroyed a suspected nuclear weapons plant in Syria. This suggests that Syria was suspected of developing nuclear weapons, and Israel took action to prevent this from happening. The other options (Egypt, Iran, and Iraq) are not mentioned in relation to the destruction of a suspected nuclear weapons plant within the given timeframe.

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  • 6. 

    The greatest immediate danger in the hot zone to a nuclear blast, non strategic, is what?

    • A.

      Temperature

    • B.

      Shrapnel/Collapsing Buildings, etc.

    • C.

      Radioactive Fallout

    • D.

      Nuclear Winter

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperature
    Explanation
    The greatest immediate danger in the hot zone to a non-strategic nuclear blast is temperature. A nuclear blast generates an intense amount of heat, causing extreme temperatures in the immediate vicinity. This heat can lead to severe burns, fires, and destruction of infrastructure. It is crucial to seek shelter and protect oneself from the intense heat to minimize the risk of injury or death.

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  • 7. 

    If the tactical nuclear device detonates at ground level, you should, in an attempt to survive, week cover in a building or stairwell away from windows at least on the Ninth Floor or higher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If a tactical nuclear device detonates at ground level, seeking cover in a building or stairwell away from windows on the ninth floor or higher is recommended for survival. This is because being on a higher floor can provide better protection from the blast and radiation. The higher elevation can reduce the impact of the explosion and shield individuals from the immediate effects of the blast, such as flying debris and intense heat. Additionally, being indoors and away from windows can help minimize exposure to radiation. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    Air detonation of a tactical device means you should seek shelter immediately in the basement, away from windows.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Air detonation of a tactical device refers to the explosion of a weapon in the air rather than on the ground. In such a scenario, seeking shelter in the basement away from windows is advised as it provides the best protection against the potential impact of the explosion, including flying debris and the shockwave. The basement offers a more secure and enclosed space, reducing the risk of injury and exposure to the blast effects. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer as it aligns with the recommended safety measures during an air detonation of a tactical device.

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  • 9. 

    If outside of the hot zone, you have approximately how many minutes to move upwind from the detonation to avoid radioactive fallout?

    • A.

      Five Minutes or less

    • B.

      Ten Minutes or less

    • C.

      Fifteen Minutes or less

    • D.

      At least Twenty Minutes

    Correct Answer
    C. Fifteen Minutes or less
    Explanation
    If you are outside of the hot zone, you have approximately fifteen minutes or less to move upwind from the detonation to avoid radioactive fallout. This is because radioactive fallout can be carried by the wind and can spread quickly. Moving upwind helps to minimize your exposure to the fallout, as the wind will carry it away from your location. Moving quickly within the first fifteen minutes is crucial to ensure that you are at a safer distance from the fallout.

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  • 10. 

    An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, is an phenominon caused from a nuclear detonation.  An EMP "fries" all known electronics.  Therefore, do not expect eletronics to work.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a phenomenon that occurs as a result of a nuclear detonation. This pulse has the ability to damage or destroy electronic devices, rendering them inoperable. Therefore, it is accurate to say that electronics should not be expected to work after an EMP event.

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